384-Final-Question 2

384-Final-Question 2 - Joe Pucci Hist 384 Final Exam...

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Joe Pucci Hist 384 Final Exam December 13, 2008 Question 2, Answer E Memorandum Dear Prime Minister of Germany: Please find in this memorandum my analysis of your use of a democratic political  system . Indeed, it is founded on the ideals of the democratic west. However, I must warn you,  that I have found sufficient evidence of anti-democratic tendencies that were occurring during  the height of democracy in some of the countries that will be mentioned . This is not meant to  deter you from running a democracy in your country, but is rather intended as an informative  warning of some of the dangers of a poorly run democracy, and some of the anti-democratic  ideals that you may face in your own country . I was looking over the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty . Merleau-Ponty was born and  raised in France, and came to make his career in France as well . He did this in what was the  tumultuous political and social climate of postwar Europe . France at the time was a democratic  republic, and continues to be this to this day . Merleau-Ponty was actually a philosopher,  although he does have one work that is more of a political commentary than a philosophical  piece . In his book  Humanism and Terror , Merleau-Ponty critiques the communist system, but 
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ultimately declares that it is the only system that will work . He acknowledges that the  Communist system needs to have its ideals founded humanism-that is, the welfare of all people But at the time of his writing, communism was using terror and violence to recruit and keep 
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384-Final-Question 2 - Joe Pucci Hist 384 Final Exam...

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