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The Divided Political Culture of Today and Tocqueville

Written by Gregory Blackie  Alexis de Tocqueville was a master observer, able to put into words the many aspects of American life, culture, and government he experienced while on this side of the Atlantic. Only a state of fascination and … Continue reading

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Resisting the Lottery: Katniss Everdeen Style

So your small town has read The Lottery and determined that is the best way for your society to advance.  Bummer.  Now there is a very good chance that you’re going to get stoned with your friends.  And while everyone … Continue reading

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Religion and Democracy

Current events have brought the separation of church and state and the role of religion in the affairs of the state to the forefront of modern democratic discourse. The terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 created a wave of fear … Continue reading

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I’m Not Drinking the Kool Aid

Prior to discussing de Tocqueville this week, Jennet began with the disclaimer that a lot of us may not like de Tocqueville or agree with what he has to say. I don’t know about you, but I think I fall … Continue reading

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