Category Archives: Pol 228 Democracy and Its Critics

Open! Open! Open!

WNYC had a couple of folks on today regarding new federal initiatives to make information about government more easily available to the citizenry. I’ve posted the links under Government-US—Data.gov and Open Government Initiative—but I want to suggest you try what … Continue reading

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Final exam: 228

Okay, here are all four exam questions: Pol 228: Final Exam Questions                    F09 FINAL DUE BY MONDAY, DEC 14—NO EXCEPTIONS Write a response to ONE of the following (series of) questions. Make explicit reference to the … Continue reading

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Pol 228: half an exam

Pol 228: Final Exam Questions                    S09 FINAL DUE BY MONDAY, DEC 14—NO EXCEPTIONS Write a response to ONE of the following (series of) questions. Make explicit reference to the arguments of Gutmann and Thompson and, where … Continue reading

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Shout out to TNC (266)

First, I’d like to recommend STRONGLY that y’all read Ta-Nahisi Coates’s blog (scroll down in the ‘Blogs’ section to find the link; it’ll open in a new window). TNC is a fine writer who at times approaches the sublime, but … Continue reading

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Ain’t it GRAND to be back in school?! (228)(266)

Hello all: The following are the required books for Politics & Culture (266) & Democracy & Its Critics (228): Pol 266/C301/D301: Martha Nussbaum, Women and Development, Cambridge University Press, paperback, 2001: 978 052 100 3858 Susan Moller Okin, Is Multiculturalism … Continue reading

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Deliberating over health care (228)

So I finally got around to reading the NYTimes interview with President Obama; here’s the section I mentioned in last week’s class: [Pres. Obama]: Now, I actually think that the tougher issue around medical care — it’s a related one … Continue reading

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Test for democracy! (228)

Hello all. Sorry this is a bit late, but I’ve posted the questions for your final exam. Scroll down to ‘pages’ and click on ‘Pol 228: Final Exam.’ A coupla’  things: There are four questions, but you are to write … Continue reading

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Grammatically incorrect (228)(266)

More links: What a surprise: It’s teh wimmins fault, complain the Taliban. Why are teh wimmins the weaker sex? Maybe because so many don’t get enough to eat. As Matthew noted, dem pigs iz sick—and making us sick. Ah, the … Continue reading

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We’re baaaaaack! (228)(266)

It’s been awhile, so this should be a long and comprehensive post. It won’t be. More crumbs: Everybody comes from somewhere: the Seinfelds in the New World. Hip hop for the ummah in Harlem. Old World, New World: Mix and … Continue reading

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Work, money, work (228)

More comments on G&T, chapter , um, 9? Yeah, whatever chapter we’re on.Eight. We’re on chapter eight. (Damn, I’m tired. . . .) What of the notion of ending poverty? Do G&T take this call seriously (enough)? And what of … Continue reading

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