7 - Authoritarian ideologies Aristocracy Oligarchy Fascism...

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Authoritarian ideologies Aristocracy Oligarchy Fascism (WWII Germany and Italy) Socialism/Communism (Cuba, China, former Soviet Union) Information is Propagandistic -News emanates from above; official sources -Power-Information=New=Truth=Power -Censored opposing views; spun information to put regime in most favorable light Direct Democracy Pericles (funeral Oration) 2 day walk to the acropolis Representative Democracy factions; parties; voting Zenger Trial (1734) Founders: reporters, journalists, revolution would not have succeeded without the news Tom Paine Common Sense (1776) call to arms Sam Adams and committee of correspondence (1774-5) Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette “The only security of all is in a free press…keep the waters pure” James Madison - 1st Amendment: Freedom of press -Knowledge governs ignorance Classical vs Modern Liberalism The Question: Given that a free press is essential how can we make one Leave it to the market (classical liberalism of locke, smith and neoliberalism of
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