HIS 211 unit 8 dq

HIS 211 unit 8 dq - HIS 211 7/6/2010 Unit 8 Discussion...

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HIS 211 7/6/2010 Unit 8 Discussion Questions Do you agree with the statement, ‘all power comes from the barrel of a gun’? Why or why not? In general I think this statement is more true than false. I think that the literal translation or the metaphor of holding a gun to people as a way to exercise one’s power is an effective form of getting what you want. Modern examples of how effective using the literal translation can be seen in countries such as Cuba or North Korea. By instilling a fear of death to all of its citizens if they speak out against the government, each country is able to force citizens to abide by the laws of the country and the ruling party remains in power. I also think anyone with the power to pass laws or write regulations has its own form of a “gun” in that it can change the law making actions that were once legal, illegal. I certainly think this form of power is prevalent in societies around the world, especially in the United States.
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course HISTORY 211 taught by Professor Michael during the Summer '10 term at Oakton.

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