Reference to the Roman Empire
o Everyone had a common basis for knowledge
History is selective (Rubicon and Caesar)
o Reduces our ability to converse with one another about common issues
Lack of common basis
Writing style: clea
General Will vs. Will of All
o What does he mean by the general will, will of all, etc?
o Gen will what people will in society when thinking of the common good
o Natural man lives for himself; the citizen is concerned for the com
Liberty is tempered by reason in SoN
o Freedom is the absence of constraint
o If I want everyone going through that door, I am constraining your freedom.
For R, it depends on the situation
For R, one OUGHT to be reasonabl
Goal was to isolate the real determinate forces of history
o Unified realm of phenomenon marked by a regularity of occurrences in nature, following a determined
path or evolutionary processes
Easy to discount Marxs ideas
o Their phi
Wrote more than 100 years ago
Liberty is essential to us
o The difference between regimes we admire and condemn is that admirable regimes allow people to
speak their mind.
Essential to any notion of democracy
o Where is the dividing line
Locke viewed as providing philosophical essence of the American way of life.
Locke is two things in real life
Yet, we do not recognize Locke as liberal
o Providing fundamental rights to each concre
P.7: killing process was efficient
o Arrive at the train station, and then you were dead and out of the gas chambers in less than an hour.
P.10: What went on in the killing centers
o Genocide for the sake of genocide
o Mobilization of
Whats going to happen in a duopoly, where you have one party and the left and the other on the right?
o These two parties are going to move closer together
o Demonstrates that the problem stems from the power of the people that have no pl
Poli Sci 6c 1/17/17
o First rule always make sure youre supported by the real powers
Whatever org youre functioning, try to figure out where
the real power lies.
Seek support from that individual or that group
Sympathizes with us how the p
A Key Distinction
Presidential and parliamentary systems are types of electoral systems. They are
different ways to structure a democracy.
Proportional or Winner-Take-All/Majoritarian representation are types of electoral
rules. They are different ways