- Political Philosophy Of Thomas Hobbes And Rene Descartes
Political Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes and Rene Descartes
"Politics should be the application of the science Of man to the construction of the community" Explain this remark and discuss what reasons there might be for thinking it is not true
In this essay I intend to examine the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes and Rene Descartes, in particular their ideas relating to the science of man, and attempt to explain why their ideas prove that it is not possible to construct a science of...
- Political Parties And Their Roles In China And Canada
Political Parties and Their Roles in China and Canada
The systems of government in Canada and China are very different. In each country the political party system varies. In China there is a One-party system and Canada has a multiparty system. Canada has a parliamentary form of government and China has a Dictatorship. The two countries have different forms of government in which political parties play different roles. A multiparty system is a system in which several major political parti...
- Differences Between Bureaucrats And Aristocrats In Government
Differences between Bureaucrats and Aristocrats in Government
Bureaucrats and aristocrats, the former evident in the government in the Tang dynasty (617-907) and the ladder pronoun in the government of Heian Japan. Both are different in many different aspects, such as within government, government structure, law, economy, and society.
A bureaucrat can be defined by the following: an appointed government official with certain duties and responsibilities defined by disposition in the bu...
- Communism - From Marx To Zemin
Communism - From Marx to Zemin
Communism has long been heralded in capitalist countries as the root of all evil. However, as with all phobias, this intrinsic fear of communism comes from a lack of knowledge rather than sound reasoning. It is that same fear that gave the world the Cold War and McCarthy's Red Scare. The purpose of this paper is neither to support communism over capitalism nor the reverse of that. Rather, it is to inform the reader of communism's migration through tim...
- The Alien And Sedition Acts
The Alien and Sedition Acts
The debate over the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 revealed bitter controversies on a number of issues that had been developing since the penning of the Constitution. The writers of the document knew that over time the needs of the nation and its people would change, and therefore provided for its amendment. But by not expressly delegating powers to specific organizations, whether the federal government, state governments, or the people themselves, t...
- The Evolution Of Inequality In The U.S. Legal System
The Evolution of Inequality in the U.S. Legal System
In the United States, true equality has never existed. From the Declaration of Independence to modern times, the U.S. legal system has failed in any attempt at equality. The ideology of "all [men] are equal but some [men] are more equal than others" has been present throughout the history of the U.S. (Orwell). Inequality has always existed in the United States legal system and continues to exist today; however, the inequality presen...
- The Presidential Contenders In 1856
The Presidential Contenders in 1856
For the presidential election of 1856, the Democrats nominated James Buchanan and John Breckenridge, the newly formed Republican party nominated John Fremont and William Drayton, the American [or Know-Nothing] party nominated former president Millard Fillmore and Andrew Donelson, and the Abolition Party nominated Gerrit Smith and Samuel McFarland.
Buchanan started his political career as a state representative in Pennsylvania, was elected to the U.S...
- Nato Hits Chinese Embassy
Nato Hits Chinese Embassy
Three ultra-accurate laser-guided NATO missiles penetrated the walls of the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia from different angles, exploded in the core of the building and decimated it to wreckage. Three people were reported killed, and 21 injured, while one is missing. The Chinese government and people are terribly outraged at NATO's method of expressing its displeasures, calling it a "barbarian act" and that "'the U.S.-led NATO should bear all responsibilitie...
- Political Momentum
"Only YOU can prevent forest fires". This famous quote, by Smokey the Bear, is a statement that essentially defines momentum. Momentum, in the case of forest fires, is detrimental momentum. We've all seen the commercial, the bright red Ferrari driving down the road, flicking a cigarette out the window. It rolls onto a pile of dry leaves, and suddenly, the leaf is smoking! Oh no! The leaves have caught fire and it is spreading to a nearby tree! Soon, nearby trees have...
In politics it would be novel to have a gracious rival. Modern political campaigners might take a lesson in graciousness and kindness from the great British statesman, Edward Campbell .
Once when Campbell was opposing Thackereay for a seat in Parliament, the two contenders, in course of their campaigning, met and engaged in friendly conversation. On taking leave of his rival Thackereay remarked,
'May the best man win!'
'Oh, no,' replied Campbell, 'I hope not, I want to...
- The Corruption Crisis Of The European Commission
The Corruption Crisis of the European Commission
The Corruption Scandal of the European Commission and its possible effects on the institutional balance and the question of legitimacy
I. Defining Corruption
The first chapter is an attempt to define corruption. It is important to divide overlapping and complicated terms such as corruption, scandal and fraud. Corruption is defined as an illegal transaction, where both actors benefit from their special position in t...
- The Advisory Opinion Of The ICJ On The Legality Of Nuclear Weapons
The Advisory opinion of the ICJ on the legality of Nuclear Weapons
One of my first memories is a beautiful warm summer night, sitting in the garden with my grandfather, looking up to the stars. Then my grandfather started to talk about two powerful men in the world, who have all the capability just by pushing two buttons to destroy the entire planet. The bombs would come with great light and unbearable heat and there would be nowhere to hide. Everybody and everything would be d...