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American Politics Thru Film-page5 - o Vwhen to get ride of...

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Institutions Complexity Reason Cunning/Corrupted Lie Nature Simplicity Common Sense/Instinct Honest I need to watch this movie! Into the Wild - He thinks that Society is corrupt. - He runs away to Alaska, where he can be alone and be away from society. - Doesn’t want to be poisoned by civilization. He wants nothing to do with it. - Happiness is only real when it is shared. Revolution vs. Transformation vs. Escape. February 3, 2011 Why do we obey? Why do we want what we want? Where have we been? - Politics involves power. - External power o Foy—why we need it (hobbes/locke)
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Unformatted text preview: o Vwhen to get ride of it (substitute)? o Smithhow to call it back to its best (protest) o WilliamsDifference between the governmentsSmiths government allows justification. -Internal o Society Leaving itInto the Wild Not knowing you are in it Ambersons Thoreau/McKibben Challenging itthe fountainhead Tocqueville Deciding who should be in it Crash/District 9 Rorty Foy and public opinion. What is progress? -An illusion -A reality o Progress in (name a virtue) o Progress in (name a thing) -An action (How) o Inevitable...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course POLI SCI 201 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UMass (Amherst).

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