January 25, 2011
Ralph Waldo Emerson: The education of the general mind never stopsWhat the tender poetic
youth dreams, and prays, and paints todayshall presently be the resolutions of poublic bodies;
then shall be carried as grievance and bill of rights
All The Presidents Men
- Heroic Journalism meaning?
- How the journalists changes the world?
- Corporate v. Heroic journalism.
o Talking about shut them down.
o What your saying, based on your party affiliation is probably sponsored by a
media that suits
Every individual congressman has their own individual issues that they care about outside
of their district.
Why are they the same?
- They both are concerned with what is going on at home within their district.
- They are both very smart and very curiou
How does religion rate as a political variable.
Information: The media
- Movies: Citizen Kane and All the Presidents Men
- What role does the media have in shaping opinion?
Article One: Congress
- Movies: Charlie Wilsons War
- Fenno )posted)
- How does
o But as long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to
exercise it different opinions will be formed.
o Remove liberty cure worse than the disease.
Control The Effects
- Minoiryt faction prevented by numerous levels of government a
No matter how the good the system is, without Virtue, the system will fail.
Echoes of the Anti-Federalists
Virtue of the Population
- Civic engagement.
Power of the Government.
Power of other parts of society.
Fighting for the rights of your group. All individuals have the same rights.
Two other Movies to watch
- Waiting for Superman, a documentary about the American Educational interests.
- Food Revolution
April 26, 2011
Want to Start With a Distinction
Change in our System is Difficult to Achieve The System was built for Stability and has
Think Foy- Chapter 9
- The triangular/symbiotic relationship between media.politiciansand mass public.
Consider the Implications
- Federalist 10!
o Pure dem
ALSO BY SAMUEL P. HUNTINGTON
WHO ARE WE?
Culture Matters: How Values Shape HU11Uln Progress
(coeditor with Lawrence E. Harrison, 200,0)
The Clash ofCivilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996)
The Third T#Jve:
Democratization in the Late Twentieth
How do you understand the spectrum of American belief systems and your place
1) What are the prominent conflictual values of contemporary American citizens?
2) How do you react to Huntingtons thesis about the existenc
Intel 80386DX and its Memory
The 80386, 80486 and Pentium
Prof. Yan Luo, UMass Lowell
Hardware Organization of the
Physical Memory Space
Four independent byte-wide banks
What is the address range of a bank
22% are catholic
8% other religious.
o 22% Mainline
o 25% Evangelical
o 7% Black
o 2% Jewish
o 1.6$ Mormon
o 1% Muslim
What defines these groups?
- Protest: Designating Christian bodies, beliefs, etc., outside t
22,000 dont ever vote.
41,000 vote pretty consistently
o 13,500 Democrats
o 13,500 Republicans
o 14,000 are Persuadables
- The message answer the question Why are you running. It is the rationale for your
winning and your opponents losi
March 22, 2011
No class on Thursday!
- Pursuit of policy among diverse opinions.
- Success ultimately based not on truth but on persuasion and compromise.
- Communication often hides t
- Form a government that commands absolute obedience.
- Failure and insanity.
The state of Nature has a law of Nature to govern it
We already understand there are certain rules.
That all mankind is equal and dependent. And want
Arrest suspects without Habeas Corpus.
When to Revolt?
- Still hinges on facts and information.
- Still critical to ask institutional questions:
o Are institutions operating?
o Is there power review and alternatives?
o Are justifications offered?
Locke and Hobbes
Did not study or look at what happens afterwards.
- Individual within the system calling it back.
- Resistance by example.
- Acceptance even worship of the system
o But is it all the different from V?
- Old Englan
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.
Foucault The Assumption
Into the Wild
- Nature V. Society
- Getting Away
- An awareness of the depth of conditioning
- Unaware of the danger that lay ou
Why do we obey?
o So we spend our lives working to get things we may not even need.
o Because we think we need them.
o Everyone else has them.
o Political Implication: Why do people obey the state. They have so many
possessions to protect. T
o Spirit of Man and Integrity
o Man v. Mob
o Creators v Parasites
What he hates?
o The mob (newspaper)
o Leveling to the little guy (socialism)
o Public Opinion
o External standards.
o Individual vision/Social Standar
o 58% of the population think that they are more able to make decisions.
o 20% think they are less able.
- How can the few differ from the Majority once equality is accepted?
- Truth becomes King Number
- I do not know any country where, in
o Incessantly endeavoring to procure the petty and petty and poultry pleasures with
which they give their lives.
Powerful, active, government
o Above the race of men stands an immense and tutelary power, which takes upon
What are the causes
o Tocqueville Equality
o Roark The individual
o Thoreau Illusion (or our ideas of it are wrong)
Lawrence Summers Growth
- Cannot and will not accept any speed limit on American economic growth. It is the task
of economic policy to gr
o The power is in the hands of the powerless.
The Reading that I didnt Do
Progress can only be made by utilizing all methods of political tactics in order to have a good
balance and flush out corruption as much as possible.
What do we want?
March 10, 2011
Gap between Justice/Reality
Frustration-persistence of the gap.
Public wants answers but
Politics of false consensus
- Politics of flase consensus leads us to think that people agree but they dont.
- So the Gap isnt agree upon