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Freedom, Order, and Equality (#1)

January 19, 2011

This is a lecture visual from my discussion of democracy (American style).  In illuminating upon the status of democracy in the world it is necessary for us to understand our own American representative form of democracy.  An objective is to discover that our form is not the only form of democracy.  There are many forms and each group of people must establish what works for them.  Another objective is that we as Americans realize we cannot expect to impress our own form of democracy on other cultures.  We may embrace our own, but similtaneously we must allow others to construct what works for them.  Each group must construct a government that allows their own tradtions, values, and norms to be preserved.  The balance of freedom, order, and equality lies in “their” hands.

Hopefully over the next few months I will add more visuals that will enable a fuller examination of American democracy.  These lectures will be sequentially numbered.


Janda, Kenneth, Jeffrey Berry, and Jerry Goldman. 2009. The Challenge of Democracy.  Boston, MA: WadsworthCengage Learning.
Shea, Daniel, Joanne Green, and Christopher Smith.  2007.  Living Democracy.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Schmidt, Steffan, Mack Shelley, and Barabara Bardes.  2008.  American Government and Politics Today.  Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth.

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