Libertarian socialism

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  • Living in a Utopia Essay

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    An enlightened and benevolent anarchism, such as expressed by the terms, "anarcho-pacifism" / "anarcho-socialism," is, in my view, the only anarchism that can ever work. To arrive at an anarcho-pacifist / anarcho-socialist society, we as a global community must undergo great psychological transformation. Only then can anarchism become a practical

  • John Stuart Mill Essay

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    Majorities tend to prevent any opportunity that a minority group might have to gain support for a contradicting opinion. It is incredibly easy for members of society to abandon their beliefs in the midst of an overpowering majority. This process leads to an unequal society in which the rights of the people are restricted. In the essays, On Liberty and On Representative Government, written by John Stuart Mill, there is a concern for the "tyranny of the majority." He expresses his concern in, On Liberty

  • Individualism Individualism

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    powers, especially the obligation to provide assistance to another citizen financially or otherwise. (Boaz) In the Libertarian view, nobody should be forced to even tell someone “the time of day if requested” against their will. (Hospers, 331) In this sense, Individualism can be seen as the active exercise one’s individual liberties. Furthermore, according to David Boaz of the Libertarian think tank The Cato Institute, individualism also gives a person the power to flourish on their own terms, and can

  • The Theory And Practice Of Orwell 's Libertarian Socialism

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    The Theory and Practice of Orwell’s Libertarian Socialism First published in 1949, Orwell certainly believed that the novel would have some higher purpose in the political sphere, and it did. But perhaps it wasn’t the purpose that was truly intended? Nearly seventy years after its first appearance, 1984 can be found on many high school, college and political group reading lists. Coining terms such as “Big Brother,” or “thoughtcrime,” the novel created an entirely new type of dystopian society defined

  • Americ Land Of The Free, And Home

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    America: land of the free, and home of the brave. People have often traveled long and far to live in a safe, and esteemed environment, when in reality the core values of America change as time goes by. Even though Americans often value individualism, patriotism, nationalism, and individual liberty, history has proven otherwise. Wars, social norms, rights restrictions, expectations and peer pressure have gotten in the way of the values that many believed highlighted America. The saying, ‘history repeats

  • Analysis Of Isaiah Berlin 's Two Concepts Of Liberty

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    In “Two Concepts of Liberty”, Isaiah Berlin examines two different conceptions of freedom: positive and negative liberty. He begins by discussing negative freedom, which he defines as “the area within which the subject … is or should be left to do or be what he is able to do or be, without interference by other persons” (169). Under this definition, an individual is not free if he is coerced by another individual from making a decision he or she would naturally make. When discussing negative freedom

  • The Doctrine Of The State

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    In this presentation of his notion of the state he ends up putting forward things which inspires some critics to accuse him of having totalitarian leanings. Things such as his assertion of the necessity of the state for humanity, his strong belief in an overriding spirit to a society, his connecting of freedom to reason and social order, are controversial notions. His allegiance to positive freedom brings attack from supporters of negative freedom, his notions of differing states for suiting differing

  • Political Parties of Texas Essay

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    primary interests affiliated with that party and is motivated to enact its beliefs and interests through legislation by electing officials into government. Texas is a large state with four political parties: Republican, Democratic, Green Party, and Libertarian. Each political party has a basic fundamental ideology and platform on current issues. The two major political parties in Texas and in the nation are the Republican and Democratic parties.Texas is a conservative state where the Republican Party

  • The Political Structure Of The Libertarian Party

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    polling Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson, the Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders or the Authoritarian Republican Nominee, Donald Trump, It is getting harder and harder to ignore the rise they are having. The two major political parties will have to adapt to these emerging ideologies or face the threat of the dreaded “third party”. Very rarely do third party candidates poll more than 10 percent but Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson, is doing just that (Russonello). The Libertarian party as

  • Libertarian Party Vs. Liberal Politics

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    2016 election has shown a clear rise in support for Libertarianism, Democratic Socialism, and Authoritarianism. That is why it is important to understand what these ideologies mean through definition, policy preferences and the true impact these three ideologies have. Hardly ever do third party candidates poll more than 10 percent, but Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson, is doing just that (Russonello). The Libertarian party as a whole has seen a surprising rise in recent elections with Gary Johnson

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