Unformatted text preview: Totalitarian systems concentrate more power in the ruling elite. In these systems, culture is used to serve the purpose of the government and a sense of national culture is cultivated by the policies and actions of the government. Those under the influence of these governments forsake their own rights for the good of the nation, and commonly judge their own worth by the economic growth of the nation. While in a democratic nation, a strong media culture promotes self worth and economic competition. Those in these government systems often define national growth by their own personal success. In these two competing government systems, two different venues are used to serve the people a sense of culture, and thus create very different views of the role of human rights in national development....
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course L&S 140D taught by Professor Laqueur during the Spring '11 term at Berkeley.
- Spring '11