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My Ideal Society

- Whether or not humans are essentially evil or sympathetic is a question that has long left many philosophers in a state of conflict. Through the evaluation of natural human qualities, many different opinions have been formed. The so called “laws” of the world attempt to define a set of uncertain rules which are to govern society in its most raw form, dictate moral rights and wrongs, and create boundaries. Every single action can be separated into any of these three categories, depending upon the action....   [tags: moral code, society, liberty]

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The Is A Perfect Or Ideal Society?

- The perfect societies have been crumbled by the simplest of thing such as people, beliefs, and customs. There has never been as a society that has been able to sustain its self and not had to back up on in way or change their customs because of a foreign power or conquest. But in the ideal society where the leaders care and have the best interest of the country itself. I could see where the society could be better. But there is always a struggle for power or land. There has always been this fight going on through the ages....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Dictator, Augustus]

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Is Utopia An Ideal Society?

- Utopia Is Utopia an ideal society. Are the customs of the Utopians the way people in our society should follow. Many of today’s society follows the opposite of what the Utopians culture follows, from jobs, money, and being conservative. The Island of Utopia had a way of life different from what anyone had seen before, that was thought to have been an “Ideal” society. In today’s society everyone has different jobs, some help the world go around, while others slow it down. Although most of these jobs hurt people and the environment, we still make the products due to the demand for it....   [tags: Utopia, Thomas More, Utopia, Dystopia]

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Ideal Society

- Democratic societies are were the people are involved in the decision making of the government and have representation. In Thomas Paine’s Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs, Paine desired for the colonies to go to war against Britain to gain independence, while having the feeling that Britain was exploiting the colonies. Paine explains the disadvantages of the colonies being connected with Britain. In Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Divinity School Address he brings forth a moral argument....   [tags: Paine, Emerson, Thoreau]

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Human Nature and Ideal Society

- Human Nature and Ideal Society Works Cited Not Included Throughout the course of time, many brilliant philosophers have explored the concept of human nature. The question, what motivates humanity has been taken into consideration in the composure of virtually every society. By establishing that premise, many went on to create an ideal society with the intention of developing that thought. In this paper, I will review the thoughts of Plato, Aristotle, Locke, and Marx and show how each theorist's view of human nature is displayed in their own utopia....   [tags: Philosophy Society Utopia Essays]

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Plato 's Republic : An Ideal Society

- In Plato’s “Republic”, Socrates creates an ideal society in his perspective. He contemplates what his idea of ‘justice’ is. According to Socrates, justice is the “…having and doing what is a man’s own, and belongs to him”. (Book 4 pg. 12) Justice is giving to everyone what they deserve. Socrates uses the ‘myth of the metals’ as an example to show how justice can prosper in a society, while also showing a way that democracy can be unjust. Everyone in the society is naturally suited to one particular occupation; cobbler, auxiliary, and guardian....   [tags: Democracy, Plato, Social class]

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Struggling for The Ideal Society

- Through the ages, people of many cultures have gone through changes in their society. All of these changes were made in order to make either the rulers or the people of the lands satisfied. From China’s maritime supervisor to the East India Company, everyone made efforts to “improve” their worlds specifically for their own desires. As a result, opposing teams took action to fight for what they believed in, and only the stronger parties were successful in the end. When the Black Death appeared in China after the Mongols came, the Chinese population fell in astonishing numbers....   [tags: Culture]

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The Ideal Image Of Society

- The ideal image of society has changed how women live their lives. Most women no longer feel beautiful in their own skin. The majority of women feel the need to put on make up because they think they wont look pretty if they don’t. Some also think they need to be a certain weight or no man will ever love or marry them. The thoughts of having to be someone your not, to be accepted by society, is horrifying. Who even created this perfect ideal image of a woman anyway. Women are ideally supposed to have a full-size chest, small frame, long hair, white teeth, light eyes, and so on....   [tags: Woman, Girl, Eye color, Female]

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The Ideal Governing Society

- The views of Hobbes and Rousseau on the state of nature are drastically different and unique. Though, both philosophers have written works on how to achieve an ideal governing society, their ideas on the state of nature contrast greatly. A wide spread of ideas are expressed by both on the state of nature and the effects that forming a state had on the population. Hobbes views it as a much more radical, while Rousseau believes the state of nature is innocent. Their clashing viewpoints allow us to challenge our own thoughts on the matter....   [tags: hobbes, rousseau, consent, state of nature]

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Karl Marx and the Ideal Society

- Karl Marx and the Ideal Society One of the greatest debates of all time has been regarding the issue of the freedom of mankind. The one determining factor, for Marx, it that freedom is linked with class conflict. As a historian, Karl Marx traced the history of mankind by the ways in which the economy operated and the role of classes within the economy. For Marx, the biggest question that needed to be answered was “Who owns freedom?” With this in mind, Marx gives us a solution to both the issues of freedom and class conflict in his critique of capitalism and theory of communism, which is the ideal society for Marx....   [tags: capital communism freedom workers]

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An Ideal Society in John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice

- John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice presents an ideal society based on several simple principles. While the system Rawls suggests is well constructed, it is not without its flaws. I will now attempt to explain Rawls’ idea of Justice as Fairness and explain where the system fails. John Rawls presents a theoretical state of human nature which he refers to as the original position. In this original position, everyone must come to together to form a good society, one in which everyone is treated fairly....   [tags: veil of ignorance, fairness, selfish]

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Machiavelli 's Views On The View Of An Ideal Society

- Machiavelli and More were both humanists and contemporaries of each other during the Renaissance and had witnessed political and religious turmoil in their respective states. Because of this, it led Machiavelli and More to write about how states should be run and how to maintain their societies. However, Machiavelli and More’s view of the relationship between human nature and the possibility of creating an ideal society contrasted one another. Machiavelli’s views in The Prince was more realistic because Machiavelli believed that the prince should regard the interests of the state, not the people and More’s Utopia was more idealistic because he believed that states should reform and regard...   [tags: Political philosophy, Government, The Prince]

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Tyranny or Ideal Society

- Tyranny or Ideal Society Many arguments have occurred over the centuries since the Spanish marched into the Andean highlands and took over the Incan empire, over whether the Incan's were part of an ideal human society, or just a group of tyrannical rulers. While the Incan society had created a stable political, economic, and social system in the Andean world it was far from being an ideal society. On the same note, the Incan's were not tyrannical rulers, did not exploit their subjects or take away their land for no reason....   [tags: Papers]

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Does Utopia describe an ideal society?

- Does Utopia describe an ideal society. Thomas More was born in London in 1477. More had an extensive education and rose quickly through the Government hierarchy and attained high office. In May 1515 he was appointed to a delegation to help revise an Anglo-Flemish commercial treaty. During this time he began writing Utopia and completed it upon his return to London. Utopia was first published in Latin, at Louvain in December 1516. More added Utopia just before the outbreak of the reformation, during a time when the stresses and corruption that led to the reformation were rapidly increasing towards conflict....   [tags: English Literature]

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Social Hierarchy Of Utopia By Thomas More 's Utopia, An Ideal Society

- In Thomas More’s Utopia, an ideal society is presented, and several of this society’s different institutions are detailed. I will compare More’s version of an ideal society with Marx’s vision of what a conflict free communist society would be. I will examine the societal system as a whole focusing on the hierarchy of Utopia, the process of production, distribution of resources, and money. The hierarchy of society is a crucial in a discourse of utopianism and communism. Note that I am distinguishing utopianism from communism....   [tags: Marxism, Communism, Karl Marx]

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American Society: Ideal versus Real

- “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” is a famous quote from Thomas Jefferson found in the Declaration of Independence. It claims everyone to be equal, and have certain rights that cannot be denied to them. Those are truths that America society has based itself on. The American Dream is derived from the Declaration of Independence in giving the pursuit of happiness through social mobility....   [tags: My Vision for America]

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Wakefulness: Thoreau, Whitman, and Emerson

- “To be awake means to be alive”, and to be awake during the time of Romanticism meant one could witness literature as an intellectual achievement. Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Walt Whitman were three authors during this time that wrote about an idea that would later become the theme of many papers, discussions and lectures, Wakefulness. Though some may not have recognized the significance of these authors’ work at the time, their ideas and beliefs have captivated the minds of many people....   [tags: Romanticism, Individuality, Ideal Society]

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Totalitarian Government: Hitler and Stalin

- Following the beginning of the Second World War, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany and Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union would start what would become two of the worst genocides in world history. These totalitarian governments would “welcome” people all across Europe into a new domain. A domain in which they would learn, in the utmost tragic manner, the astonishing capabilities that mankind possesses. Nazis and Soviets gradually acquired the ability to wipe millions of people from the face of the Earth. Throughout the war they would continue to kill millions of people, from both their home country and Europe....   [tags: unfit to live, ideal society, nazi, war]

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Plato 's Ideal City And Modern Day Society

- First Paper Assignment Plato believed that his “ideal city” would be successful. With different tears of quality of life, and the ways of classifying people, he believed it would work out. However, if you really look at the structure of his ideal city, and of our modern day society, it simply would not work. Though you can also find many similarities between his ideal city and our modern world today, which in some ways his ideal city could possibly work. The foundation of Plato’s ideal city was to have different classes of people....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Philosophy, Ruler]

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Character Analysis in Pip in Charles Dickens´ Great Expectations

- Everyone in life struggles to live up to what others and society expects them to be in life, the next Harvard Graduate, or the next new celebrity. But, these expectations can begin to define a person if he believes he has to conform to society's expectations. In Charles Dickens novel "Great Expectations", young Pip feels the pressure from society and his love, Estella, to become a gentleman. By attempting to rise in his social class Pip then abandons his previous good morals and his family members when he moves to London....   [tags: society, love, gentleman, ideal, morals]

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The Affect of the Mass Media on Society's View of a Woman's Ideal Weight

- The Affect of the Mass Media on Society's View of a Woman's Ideal Weight Over a period of time societies view of the ideal woman and their weight has dramatically changed. According to Joan Jacobs Brumberg (an author of a popular book, Fasting Girls) in the 19th century, "bigger was considered better." Back then "the larger a man's wife was, the more she was seen as a good provider. Today, however, fat is seen as unhealthy and being "thin is in." Now when we see an overweight woman we tend to stereotype them as "lazy" and "sloppy" and we equate slenderness with being successful and attractive to men (Michael Levine, 1987)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Ideal Female and the Oppression of Women

- The Ideal Female and the Oppression of Women By having an impossible ideal female look, society is beating us as women. We have no time to come up in world through politics, business, or any other power related structure because we’re spending all of our time trying to maintain, or achieve this beauty. The ideal woman is ever-changing. Different features and different characteristics are valued at different times and throughout different cultures. And each time the ideals change, or one changes the culture they live in, a woman must change too because if she’s not the ideal beauty, then she is less of a woman....   [tags: Body Image Society]

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Starved: The Ideal Body Weight

- The guilt and shame wore heavily on me. I knew I was mistreating my body and denying it of much needed nutrition. I felt someone my age should know much better than to do something so drastic like this. I thought to myself "how could I let this happen?" The deep regret and embarrassment consumed me and still does to this day. Ever since I was a young child, the media has broadcasted the "thin ideal" in almost every way possible. Not only are there models on the covers of magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair, but there are an immense amount of advertisements persuading woman that it is necessary to be thin in the world today....   [tags: body, society, food, energy]

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Gender: A Socially Constructed Ideal

- Where does a boy learn to be a man and a girl learn to be a woman. If is impossible for one to pinpoint the exact moment in time where they learned what it means to be a boy or a girl. The reason. Gender roles are a result of constant exposure to gender socialization. From birth forward, we become susceptible to society’s opinion on what a male or female should consist of. The way we dress, the way we act, the choices we make, and the way we interact with others can all be linked in some way back to the gender roles present in our lives....   [tags: Gender in Society]

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Ideal Man and Woman in The Tale of Genji

- Murasaki Shikibu has given us great insight into what the ideal man and woman in court is in her work The Tale of Genji. Although in the abridged version we have read there are no concrete physical descriptions, the depth of personality in certain characters show us the ideal being one should be in the Heian court. Compared to today’s perceived ideals, the ideal man and woman seem to only have changed because of the influence of media. First, the ideal man seems to have been what Genji was painted as throughout the book....   [tags: Heian Society, Japanese Culture]

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Ideal Man and Woman in The Tale of Genji

- As with all cultures of ancient times the difference in though process and the way people deal with everyday situations are totally different from our modern times of today. This paper will be about such a culture. The culture that is presented within this paper is about the Heian period of Japan, and what men and women of the Heian court thought of each other in terms of marriage, and relationships. This paper will analyze this subject through one of Japans great tails about court intrigue The Tale of Genji: by Murasaki Shikibu....   [tags: Japanese Culture, Marriage, Heian Society]

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The Ideal of a Man and Woman of the Heian court Based on the Tale of Genji

- In this modern day and age, the epitome of manliness, at least to the Western world, includes a few main things – masculinity, or physical strength, mental acuity, and being an emotional rock – one who is emotionally stable and almost stoic, capable of comforting and lending strength. The modern epitome of womanliness is one encompassing sensuousness, gentility, emotion, cunning, and more and more often, strength of mind. This plays in stark contrast with the Japanese Heian-era notions of the ideal man and woman as portrayed in Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji....   [tags: Japanese Culture, Heian Society]

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The Ideal of a Man and Woman of the Heian court Based on the Tale of Genji

- In this paper I will be discussing the ideals of a man based on the Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu with translations by Royall Tyler, beginning with some background information on what the Tale of Genji is, then moving on to discuss the ideals that were presented in the story and how the ideals are contradicted. The Tale of Genji, otherwise known as Genji Monogatari, is a classic Japanese literary work that was written by Murasaki Shikibu in the early eleventh century and is considered to be the world’s first novel, depending on who is asked....   [tags: Japanese Culture, Heian Society]

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Oscar Wilde 's An Ideal Husband

- A very intelligent novelist, Oscar Wilde, catches his reader’s attention in his satirical play, An Ideal Husband, through a humorous drama filled political scandal and blackmail. Wilde sucks his audience into the romantic comedy by placing the reader with the characters throughout all their battles—in which he points out their bad habits and their faults. Wilde accomplishes drawing readers in by creating the satirical message of his play through satirical elements such as exaggeration, sarcasm, and irony....   [tags: Irony, Sarcasm, Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband]

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To What Extent Are Women Willing to Sacrifice In Order to Attain Their Culture’s Ideal Beauty Standards?

- Beauty is a very important aspect for women. A lot of pressure has been place on the female gender to attain a level of beauty that has been set by their culture and society. Due to the desperateness of wanting to be beautiful, women are willing to go to extreme lengths in order to please their family, themselves, and society. Although these measures were much more bizarre in the past than they are now, the present-day traditions of becoming beautiful are still ridiculous. Since women have been given this duty to represent the beauty of their culture, it has become an obligation to fulfill it....   [tags: society, beauty, body image, females]

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Making Ghana a Good Society

- The concept of the good society has over the years been that one supreme and ideal picture many have tried to paint. The countless number of routes to complete this picture seems to be the yardstick that has drawn the line between who is getting there and who is not. In taking strategic steps and following paths, some have taken paths that have drawn them closer to achieving a good society. Others seem to have taken a wrong turn at some point hence placing them miles away from getting their picture to look slightly like the good society....   [tags: Ghana, Good Society]

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What is Ideal for Some Is not Always Ideal for Others

- The ideal job of helping people by being a nonprofit worker and making changes in our society is not always ideal because financial and personal gain often falls short. In this career choice, large salaries are not often a key factor and the rewards a not always material. Most workers will work long hours and personal investment can lead to heartbreak, disappointment and eventually burn out. Recent studies have shown that low pay and long hours are some of the main reasons that few nonprofit workers expect to stay in this line of work during their career....   [tags: Career Research ]

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An Ideal Leader For All Situations

- “Those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.” (Rowling) A political leader, or political figure, is a person who is in charge of influencing public policy and decision making. In terms of leadership, there is no way to accurately outline an ideal leader for all situations. The ideal leader is something that can only be developed in terms of the people that it happens to be ruling....   [tags: Leadership, Political philosophy, Marcus Aurelius]

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France: Nineteenth-Century Art and Society

- During the nineteenth century, France experienced many changes that affected its society in many profound ways. Industrialization transformed the economy of France from a primarily agricultural economy to a primarily industrial economy. Politically, the revolution of 1848 deposed the monarchy permanently, replacing it with a new republic, which itself would be replaced by a new empire headed by a descendant of Napoleon Bonaparte. Culturally, the rise of Louis Napoleon led to the reconstruction of Paris as a fully modern city, and artists transitioned from classical forms and subjects to increasingly more experimental subjects and forms, including depicting the bourgeoisie and the working cla...   [tags: art, society, revolution]

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Plato's Vision of the Ideal State

- Plato's Vision Of The Ideal State As Presented In The Republic The concept of questioning meaning of life, the universe and everything has become debauched in modern society. But there is an exigency for and a value in the procedure of reasoning through aspects of our experience beginning with moral principles to existence. It can, for ordinary peoples as much as for professional philosophers, enlivening, vivid, and developmental. Plato is one of the most influential thinkers in human history. His philosophies have made a far-reaching impact on the human societies and have laid the foundation of many avenues of knowledge....   [tags: selfishness, utopia, God]

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The Ideal Image Of A Woman

- The advertisements people watch today showcase women as being sex symbols in order to sell the products being advertised. When other women are exposed to this they contemplate they have to have the same assets as the women in the advertisement. Some people consider beautiful females in ads as being beneficial to other females by giving them more confidence instead of taking it away. Ads attempt to obtain more buyers by degrading other women into thinking if they buy this product they can look like the females on television....   [tags: Woman, Female, Girl, Sexual objectification]

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Family Structure : An Ideal Family

- Family is a universal concept in which different structures are formed. Every individual has a unique way to define their family. Family is difficult to define since society is constantly changing. People evolving enable them to expand their family possibilities not limiting their structures to be ideal. An ideal family in American society consisted of a heterosexual couple with 1.5 children living under the same household. This family structure is limited because not all people’s circumstances would allow them to live under this family structure since every person is different....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Divorce, Stepfamily]

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An Ideal Version Of America

- Decades before the Civil War, from 1815 to 1860, there was a period known as the Antebellum Era, where Americans fought to make changes in the society to make an ideal version of America. The economy of America began to deviate to the North manufacturing during the time the Industrial Revolution began, but in the South, the Cotton boom formed plantations to make it the prime debate of the country. It was represented by the advancement of abolitionists as well as the steady diffusion of the country among people who were for slavery, and abolitionists....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, American Civil War]

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Achieving an Ideal School Community

- School Communities are the best way of promoting student achievement and teacher excellence. We will explore the different views and ideas on achieving an ideal school community. Having a Democratic Community is very important in sustaining the US democratic society. In promoting a Democratic School we must value each individual and respect each other which will create an environment of well-being of everyone. Everyone in the school environment must participate for it to be successful including teachers, students and parents....   [tags: student achievements, teachers, ]

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Communist Society in Ayn Rand’s book, Anthem

- Final Draft In Ayn Rand’s book, Anthem displays the struggle of the individual against a government that refuses to recognize the individual’s value, a communist culture. Equality 7-2521 is an intelligent and determined innovator who challenges to violate the rules of his strangling society and discover the forbidden word, the word that changes everything: “Ego”. By discovering this lost word, Equality rediscovers the idea of the individual, and the worth of the individual outside of the collective group of “we”....   [tags: Mythology, Society, Communism]

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The Ideal of Marriage

- The Ideal of Marriage In today's society most marriages have different perspectives of an ideal marriage. Some married couples are totally faithful, honest and respectful to one other, meaning the wife and the husband are together and living happy in there married life, other married couples may tend to cheat and disrespect each other, meaning that the married couple are not together or are separated may be there opinion of the ideal marriage. In the medieval period Chaucer, writes to his audience the ideal of marriage in his stories....   [tags: Papers]

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The Ideal And India 's Caste System

- Civ 201 Paper Vespuccia’s Troubles Vespuccia has a lot of problems, it would seem. Things are unbalanced, and in this situation there is probably one thing that will come of it. A revolution. The way of life will have to change and new leaders will need to emerge from the ashes. But we have only three modes of society to choose from. But which is the best. That is the true question, since I am somewhat cynical about humans and our forms of government/ society. Of the three we have to choose are Plato’s Ideal, Confucius’s Ideal and India’s Caste system....   [tags: India, Caste, Caste system in India, Sociology]

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The Ideal of a Man & The Ideal of a Woman of the Heian Court Based on Genji Monogatari

- The ideal of a man and the ideal of a woman of the Heian court differs significantly from what people of our modern society might consider ideal, but that is to be expected as our modern society has had much time to be exposed to and affected by the influences of many different cultures' viewpoints. In comparison, the Heian court was a more closed society, so back then, the notions of what was acceptable and unacceptable and the standards to which men and women were measured were more defined. Genji monogatari suggests the standards to which the sexes should be measured and gives examples of people who meet the standards....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Ideal Classic Novel Of The Novel ' Sparks '

- In today’s society, high schools around the country are given a required reading list of the books they 're going to be reading and trying to analyze and understand. These books tend to be dubbed as classics, however even though society is told they 're classics, there is a significant difference between them. Those differences being how those books are being perceived as either being ideal and real. This gives an insight on how the book impacts a reader and why society considers these novels to be classic....   [tags: Literature, Novel, Fiction, Science fiction]

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Ideal Man and Woman in The Tale of Genji

- Genji monogatari has been called to be the world’s finest and first novel, completed in the early Heian period in 1008. Many people doubted if Murasaki Shikibu was the true authorship, but evidences from Murasaki Shikibu nikki and Sarashina nikki have proven that she is the author of this masterpiece. I personally think that it is important to talk about some of the important events happened in Murasaki’s life before examining the ideal woman and man of the Heian court. “Shikibu was born into the Fujiwara family, daughter of the governor of a province, who also was a well known scholar....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Dominant Cultural Script For Ideal Sex

- Question Four The dominant cultural script for ideal sex lays out specific characteristics of the ideal sexual experience between a heterosexual man and woman. In chapter four of Good Vibrations by Winks & Semans they discuss the variety of human beings and their sexual experiences (2002). They begin with teenagers and the “Teens’ Sexual Bill of Rights,” which lists ten different aspects. “Teens have the right to know that sex is more than intercourse, the right to sexual equality, and sexual diversity” are just a couple stated by Winks & Semans (2002:45)....   [tags: Gender, Transgender, Human sexuality]

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Elizabeth Bennet And The Predicament Of The Ideal Woman

- Elizabeth Bennet and the Predicament of the Ideal Woman In one of Jane Austen’s most acclaimed novel, Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth is her sassy independent protagonist. However, is she the ideal woman. Feminism in the Regency Era was defined by women wanting education and an equal position in family and homes. In this era, the ideal lady had to be modest, dutiful, beautiful, and rich, especially to gain a wealthy husband. With this narrow, cookie cut definition, not many women fit this criteria....   [tags: Marriage, Pride and Prejudice, Family, Sociology]

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Beauty Ideals : The Ideal Beauty Standard

- are beauty ideals. They are the guidelines for how people of each gender, race, sexuality and nationality are supposed to look based on the patriarchal standards set in today society and reinforced through modern institutions. Beauty ideals start with gender. In western culture young, blonde or brunette, skinny, “tan” white women are idolized, and young, extremely fit, tall, blonde or brunette, “tan” white men are idolized. So what happens if you don’t possess some or any of these characteristics....   [tags: Sociology, Gender, Institution, Woman]

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Ideal Capitalism And Its Impact On The Economy

- A definition of economy can be, the activities by which a geographic area will maintain itself through the production, and consumption of its goods and services. Goods are those products that can be seen or touched, such as a house or a taco. Services are intangible processes that someone or something can do to create products, such as a carpenter building a house or a chef cooking food. Three of the economic systems are capitalism, a socialism, and mixed economies. There is no “pure” capitalism or “pure” socialism economy; they overlap with the result being a mixed economy....   [tags: Capitalism, Economic system, Communism, Socialism]

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Beowulf: The Ideal Anglo-Saxon Hero

- Originating in the Anglo-Saxon period, the epic poem Beowulf portrays a legendary hero. Beowulf established the earlier form of heroism, and was then later introduced in to the English culture. Praised and admired by many people, Beowulf possesses several distinct traits that allow him to be defined perfectly as an ideal Anglo-Saxon hero; his eagerness to seek glory and fame, rather than richness and treasures, his loyalty and graceful attitude not only to his rulers but also to his followers, and his contradictory beliefs of faith and fate In the Anglo-Saxon society, an ideal hero does not seek riches of gold and treasures; instead, he seeks fame and glory through his accomplishments....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon]

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The Dystopian Society Depicted in Brave New World, V for Vendetta, and Handmaid's Tale

- It is commonplace for individuals to envision a perfect world; a utopian reality in which the world is a paradise, with equality, happiness and ideal perfection. Unfortunately, we live in a dystopian society and our world today is far from perfection. John Savage, from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, V, from V for Vendetta by James McTeigue and Offred, from The Handmaid’s Tale by Margret Attwood, are all characters in a dystopian society. A dystopia is the vision of a society in which conditions of life are miserable and are characterized by oppression, corruption of government, and abridgement of human rights....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Dysfunctional Society]

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The Ideal Woman

- Ideal Woman In magazines stuffed with models and advertisements, billboards on the highway, and actresses on television, the message of what women should look like is everywhere. Advertising is a powerful force in our culture due to the exposure. The decided presence of these images in effect shapes the image of women today. It is very unfortunate that the media influences American society to the point that it defines the "ideal woman". The "ideal woman" is defined as someone that is thin, young, and beautiful....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Female Athlete: The Image and the Ideal

- The Female Athlete: The Image and the Ideal The ideal images of female athletes presented in the films for this class have had a strong connection to the images of ideal women in society in general. Like the ideal image of women, there are many variations of the ideal image of female athletes. While Dare to Compete tracked the evolution of the role of the real female athletes, the feature films we watched presented varying views of the ideal female athlete, which has been different in different times and places....   [tags: Women Sports]

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Has the Media’s Portrayal of Women Negatively Affected the Body Image of The Wykeham Collegiate Senior School Girls?

- ... It ‘is a term used to express the feeling that people may have that their physical appearance is not how they would ideally like it to be’ (Allie Kovar, 2009). Body dissatisfaction seems to have risen from the constant portrayal of the “thin ideal”, from the advertisements of ultra-thin models, models on magazine covers, actors and actresses showcase their fit, thin and beautiful bodies, even as far as the fictional characters in movies and on the television. ‘As each year goes by, the front cover models and the A-list celebrities reach new levels in their thinness, even reaching a level thinner than the criteria for anorexia’ (Grabe, Hyde, Ward 2008)....   [tags: ideal body, unrealistc models]

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A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

- Societal expectations during this time period generally restricted women from the liberties in which their male counterparts partook in. The ideal woman was one who was good natured, cultured, practiced philanthropy, a loving wife, and a devout mother. She managed her household while maintaining her poise and retaining her femininity as a woman. Ibsen creates his main character, for which his play “A Doll’s house” is named, to be the antithesis of the ideal woman. Nora herself may seem like the ideal woman from her facade....   [tags: ideal woman, victorian era]

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Plato's Explanation of an Ideal State in his Work, The Republic

- What is the ideal state. This question has sparked debate since the very formation of organized political society. In Plato’s The Republic, Plato seeks to define justice and in doing so he seeks to explain the ideal just state. In Plato’s explanation of an ideal state, there is an extreme emphasis on unity and harmony. The reason unity and harmony are so important to Plato are because they are responsible for bonding together Plato’s ideal state and protecting it from tyranny. Plato explains at great length the framework which ties together the individual soul with the ideal political society....   [tags: The Republic]

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The Marxist Ideal Cannot Work

- The Marxist ideal, a highly appealing, almost Utopian society, is impossible to achieve due to the fact that it demands that the human mind be almost without flaws. It asks of society and its members to be absolutely without ranks, without greed or leadership. This has been clearly impossible for society. Each step to achieving a communist establishment has been, continues to be, and will be, in actuality, a step towards the totalitarian societies of past and current so-called communist countries....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband

- Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband Oscar Wilde (1845-1903) lived an outrageous and controversial life which was well publicized and condemned, as his life defied the strict social mores of the time. He was put into this public position due to the success of his plays which challenged Victorian earnestness while being hilariously funny. His plays, in particular An Ideal Husband, 1895 portray Victorian society as viciously hypocritical at it's worst and laughably pretentious at it's best....   [tags: Oscar Wilde Papers]

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How the Media Uses an Ideal Victim in Portrayals of Crime

- In recent years, the subject of crime has become an increasingly important theme of political, academic, and public debate. In particular, the media today is more focused on victims than it has ever been before. Through media representations of the ‘ideal victim’, this essay will subsequently show how the media are able to construct and re-affirm pre-existing traditional ideologies within the public realm. In effect, this assignment will critically assess the concept of an ‘ideal victim’ and show how the media have used this when describing crime....   [tags: Crime and the Media]

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Women's Rights during the Victorian Era

- Women’s Rights during the Victorian Era The Victorian era, spurred a momentary sequence of both women and men in search of a prosperous relationship regulated by the demanding etiquettes of the Victorian Society. If these desired qualities were not in possession, a man or woman could be labeled as ‘unsuitable’ in the positions of a husband or a wife. Women suffered mostly throughout the Victorian Era as rights were ceased and the rules and guidelines of society were placed. The Victorian Era caused the rights of women to escalate when the Vision of the “Ideal Woman” was introduced amongst society; producing segregation between men and women to last for years to come....   [tags: ideal woman, domestic purity]

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Aristotle's Ideal State: A Place of Hierarchy or One of Equality?

- Introduction to Political theory Is Aristotle’s ideal state a place of hierarchy rather than equality. Discuss. Aristotle is a philosopher who was born in the Greek town of Stagirus in 384 BCE and is well known for being a thinker who presented his views on a range of things, ranging from philosophy to politics. One of the key areas in Politics he addressed was the ideal city and what he believed it consisted of. The ideal city could be viewed as the ‘end of associations’ and why this is, I will later explore in the text....   [tags: introduction to political theory]

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Ancient Greek Values : The Ideal Epic World

- Ancient Greek Values in the Ideal Epic World Iliad is one of the commonly understood pieces as epic that based on the Trojan War in ancient Greek. However, the meaning of the piece goes deeper and reflects more on the ancient Greek. The Iliad is a story about the evolution of Achilles persona and emerges as an epic of the war. Homer puts the elements of anti-war relatively on display portraying the ideal epic world that progresses through elements that defines the coexistence of the society. In a reflection of an ideal epic world, the book focuses more on the elements of war since the act binds up with the act of humanity....   [tags: Homer, Trojan War, Achilles, Iliad]

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Body 1 Ideal Love By Breaking Social Conventions

- Body 1 Ideal love by Breaking Social Conventions Elizabeth Barrett Browning follows ideal love by breaking the social conventions of the Victorian age which is when she wrote the “Sonnets from the Portuguese”. The Victorian age produced a conservative society, where marriage was based on class, age and wealth and women were seen as objects of desire governed by social etiquette. These social conventions are shown to be holding her back, this is conveyed through the quote “Drew me back by the hair”....   [tags: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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Qualities of an Ideal Anglo-Saxon Warrior Illustrated in Beowulf

- An Anglo Saxon epic poem, Beowulf, which was originally passed down through an oral tradition during the 5th century was written into literacy by an unknown Christian monk during the 10th century. This classic poem explicitly illustrates an ideal Anglo Saxon hero of possessing the characteristics that many people during that time regarded highly. Beowulf is an epitome of an Anglo Saxon ideal hero who possesses loyalty to both of his people and king, desires to gain glory and fame for his own recognition rather than riches, and believes devotedly to his destiny and faith in God....   [tags: Epic Poems, Grendel, Anglo-Saxon]

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Machiavelli, And Thomas Hobbes ' Concept Of Ideal Government

- Anna Laskowski Student id:141826220 BF190- Midterm Writing Assignment Dr. Charles Wells Due: October 1, 2014 1 Nicolo Machiavelli, and Thomas Hobbes’ Concept of Ideal Government An effective leader is one that understands that a society must evolve and revolutionize, in order to meet the needs of the state that are of immediate concern. As a society we are able to build off prior knowledge of once existing methods of living, and adjust them to meet current demands....   [tags: Political philosophy, Government, Thomas Hobbes]

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Unattainable Beauty Portrayed in Media

- Through today’s society, precision is known to outline the overall understanding of beauty. According to Americanized ways, any infidelities puncturing ones appearance are said to be unacceptable and nonconforming to the world today. These beliefs arose as one may mature throughout life. Whether a child is brought up through the ways of ideal parents or by way of a single parent, their teachings have an impact on the confinement of society. Through the ways of an idyllic family, parents may be prestigious towards their children on how they may always present themselves....   [tags: Women and Media, Ideal Beauty]

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Anorexia Nervos The Ideal Standards Of Beauty And Popular Fixations

- ANOREXIA NERVOSA The ideal standards of beauty and popular fixations with of a lean body set by society, have affected a growing number of women and men, and made eating disorders increasingly common where cultural ideals encourage women to be thin. Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, can have debilitating effects on people. This psychological illness comes with serious consequences that can impact the daily lives and normal functioning of men and women who experience them. Description of the Disorder Anorexia Nervosa is a psychiatric disorder characterized by abnormal eating behavior, severe self-induced weight loss, and psychiatric comorbidities (Ehrlich, 2015)....   [tags: Mental disorder, Body dysmorphic disorder]

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Using "V for Vendetta" to Show Aspects that Make Up a Society

- Fictions are often used to examine more complex societal concerns as scene in the graphic novel and popular film “V for Vendetta”. “V for Vendetta” asks the question what exactly is the expectations of society. This topic is explored by using a fictional world to show the known and possible aspects that make up society and its ideologies. Humans have a strong desire to explore how one can better society. Because of this desire, “science fiction works, ‘V for Vendetta’ is often a strong indicator of how humanity may progress as well as how it relates to current political, religious, and social ideologies” (Alsford)....   [tags: film, comic book, society, science fiction]

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The Ideal Woman

- It is not novel for members of a society to be preoccupied with the appearances of themselves or of others. Since the Ancient Greeks, humans have struggled with the importance of aesthetic appeal. In the 1920s, the ideal woman was seen as one who was slim, beautiful, age-less, and successful. It was believed that women had to be pretty in order to find a mate, or they would risk losing a potential husband. However, this is a main factor in evolution. It is a part of natural selection for animals to pick a mate based on their appearance, because then the desirable traits get passed on to their offspring for survival....   [tags: Human physical appearance, Physical attractiveness]

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Analysis of the Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord

- This book report is on the society of the spectacle by guy Debord. It is a theory that our society is dominated by images and characterizes and drives our consumer society. The images we see are seen through various methods such as Advertisements, television and other media outlets along with banners and signs. People in consumerism see images of things for them to buy and they go and but things and the reality that the world makes becomes what they are about. Regardless if the people have the money or not they can get credit and pay for it with money they don’t have....   [tags: images, society, consumerism, credit]

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Mamluk Society and Rule in Egypt and Syria

- ... Rampant factionalism as a result of a military slave state apparatus defined the Mamluk state, at once creating a highly regimented and yet fragmented society. In 1250 the Mamluk rebellion overthrew the Ayyubid house for control of Egypt and named Aybeg, one of the Mamluk regimental leaders, as Sultan. The Mamluks, being a military slave society, were able to defend Syria against the Mongols in 1260 and also subsume the remaining Syria principalities and expel the Crusaders by 1291.1 The unity between Egypy and Syria that the Mamluks were able to achieve was reason that the Mamluk state was the largest Islamic states between the time of the Abbasids and the Ottoman empire.2 Moreover, th...   [tags: slave, regiment, society, rebellion]

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“The Tale of Genji” by Murasaki Shikibu

- The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu illustrates the ideal man in the form of Captain Genji. According to narrator, Genji was a son of the emperor from Kuritsubo. Due to the politics of Court life, Kokiden consort and her son become the favored for heirs to the throne instead of Genji. Nevertheless, Genji remains the ideal Heian man as his mother was the emperor’s favorite concubine. Yet the fact that Genji remained a favorite of the emperor spoke to his physical brilliance. Still, Genji only remains half of which the ideal standards of the Heian court stand for....   [tags: Ideal Man and Woman, Heian Court]

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Celebrity Obsessed Media: Effect on Society

- In modern Britain, we live in a celebrity obsessed society powered by the media. Everywhere you see a celebrity’s face, whether it’s plastered across magazines or advertising the latest product. Many people, particularly teenagers, aspire to be like the celebrities they obsess over and it completely controls their lives. However, many famous people have a positive effect on society by being excellent role models and inspiring people to follow their dreams. So does a celebrity obsessed media have a positive or negative effect on society as a whole....   [tags: society, unrealistic images]

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Media's Effect on Teen Body Image

- ... As teens grow up watching these images and depictions of women, they idolize them as something that they want to turn into. “The sexualization of girls and women in the media is a growing concern” said Emma Stydahar “It creates a limiting idea of beauty in our society.”(Nackman) We idolize these women that have been continually photo shopped and done up as if they were dolls. Teen girls are being continually subjected to magazine articles telling them that they should not be happy with themselves and to change their appearance....   [tags: never good enough, white ideal]

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The Ideal Governments of Plato and Aristotle

- In Ancient Greece, people known as philosophers began contemplating the world in a different light. They had a different way of thinking than what was normal in the day. While others practiced paganism and worshipped the Gods of Olympus, philosophers thought about the body, the soul, and ways to create a better world. Greek philosophers are still known today and their works are still being read and taught. They have left a mark on this world. One topic that philosophers frequently discuss is politics and government....   [tags: ancient greece, philosophers]

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An Ideal Empire By Nick Kuranda

- An Ideal Empire by Nick Kuranda An ideal example of leader to lead and govern empire would be Ashoka as he was a great emperor during the Mauryan empire that ruled from 273-238 BCE. He conquered much of now known India, after a war invading the nation of Kalinga that waged heavy losses on both sides (about 100,000 people), he decided to convert to Buddhism. Prior to this, Ashoka was seen as a warlord, while now he seemed a peaceful ruler due to edicts he had written on stone pillars in central areas of the empire depicting religious toleration, an idea that was fairly new to the Mauryan society, nonviolence, giving his subjects fairness, and they were treated humanely "All men are my child...   [tags: Mongol Empire, Silk Road, Genghis Khan, Mongols]

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An Ideal Husband By Oscar Wilde

- An Ideal Husband is a play written by Oscar Wilde. The play focuses on the subject of a perfect husband in a marriage. The play is set during the Victorian era in London, England. The scene starts out at a dinner party hosted by Sir Robert Chiltern and his wife Lady Gertrude Chiltern. The primary guests at the dinner party are Lord Goring and Mrs. Cheveley. Mrs. Cheveley is the antagonist in the play she blackmails Sir Robert and tries to destroy his marriage by digging up a secret in his past and ruining his political image....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Husband, Wife]

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The Concept Of An Ideal Personality

- A core concept in Confucianism is the idea of an ideal personality. As can be inferred, this ideal personality is what followers of Confucianism strive for. This ideal personality, or ‘Gentleman(君子, jūnzǐ)’ as it is referred to in Confucianism, is someone who possesses ‘Goodness(仁, rén)’ and virtue. Rén is the idea that all human beings can feel sympathy and empathy for others. For example, when someone sees a child in danger they feel an urge to reach out and help the child; This person might be completely safe and not even know the child, yet they still feel a sense of urgency and alarm at the sight of the child in danger....   [tags: Taoism, Chinese philosophy, Confucianism, Wu wei]

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The Characteristics Of A Ideal Character

- In Aristotle’s literature, the four characteristics that define an ideal character are displayed throughout his plays. The characteristics of goodness, propriety, and consistency and true to life demonstrate Aristotle remarks of ideal characters. The goodness is defined as characters having good moral purpose. In contrast to propriety the character must demonstrate fitment to his or her role the behavior must conventionally considered being correct. In the sequence of these characteristics falls the importance of being true to life the character is bestowed to act out of probability but not out of necessary....   [tags: Tragedy, Tragic hero, Drama, Poetics]

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The Ideal Of Democracy By Walter Lippmann

- Walter Lippmann explains the ideal of democracy using a few key descriptors. He argues that the root of the mythic notion of democracy is that participatory democracy places too much faith in the hands of the public. Lippmann categorizes the mythic notion of democracy as the individuals who take advantage of the masses and their ignorance. Lippmann challenges this form in Public Opinion because an ineffective and leeching form of government will cripple the world’s economy. Lippmann focuses on the effect that stereotypes have on the public perception of the world, and says this about his stereotype of democracy....   [tags: Government, Democracy, Stereotype, Walter Lippmann]

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