The city became the cultural center of Greece, and provided an intellectual space in which philosophers could speculate on what constituted the ideal state, what its purpose was, and how it should be governed.
By Robert Parry The national Democratic Party and many liberals have bet heavily on the Russia-gate investigation as a way to oust President Trump from office and to catapult Democrats to victories this year and inbut the gamble appears not to be paying off.
A Party of Snobs?
It seems the Republicans — and Trump in particular — have done a better job in presenting themselves to these Middle Americans as respecting their opinions and representing their fears, even though the policies being pushed by Trump and the GOP still favor the rich and will do little good — and significant harm — to the middle and working classes.
By insisting that Hillary Clinton be the Democratic nominee — after leftist populist Bernie Sanders was pushed aside — the party also ignored the fact that many Americans, including many Democrats, viewed Clinton as the perfectly imperfect candidate for an anti-Establishment year with many Americans still fuming over the Wall Street bailouts and amid the growing sense that the system was rigged for the well-connected and against the average guy or gal.
In the face of those sentiments, the Democrats nominated a candidate who personified how a relatively small number of lucky Americans can play the system and make tons of money while the masses have seen their dreams crushed and their bank accounts drained.
I got paid for the speeches I made. Demonstrating her political cluelessness, Clinton used the serious issue of women not getting fair treatment in the workplace to justify taking her turn at the Wall Street money trough, gobbling up in one half-hour speech what it would take many American families a decade to earn.
To many Americans struggling to make ends meet, the national Democrats seem committed to the interests of the worldwide elites: Now, the national Democrats are clambering onto the bandwagon for a costly and dangerous New Cold War with nuclear-armed Russia.
Indeed, it is hard to distinguish their foreign policy from that of neoconservatives, although these Democrats view themselves as liberal interventionists citing humanitarian impulses to justify the endless slaughter.
Photo by Tony Webster Flickr The Republicans paid lip service to the struggling blue-collar workers but control of GOP policies was left in the hands of corporations and their lobbyists. Though the election of Barack Obama, the first African-American president, raised hopes that the nation might finally bind its deep racial wounds, it turned out to have a nearly opposite effect.
Tea Party Republicans rallied many white working-class Americans to resist Obama and the hip urban future that he represented.
They found an unlikely champion in real-estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump, who sensed how to tap into their fears and anger with his demagogic appeals and false populism. Meanwhile, the national Democrats were falling in love with data predicting that demographics would magically turn Republican red states blue.
Despite all the data on opioid addiction and declining life expectancy among the white working class, Hillary Clinton was politically tone-deaf to the rumbles of discontent echoing across the Rust Belt.
And she ran a relentlessly negative campaign against Trump while offering voters few positive reasons to vote for her.
Ignoring Reality When her stunning loss became clear on Election Night — as the crude and unqualified Trump pocketed the electoral votes of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin — the Democrats refused to recognize what the elections results were telling them, that they had lost touch with a still important voting bloc, working-class whites.
Screen shot from Whitehouse. The obvious goal was to impeach Trump and ride the wave of Trump-hating enthusiasm to a Democratic political revival.
Trump, we out here in deplorable land increase our support for him. And I love it that you are having the exact opposite effect on those of us you are trying to persuade to think otherwise.Philip Zimbardo’s The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil was a stimulating read.
A lot of psychology books tend to be a bit dry or scientifically wordy, becoming tedious and stodgy/5(). Frankenstein Born Evil Or Made By Society. Victor Frankenstein’s great creation, the monster, is inherently good, but the corruption of the society turns him regardbouddhiste.com monster acts just like a newborn baby, but the “mother”, Victor, abandons him because of his horrific appearance.
Being alienated form the rest of the world, the monster hides in a cottage and knows nothing about the world. With or without it, you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.” Did humans invent Gods?
As a believer, No! Humans did not invent Gods. Gods are already there. It is indeed clever to have Frankenstein's monster being regarded as having created. As Voltaire emphasised in in his Essay on the Customs and the Spirits of Nations, and monuments—it is only “that which is written that is born as language”.
This is because, prior to writing, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. In this dark tale, initially published in , the young Swiss scientist Victor Frankenstein falls.
Frankensteins Innocence. The Defense of Frankenstein’s Creature Victor Frankenstein, a character in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, decided that he wanted to bring life into this world; a life that would eventually go on to killing the creator himself.
Essay I-C (90 minutes): This essay is to focus on a single author, period, movement, or problem, and enable you to demonstrate your historical perspective through your capacity for making intelligent generalizations about authors, periods, literary movements, .