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Democracy under pressure

Stuart Chase

Democracy under pressure

special interests vs the public welfare; guide lines to America"s future as reported to the Twentieth Century Fund.

by Stuart Chase

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Published by Greenwood Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Lobbying -- United States.,
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesHis When the war ends, 4
      ContributionsTwentieth Century Fund.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJK1118 .C4 1968
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 142 p.
      Number of Pages142
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5601451M
      LC Control Number68008054

      The barbarian invasions and the fall of Rome in the 5th century A. State and Local Government. I shall proceed to point out this cause in the next chapter. When the inhabitant of a democratic country compares himself individually with all those about him, he feels with pride that he is the equal of any one of them; but when he comes to survey the totality of his fellows, and to place himself in contrast to so huge a body, he is instantly overwhelmed by the sense of his own insignificance and weakness.

      Democratic Ideals and Practice An increase in popular participation in government has often come about because the ruling group sees political advantage in it. Dmitri Trenin, director of the Moscow Center of Democracy under pressure book Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Twenty-five years ago, when people started undermining and eventually overthrew the communist system in Russia, the vast majority of Russians identified with democracy. This is especially the case with Roman Catholicism, in which the doctrine and the form are frequently so closely united as to form one point of belief. This appears to me not only to proceed from an accidental, but from a permanent cause. Example in-state and out-of-state tuition for college students. The same equality which renders him independent of each of his fellow-citizens taken severally, exposes him alone and unprotected to the influence of the greater number.

      In an indirect democracy citizens elect officials to represent them in government; representation is typical of most modern democracies. The public has therefore among a democratic people a singular power, of which aristocratic nations could never so much as conceive an idea; for it does not persuade to certain opinions, but it enforces them, and infuses them into the faculties by a sort of enormous pressure of the minds of all upon the reason of each. The Federal System. Political Campaigns and Candidates.


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Studies of this nature are far above the average capacity of men; and even if the majority of mankind were capable of such pursuits, it is evident that leisure to cultivate them would still be wanting. The comitia lost their powers, however, first to the aristocratic Roman Senate and ultimately to the Roman emperors.

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Some theorists would add equality of resources, or at least equality of opportunities, to the ideal characteristics of democracy. Harvard University is an award-winning educator who received his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

In the long term, however painful it is to lose an election, you know that it is good for the health or the vitality of the political system. In these words, which fell accidentally and on a particular subject from a man of rude attainments, I recognize the general and systematic idea upon which a great people directs all its concerns.

Image Waving a Russian flag in Simferopol, Ukraine. It may be foreseen that a democratic people will not easily give credence to divine missions; that they will turn modern prophets to a ready jest; and they that will seek to discover the chief arbiter of their belief within, and not beyond, the limits of their kind.

Byinflation and prosperity had enabled the vast majority of adult males to qualify as electors. Pass a joint resolution recognizing the new state. In the modern world, moreover, democracy requires almost universal literacy, which is also expensive.

If then, upon a brief and inattentive investigation, a common relation is thought to be detected between certain obtects, inquiry is not pushed any further; and without examining in detail how far these different objects differ or agree, they are hastily arranged under one formulary, in order to pass to another subject.

It is not because the French have changed their former opinions, and altered their former manners, that they have convulsed the world; but because they were the first to generalize and bring to light a philosophical method, by the assistance of which it became easy to attack all that was old, and to open a path to all that was new.

There is no religion which does not place the object of man's desires above and beyond the treasures of earth, and which does not naturally raise his soul to regions far above those of the senses. Most colonies initially adopted the traditional English property qualification for voting: the shilling freehold.

Democracy has attracted support from the time of ancient Greece until today because it represents an ideal of justice as well as a form of government. It holds the best promise for peace, development and respect for human rights and the rule of law.

Another remark is applicable to the clergy of every communion. Democracy thrives on pressure, because that puts an end to complacency. They must also make sure that those rewards are widely shared, which requires that the wealthy be effectively taxed so that everybody benefits from those rewards.

Many modern dictatorships, both of the left and of the right, require almost all adults to vote; yet dissident voices are nevertheless suppressed. And yet, for years now, a spectre has been haunting Europe.

Men living at such times are impatient of figures; to their eyes symbols appear to be the puerile artifice which is used to conceal or to set off truths, which should more naturally be bared to the light of open day: they are unmoved by ceremonial observances, and they are predisposed to attach a secondary importance to the details of public worship.

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As a result both of Democracy under pressure book Court decisions and of partisan politics, southern blacks obtained voting rights and civil rights.Freedom of expression is one of the basic conditions for the progress of society.

Without safeguards for the safety of journalists there can be no free media. Journalists are under threat in Europe. Different forms of violence against journalists have increased significantly over the last decade: from physical attacks, to intimidation and harassment, targeted surveillance and cyberbullying, we.

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