Essay about Realism, Liberalism and Feminism

1651 Words Dec 5th, 2006 7 Pages
Realism, Liberalism and Feminism
In our modern world we can communicate instantly worldwide, cook a full meal in under a minute, and have enough weapons to destroy not only our planet but just about any planet that gives us a funny look. Of course while technology progresses at its incredible rate, we squabble and argue over who gets what, and what they can or cannot do with it, whether or not that is what it is or if it is something that it truly isn't… and frankly it's all very confusing. Luckily all of the crazy talk is sorted into convenient theories from which we can pick and choose. In this paper liberalism, realism and feminism will be examined and compared. One of the more predominant theories, realism, gained a lot of support
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Many of the players who helped make the decision had personal goals tied into the outcome; thusly it is hard to distinguish if certain players were acting in the best interest of the state as a whole, or if they were trying to accrue their own personal rewards. The states themselves as a whole do not in fact make decisions, the leaders of each country do and while it is easy to say that we hope they act rationally many times this is untrue. An example of irrational behavior is found in the actions of both Lyndon B. Johnson and George W. Bush. Both of these men were president of the United States during a period of war, Johnson had the Vietnam War and Bush has Iraq. What the two have in common is their attitude towards negative information, specifically ignorance. Two men who both were given the task of bringing peace to a small ‘defenseless' country which were ruled by new forces of ‘evil' and neither of them wanted to hear anything to the contrary. As both operations seemed to require far more resources then the United States was willing to commit, warnings from several sources were ignored clearly illustrating irrational behavior. The state then pursued courses of action based on irrational decisions with one-sided facts and clearly was doomed from the start.
At the other end of the spectrum is liberalism. Liberalism takes the