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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