22 World System Today - Western Views

Democraciesultimatelyprovedbetterat makingwar

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Unformatted text preview: acy depends on – – – freedom to participate which depends on free thought and speech which depends on freedom of individuals XXth Century: Failed challenges to XXth Century: Failed challenges to free market liberal democratic state • Fascism fails – Fascist societies are based on the capability of a people to dominate others (by war) – Democracies ultimately proved better at making war XXth Century: Failed challenges to XXth Century: Failed challenges to free market liberal democratic state • Communism fails – Communism organizes the society around economic production – Free market societies were far more successful economically: they provided more goods to more people New Challenges New Challenges • Religion? – Not incompatible with a free market democracy (most religions condone slavery) • Nationalism – Will eventually be assimilated Implications for Global Economy Implications for Global Economy • Free trade will prevail Implications for w...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course IR 271 taught by Professor Corgan during the Fall '08 term at BU.

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