political thought_Notes

political thought_Notes - American political thought...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
American political thought – people’s ideas of those involved within politics, as opposed to those who are involved with the literature and analysis of politics. We can confront those texts without someone else having already commented on them. American Political Thought. Chronological Themes: 1. America’s love affair with liberal individualism, self reliance. Relying on himself. Individual’s ability to determine their own fate, principal idea of determining own success. THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD. 2. America’s problematic attitudes to government. America’s dislike of government. Anti-governmental, anti-status. 3. The persistent American ambilivance towards human rights for the people actually living here. While professing to be land of free, over 80 percent of history its laws have declared most of population ineligible for full rights of American citizen. Race, nationality, gender. 4. American Exceptionalism. How unique is the American political experience?
Image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern