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The Pros and Cons of the Modern Surveillance Program in the United States
Surveillance and espionage activities are not exclusively modern
issues. The gathering of intelligence through covert actions is a practice
that dates back to Ancient Egypt.1 It would be understated to say that the
issue of modern surveillance is a far more complex subject. There are
various components to this subject with...
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A Comparison and Contrast of Practices in Marine Corps and Fraternities
Cohesion and Conflict between Marine Corps and Fraternity In Thomas Ricks’ Making a Corps, a group of thirty-six Marine recruits are sent to a training boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina. Similar to most American military training grounds, this boot camp is used to beat recruits down to their weakest state and th...
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The Role and Responsibilities of a Government
A government is defined as “the form or system of rule by which a state, community, etc. is governed,” (Dictionary.com). What are the obligations of a government? Is it to create and uphold laws for the betterment of society? Should a government only work to protect itself, even if that means the general society gets left...
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A Comparison of the Similarities and Differences Between Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis
To use your heart? Or to use your head? Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis both harbored a hunger for power, but the source of their hunger varied. Being that Davis and Lincoln were both born in Kentucky around the same time one might think they would have had similar views. They would be wrong, in The Iron Will of Jef...
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A Biographical Note on the First President of the United States, George Washington
George Washington (Feb. 22, 1732-Dec. 14, 1799) was, and will always be admired for his greatness. The first President of the United States, he set precedents for every president after him. A former war general, he had a larger than life presence and the charisma and personality to match. A master of public speaking, he com...
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A Research on the Work Structure of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
When people think of the FBI (or also known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation), what usually comes to mind is the crime fighting, drug busting guys that break the door down to a suspect’s house dressed in dark blue with guns blazing and bulletproof vests on; but that would be the stereotypical thought of an FBI agent....
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Policy Proposals for the Cooperation Between India and the European Union
India has begun its gradual transformation into a top economic superpower with heavy international influence over the past decades. However, India’s economy is known to fluctuate and it’s relations with other countries remain unstable to an extent. In order to build upon these relations and economic growth, India and the co...
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Globalization Makes the Poor Poorer: Negative Effects of Globalization on Countries Around the World
Globalization has been a controvertible issue today. The term is used to describe the integration and interdependence between nations which shape the world. However, it is negative. Generally globalization has affected many nations in various ways; economically and socially. Globalization ties countries together, rich peopl...
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Kamala Markandaya's Nectar in a Sieve: The Negative Develop Nations' Attempts to Modernize Underdeveloped States
A comprehensive study of global history extends far beyond that of memorized dates, names, or battles. A complete study of the world and its peoples is a lesson in human nature. Historians and scholars universally use the concept of modernization to compare, categorize, and analyze differences among the various people thr...
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The Definition, Analysis, and Concerns Over Bureaucracy
Throughout history, the concept of democracy has meant many different things to different people. Most would agree that at the heart is popular sovereignty. Philosophers, theorists, and politicians disagree and vary on how this is applied, thus creating an array of different interpretations. But at its core, a democracy...
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A Study on the Individual Leadership of the United States Senator
A study of international relations is in essence a search for answers to the question: why do states behave the way they do in the international system? This is similar to the question: what is the difference between a team sport and an individual sport? The dynamics, strategies, and nuances of winning a basketball or foo...
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An Examination of The Inevitable and Desirable World State
A world state is inevitable and desirable and the U.S. should get on board when the time comes in order to better shape its construction. It is inevitable because of the trends we have seen moving towards such a system, the development of technology, the mounting interconnectedness of the world’s people, and the intensifyi...
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An Analysis of the Success of the www.barackobama.com Website
“One of my fundamental beliefs from my days as a community organizer is that real change comes from the bottom up,” Barack Obama said in a statement, “And there’s no more powerful tool for grass-roots organizing than the Internet (Stelter).”  For the 2008 Presidential Election, it can be argued that the Internet is for the...
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Lowering Religious Conflict in the Thesis of Madeline Albright
Albright’s Thesis In “Faith and Diplomacy” Madeline Albright expresses that diplomats should, “develop the ability to recognize and how religious beliefs contribute to conflicts and when religious principles might be invoked to ease strife” (36), in her thesis. I believe that Albright is correct when she points out that di...
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The Blissful Ignorance and the Idea of Original Position in Politics
Is Ignorance Blissful?: Power of Identity in Politics The famous adage, “what you don’t know can’t hurt you,” often holds truth in minor instances.  Yet, the world that John Rawls imagined extends that concept of absence into the arena of identity, with the idea of the “original position.”  This abstraction is eventually u...
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A History of the Presidential Libraries as an Idea of the President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Presidential Library Project In 1939 the Presidential Library system began thanks to President Franklin D. Roosevelt after he donated all of his presidential papers to the Federal Government to keep. President Roosevelt also donated part of his Hyde Park estate to the United States to use. Along with the donation of Hyde...
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The Obstacles That Slows Down the Process of Liberal Democracy and Its Spread
To a certain extent, the spread of liberal democracy is definitely bound to happen. The failures of other types of governance systems, such as authoritarian and totalitarian regimes, which throughout the course of history, proved mainly to be unsuccessful, highlights the need for a different type of regime, one that does no...
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The Contributions of the Factors of Political Conditionality and Ethnic Conflicts to the Role of Religion in Political Structures
Developing countries (and with regards to the essay question, post-colonial ones) often find themselves in the difficult position of transitioning to democracy or sticking to autocratic regimes; whatever the case is, the role of international and domestic actors are integral to encouraging progress or bringing about failure...
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The Benefits and Disadvantages of Compulsory Voting
In essence, liberal democratic governments are expected to operate in a system that places a substantial emphasis on human rights, individual liberty and equality amongst citizens of the nation (as the term ‘liberal’ suggests). The question as to whether turnout should be compulsory in this form of government (liberal democ...
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The Factors to Consider When Justifying Civil Disobedience
Essentially, civil disobedience can be described as a non-violent form of political protest when individuals deem a state’s certain policy or law to be unjust. The fact that civil disobedience is essentially peaceful in nature plays a significant role in providing justification to the act (which will explained in more detai...
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Negative Effects of the War on Drugs Proclaimed by President Richard Nixon
On June 9, 1971, President Richard Nixon proclaimed a war on drugs, ranging from giving more authority and a bigger presence of anti-drug enforcement in the United States. To suggest that the”War on Drugs” erupted from an area of evidence from Science and studies related to the negative effects of drugs, would be a false pr...
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Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun, and Henry Clay as the Influential Political Figures from 1820 to 1850 in the United States
Influential Political Figures from 1820 to 1850 Three great figures dominated the political life of the country from the 1820s to the 1850s: Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun, and Henry Clay. Much of the time, these leaders were in total disagreement as to the roles of the federal government versus states. With this controve...
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The Huge Role of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson in the Building of Our Nation
After the Revolutionary War, our country had little to no government and no way to make it on our own. Some men stepped up to take on the job and they are known as our Founding Fathers. Three of the most known are George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson. You might think, "Oh that's our first President, t...
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Age of Ambition by Evan Osnos: Difficulties Connected with Maintaining Control of a Massive Country Such as China
Ideology in theory and in practice are two greatly varied entities. When physics is taught, students are given an “ideal plane,” which is frictionless, adhering to the perfect dimensions and necessities for the equation. Students are taught in this way because the real world is too difficult to consider. There are extraneou...
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A Fictional Manifest of Emma Goldman (an Anarchist) Written from the First-person Perspective
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. I would like to thank my good friend Mabel for allowing me to speak tonight. It gives me great pride to be associated with strong women that allow freedom of speech to be taken so literally. I say this, ladies and gentlemen, because I do not have this freedom. While many of you have witne...
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