Unformatted text preview: Question 2: What is “estranged labor” according to Marx? How do the relations among proletariat and the bourgeoisie and the means or tools of production associated with capitalism strain the notion of equality among men in a democracy? In the Communist Manifesto, Marx claims that the history of the world is the “history of class struggle.” Defend or reject his claim with reference to his arguments. Question 3: Diversity presents a challenge to democracy. In Pericles’ “Funeral Oration” he discussed the openness and tolerance of the people of ancient Athens. Compare and contrast his comments on democratic values with John Stuart Mill’s essay On Liberty or Martin Luther King’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail.” What evidence do you see of the “tyranny of the majority” noted by both Mill and King? How can political philosophy teach us to promote the American ideals of equality, liberty, and justice in our democracy?...
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2011 for the course PSC 104 taught by Professor Gunther-canada during the Fall '10 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
- Fall '10