What is Real?
Rogers Smith discusses the idea of people building in his book Stories of Peoplehood.
Smith describes people building in a general sense but specifically introduces a second category
The Privileges of Living in America
America has always been seen as a nation of immigrants, but what many people do not
seem to recognize is that citizenship has become a privilege. Historically the United States has
placed quotas on immigrants based on t
March 26, 2013
Are Rights a Product of the State?
The relationship between the state and its citizen is extremely important. I will address
this relationship and how it encourages a sense of community. I will then ex
What perception of
and citizenship do
Liberty in the essence that
it doesnt harm another:
speech, religion, press, and
be able to say and express
what they feel
Making the Memorial By Maya Lin
Its taken me years to be able to discuss the making of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, partly
because I needed to move past it and partly because I had forgotten the process of getting it
built. I would not discuss the contr
The Power of Liberalism
Liberalism is a movement that houses great ideas and concepts for the human condition.
Liberals value equality, liberty, and protection of rights in a political community. Classical
March 5, 2013
Collectivism: Helpful or Harmful?
Americans hold great importance in collective mourning and memory making as a piece
of American identity. American understanding of death is something that is commonly
March 10, 2013
Its Time to Overcome Fear
The question I would like to pose is why are Americans so willing to comply with laws
that they do not always agree with? In this essay I will address this question in terms o
Discussion Paper 3
What will we Sacrifice for Liberty?
Liberal political theory is something that is embedded within American politics, but what
are the consequences? Sandel and Mitchell provide us with some alarming
What is the Meaning of Language?
Language is essential for society to function smoothly. People have come to associate
language with meaning. Although Edelman will argue in her article Political Language and
Political Reality that meaning is created by pe