The World And Me

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Many authors’ viewpoints have been observed so far, ranging from Plato’s Republic written centuries before the common era, to Ta Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me. Though these books span millennia and hemispheres, they all display what is important to their authors, and from this information we can try to extrapolate their political viewpoints, especially where it falls in the lunacy of the 2016 election. The authors Plato, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Karl Marx had perhaps the most politically-charged books, and some have viewpoints very similar to the viewpoints of Bernie Sanders, having the most “far left” viewpoint, Hillary Clinton with a moderate left viewpoint, and Donald Trump, whose viewpoint ranges from extreme right to moderate, depending on the point in the election. Through its authoritarian and conservative government, it is clear that The Republic bears a shocking similarity to Donald Trump’s policies, while both the overthrow of the bourgeoisie in The Communist Manifesto and the correction for the plunder of the black body in Between the World and Me agree with the viewpoints of Bernie Sanders. First off, Plato’s book The Republic offered the most detailed insight into how the author believed the government should be run; in fact the majority of the book is essentially a manuscript on how to form, choose leaders for, and sustain a “perfect society”. Because The Republic is often called the “first defense of fascism”, it should be no surprise that this book

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