In Dilorenzo’s book he explains Lincoln’s real views on race, his violation of the constitutional limits on presidency, his real economic agenda and how he started a war to achieve his goals. The author of this book has a B.A.in economics from Westminster College in Pennsylvania and holds a Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Tech. The author, Thomas James DiLorenzo, is an American economics professor at Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business. He wrote The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War in 2002 and then wrote Lincoln Unmasked: What You’re Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe in 2007. DiLorenzo views politics as “evil” and he holds Abraham Lincoln responsible for the expansion of government power.
In these articles, Orwell defines the two major problems with these articles: “The first is staleness of imagery; the other is lack of precision” (para.9). I agree with Orwell’s argument about the dull use of imagery in these articles, which avoids creativity. Orwell uses a long line of images/metaphors that writers use in their work, which are often misused because the writer does not know the meaning of the terms “Many of these are used without knowledge of their meaning” (Orwell para.10). This is an important example of the foolishness of writers that do not understand the metaphors, similes, and symbolic expressions to help the reader understand their ideas in the writing. I also agree that writers do not use words “precisely”, which can confuse the reader.
He is a frequent speaker at von Misses Institute events . DiLorenzo has a B.A.in economics from West Minster College in Pennsylvania. DiLorenzo was born August 8, 1954. His book, Lincoln Unmasked: What you’re not Supposed to know about Dishonest Abe, continues is expropriation be gone in the real Lincoln. He is also the author of How Capitalism saved America, Hamiltons Curse: How Jeffersons Arch Enemy Portrayed the American Revolution – And What It Means For Americans Today.
Max Weber’s Politics as a Vocation is important in studying Political Theory. As one of the founders of social science Max Weber has made great contributions to the study of political science. At the end of World War I, when new technology in warfare caused widespread destruction, Max Weber was asked to speak on the aftermath of the war due to his good reputation as one of Germany’s top intellectuals of the time.In Politics as a Vocation, Weber names three distinct attributes for a political leader: “passion(a commitment to the matter in hand), a sense of responsibility, and a sense of proportion.” Weber also contests that passion is not sufficient for political leadership because results or successful completion of a goal or action is
Laura Greene SOC 421 Section 1002 Fall 2013 Dr. Mann Marxist Theories in Todays Society Karl Marx was a German philosopher whose work are thought to still have an influence even on todays society. Marx believed that material goods were the root of the social world and that social life is fundamentally about conflict over food, land, money, and other material goods. The ideal government for Marx would be a communist state where resources are equally shared. However, here in America it seems we will always have a democratic government where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. For my final paper I will use the marxist theoretical ideas to investigate how Wal-Mart uses their economic and financial power to exploit their workers and suppliers.
Some of his ideas included aggregate demand and aggregate expenditure, as well as the multiplier effect which dealt with the overall economic activity. These ideas fall under Keynesian economics and are just parts of the new economic discipline John Keynes discovered. “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone”. This is a quote by John Keynes pretty much depicting what his beliefs were. Keynes was a great publicist of his own views, all while attracting attention.
Karl Marx, in the Capital, developed his critique of capitalism by analyzing its characteristics and its development throughout history. The critique contains Marx’s most developed economic analysis and philosophical insight. Although it was written in 1850s, its values still serve an important purpose in the globalized world and maintains extremely relevant in the twenty-first century. Karl Marx’s critique of political economy provides a scientific understanding of the history of capitalism. Through Marx’s critique, the history of society is revealed.
He held the presidency with authority that others can admire for generations.FDR, a brilliant politician secured his spot and since the speech was written to generate hope for the Great Depression there is a historical context that it must be taken from. He wrote, and spoke with a purpose and this comes out in his word choice and diction ,particularly in his sound bites.His historical speech has been used endlessly in order to explicate how americans must not be afraid, in this case of the Great Depression, and
Economists: the Most Misunderstood Pessimist, Thomas Malthus In New Ideas from Dead Economists, Todd G. Buchholz provides a detailed glimpse at the past generations economists and how their principles and theories have and still are affecting our growing world. According to Alfred L. Malabre, Jr., Buchholz, an internationally renowned economist provides a “well-written guide to the still living ideas” of the most influential economists that “fashioned our prosperity” (Buchholz, 3). Thomas Malthus is known for his pessimistic economic theory concerning human population growth in conjunction with the worlds food supply. Economics as stated in the introduction is “the study of choice.” Economics does not tell us what to choose or how to choose it, only the consequences of our choices. Over the centuries, economists have always been labeled negatively for their theories that state successes doesn’t occur without sacrifices.
DiLorenzo, Thomas J. The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2002-2003. Thomas J. DiLorenzo is an author known for his many works of the history of the United States. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a Ph.D. in economics.