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The Role of Government in the Social and Economic Efforts of Its Citizens

3 pages | 700 words

This essay discusses the various roles that the government plays in the social and economic lives of its citizens. It covers topics such as education, employment, and civil rights.

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1. Locke’s View of the Individual 2. The Purpose of Government 3. The Role of Law

1 pages | 260 words

This essay discusses Locke's view of the individual and the purpose of government. It explains that according to Locke, each person has certain inalienable rights that must be respected by the government. The role of law is to protect those rights, not to promote the happiness or welfare of society as a whole.

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The Success of China’s Mixed Economy

2 pages | 490 words

This essay discusses the economic way between communism or socialism and capitalism in China. It explains how the country has been successful in using a mixed approach to avoid many of the problems associated with pure capitalist or socialist states.

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Critical Essay

The Pros and Cons of Private and Public Property

2 pages | 370 words

This essay discusses the two main types of property - private and public. It explains the advantages and disadvantages of each type of property.

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The differing views of Machiavelli and the ancient philosophers on leadership and politics.

7 pages | 1830 words

This essay looks at the views of Machiavelli and the ancient philosophers on leadership and politics. It discusses how their views differ on topics such as terrorism and the economic crisis, and explains how these differences can be explained by the different experiences and historical context in which they lived.

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John Locke: A Philosopher of Democracy and Equality

2 pages | 400 words

This essay looks at the life and work of John Locke, an English doctor, philosopher and politician who had a great influence on the development of classical philosophy in England. It discusses Locke's thoughts on democracy and equality, and his approach to writing.

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The Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics

4 pages | 950 words

Draper's book "The Good Society: An Introduction to Comparative Politics" looks at the nature of society and the political regime under which it is organized, concluding that democracy is the best form of government and that freedom and practical reason are the two highest goods that society can aspire to.

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The Ideal Life in Utopia

2 pages | 510 words

"Utopia" is an ideal society as envisioned by Saint Thomas More in his book "Utopia". The name "utopia" was coined by More from Greek roots meaning "good place" and "not place". In this work, More described the life of an fictional island off the coast of South America. The island was populated by people who live in a perfectly ordered and harmonious society. Although the people of Utopia have many things in common with people of other societies, they also have some unique features.

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The Morality of Machiavelli: A Controversial Analysis

2 pages | 310 words

In this essay, we will be discussing the controversial views that Niccolo Machiavelli had on compassion, honesty, and liberality. We will also be looking at how these views have led some to accuse him of amorality.

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The Use of Fear as a Means of Social Control: Machiavelli and Hobbes

4 pages | 1010 words

In this essay, the ideas of two great thinkers of the Renaissance - Machiavelli and Hobbes - on the use of fear as a means of social control will be considered. It will be seen that although their views differ in some respects, they are both still relevant today.

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