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Classical Political Thought Democracy- way to make decisions- principle majority view; Dichotomous- either you are or you aren’t They are more or less democratic Concentration of power where select few make decisions Andrew Jackson- democracy- “we’re all equal”, don’t have to have property to vote Republic- power defused- Rome 500 BC Athens- Pericles- democracy- back farther than 500 BC- 200,000 citizens (no women could vote)- voted with marbles Sparta- council of elders, and 2 kings- function of women was to bare strong children (taken away at age 5) Socrates and Plato were the critics of Democracy The “guardians” and the “philosopher kings” rule o Most educated, humble, wise o Any organization works well when you have justice; justice is when people are
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Unformatted text preview: put in positions that they are best suited o State does well when the people who are able to make the best decisions make the decisions o Marriage will be prohibited- but there is a minister of mating Soldier Class- Thymos Americas founders werent fond of democracy Adams- democracy will eventually die Jefferson- 51% will take away rights of 49% Liberalism- Classical Liberalism- 17 th , 18 th , 19 th c. (Jefferson)- against traditional medieval view of humans and society- that human nature was bad and needed to be redeemed through religion; against politics- power should be concentrated in the top; attacks ascriptive characteristics- accidental no choice in where/how you were born; There is meritocracy and individualism- it attacks monarchy and aristocracy...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course PSC 110 taught by Professor Steinel during the Spring '11 term at GWU.

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