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Session_10_quiz[1] - E) All of the above. Kaufmann’s...

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Question 1 Berman’s notion of the “strategic class” includes foreign policy advisors, think-tank specialists and pundits who provide advice about national security. A) True. Berman defines strategic class in exactly this way. B) False.
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Question 2 Why, according to Berman, did most Democratic pundits support the Iraq war? A) Pressures of careerism and the desire to get good jobs B) A fear of appearing soft or weak C) Financial incentives D) All of the above. Berman makes all three points about the pundits’ motives for endorsing war.
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Question 3 What , according to Kaufmann, is threat inflation? A) Claims that disinterested experts would deem unrealistic. B) A pattern of worst-case assertions. C) Use of double standards in evaluating evidence. D) Claims based on circular logic.
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Unformatted text preview: E) All of the above. Kaufmann’s discussion of threat inflation emphasizes all four factors. Question 4 Kaufmann seeks to explain why dictatorships are so vulnerable to issue manipulation. A) True. B) False. Kaufmann’s focus is on why democracies, not dictatorships, may be particularly vulnerable to issue manipulation. Question 5 Kaufmann and Berman are attempting to explain, in part, the same thing. A) True. Kafmann wants to know why the Bush administration was able to exaggerate the sense of threat, and part of his explanation focuses on a lack of accountability from countervailing voices. Berman documents why some of those voices that could have held the administration accountable lined up instead behind the call for war. B) False....
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course PLSI 200 taught by Professor Schendan during the Spring '08 term at S.F. State.

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