December 15, 2011

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Is Society Valuable?

Throughout the semester, we have looked at theorists who have all espoused the view that society is a worthwhile and necessary thing. This is partially out of pragmatism, as returning to the hunter-gatherer days is not a simple alternative to political systems with the population size being what it is today (and was even back […]

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December 15, 2011

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Kids in our Community

The effects of violence on a teenager, and the connection between foster care and juveniles are real. I believe that violence is a strong risk factor that may lead a young person to delinquency. Most of the delinquents come from some form of abuse. If a child or teen is getting abused, they will want […]

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December 15, 2011

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The effects of violence on a teenager, and the connection between foster care and juveniles are real. I believe that violence is a strong risk factor that may lead a young person to delinquency. Most of the delinquents come from some form of abuse. If a child or teen is getting abused, they will want […]

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December 15, 2011

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Rekindled Protests in Egypt

Egypt has been closely monitored in the press since the initial protests in January and February of this year.  They ended the regime of Mubarak and had a bright future of a democracy.  The military leaders assumed control once President Mubarak was gone to keep the order and peace as they set up a new […]

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December 15, 2011

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Anonymity on the Internet

I don’t care for the internet in that almost everybody is anonymous, which reduces their accountability for things that they say or post. I know I’m not the only one who encounters it, though maybe I get exposed a little bit more by playing games over Xbox Live (yes I am a video game nerd). […]

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December 15, 2011

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Too Soon?

Two tall skyscrapers built with a cloud in between them; a cloud that is actually part of the building and connects the two. This is the newest proposed architectural plan for a construction site in Seoul, South Korea. Designed by a Dutch architectural company, it is basically the flagship design of the company. Extremely architecturally […]

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December 15, 2011

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The Role of the Defense Attorney

When a defense attorney gets their client off scot-free from a serious charge, is he or she committing an act of dirty hands or is it a cut and dry circumstance of evil going unpunished? Let’s look at the charges brought upon Casey Anthony who was acquitted of murder this past July. For those of […]

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December 15, 2011

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Power Ups and Equal Opportunity

A very wise philosopher known as John Rawls touched on the subject of fairness and equal opportunity. In his mind, freedom and equality require fairness. In order to achieve fairness, everyone must have the same opportunity and availability to be successful in society. Rawls says that our opportunities in life are strongly influenced by the […]

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December 15, 2011

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MLK and Injustice Today

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Injustice can only be brought forward by those injustice it’s occurring to. The oppressed have to come together and prove that the law doesn’t treat them equally. History has taught us that this is a long process; The African-American Civil Rights Movement lasted for over a decade […]

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December 15, 2011

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The Michigan Difference

A common expression at UofM is, “the michigan difference”.  Does Michigan really have a difference that makes it a much greater institution then other schools.  I believe it does, but how would various political theorists feel about our school? Hobbes says that the primary motivation of people is fear of death.  In the academic world, […]

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