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Archive for October, 2008

On Democracy

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Here are a couple of links that might help you to answer the question for our next session. Do not limit yourself to these links:

Is democracy the desired goal of all societies and, if not, should it be? The corollary question being, is democracy the ultimate form of government for which all societies should strive?

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy defines Democracy for us and offers some argumentation

Plato’s Criticism of Democracy (this a secondary source but you can read the primary source in Book V of The Republic)

Watch this News Hour interview with Natan Sharansky, author of “The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror”

The 2008 Docket

Monday, October 6th, 2008

The NY Times offers a sneak peek of the Supreme Court Docket here