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Democracy under pressure

Milton C. Cummings

Democracy under pressure

an introduction to the American political system

by Milton C. Cummings

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Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States -- Politics and government.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies.

      Statement[by] Milton C. Cummings, Jr. [and] David Wise.
      ContributionsWise, David, 1930-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJK274 .C73
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 718 p.
      Number of Pages718
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4577852M
      ISBN 100155173367
      LC Control Number77149616
      OCLC/WorldCa135882

      Hence the habit and the taste for general ideas will always be greatest amongst a people of ancient cultivation and extensive knowledge. One common thread is globalization, an unelected, supranational force. Expands coverage of all media aspects including fake news, social media, responsible journalism, and related topics including foreign manipulation of the news. The same ideas, but with more radical assertions of social as well as political equality, nourished the French Revolution of

      If man were forced to demonstrate to himself all the truths of which he makes daily use, his Democracy under pressure book would never end. In order that society should exist, and, a fortiori, that a society should prosper, it is required that all the minds of the citizens should be rallied and held together by certain predominant ideas; and this cannot be the case, unless each of them sometimes draws his opinions from the common source, and consents to accept certain matters of belief at the hands of the community. Since then, free speech, although not always practiced, has been regarded as an essential element of democratic liberty. Everyone then attempts to be his own sufficient guide, and makes it his boast to form his own opinions on all subjects. The perfect organizer of the swarm is Facebook. The Constitutional Framework.

      This is not less true of a democratic people, ruled by a despot, than in a republic. For myself, when I feel the hand of power lie heavy on my brow, I care but little to know who oppresses me; Democracy under pressure book I am not the more disposed to pass beneath the yoke, because it is held out to me by the arms of a million of men. Normally means civil judgments made in a court in one state are expected to be recognized in another. Men would not have found the means of independent life; they would simply have invented no easy task a new dress for servitude. Not only is common opinion the only guide which private judgment retains amongst a democratic people, but amongst such a people it possesses a power infinitely beyond what it has elsewhere. The Congress.


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Democracy under pressure by Milton C. Cummings Download PDF Ebook

Democracy is only as strong as its citizens make it. It could only be generally followed in ages when those conditions had at length become nearly equal, and men nearly alike. They must be sought for in the principle of equality itself, not in the more or less popular institutions which men living under that condition may give themselves.

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Democracy under pressure book has an obvious relation to faction and freedom in general: if governments can seize property without compensation, then dissenters may lose their basis of economic support.

Protect the states from invasion or domestic violence. We have to remember that in ancient Athens democracy was not an idea thought up by people scratching their heads and wondering what to do to pass the time. When the conditions of society are becoming more equal, and each individual man becomes more like all the rest, more weak and more insignificant, a habit grows up of ceasing to notice the citizens to consider only the people, and of overlooking individuals to think only of their kind.

Although man has many points of resemblance with the brute creation, one characteristic is peculiar to himself—he improves: they are incapable of improvement. The French are a democratic people, who, for a long time, could only speculate on the best manner of conducting them.

In order that society should exist, and, a fortiori, that a society should prosper, it is required that all the minds of the citizens should be rallied and held together by certain predominant ideas; and this cannot be the case, unless each of them sometimes draws his opinions from the common source, and consents to accept certain matters of belief at the hands of the community.

What decides if we end up with Socratic or sophistic technology? That creates what Karl Popper called the strain of civilization, and the risk of people falling back to what he called tribalism.

Yet the Roman Catholics of America are very submissive and very sincere. Religious nations are therefore naturally strong on the very point on which democratic nations are weak; which shows of what importance it is for men to preserve their religion as their conditions become more equal.

This, independently of equality itself, tends powerfully to divide men—to lead them to mistrust the judgment of others, and to seek the light of truth nowhere but in their own understandings. Locke argued that the political state is created by a social contract in which individuals give up their personal right to interpret the laws of nature in return for a guarantee that the community or state protect their natural rights of life, liberty, and property.

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