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Unformatted text preview: ke: Affirmative Action Revisited In Educational Diversity" BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY EDUCATION AND LAW JOURNAL, 2003. You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him to the starting line of a race and then say, "You are free to compete with all others' and still justly believe you have been completely fair. In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race. There is no other way. And in order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently. SLHS Value File Republic REPUBLICANISM STOPS NATIONALISM AND WAR Catherine Audard, Professor at the International College of Philosophy in Paris, PHILOSOPHY AND PLURALISM, 1996, p. 164. The ideal Republic as a civic nation appears, therefore, to be the best protection against nationalism and war. The French Revolution had had the privilege of being the prime mover in this process by freeing the people from their particular roots and bonds and by 'recreating' them as the abstract bearers of rights: no more a Breton or an Auvergnat or a Jew or a Pole, but a French citizen with equal rights and dignity. To be French, therefore, implied special responsibilities, very similar to those carried by the American notion of citizenship, beyond the differences of class, ethnic origins, language and religion. France had invented the notion of the 'civic nation' and, as such, exemplified one particular instance of the 'universal Republic.' SLHS Value File Republic Bad PLATO'S REPUBLIC IS MORALLY IDENTICAL WITH TOTALITARIANISM Karl Popper, Professor of Philosophy, THE OPEN SOCIETY AND ITS ENEMIES, 2nd edition, 1952, p. 87-8. In spite of such arguments I believe that Plato's political program, far from being morally superior to totalitarianism, is fundamentally identical with it. I believe that the objections against this view are based upon an ancient and deep-rooted prejudice in favor of idealizing Plato. That Crossman has...
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