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The Best Reason for Democracy is . . . Democracy?

Several years ago I read an article where the man interviewed had positive things to say about some developments in Italian democracy.  “The people are now ready to criticize and poke fun of their leaders,” he commented.   2,381 more words

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Senior Year Sunday : The Tale of a Confused 12th Grader

Hello beautiful humans! As I always say, I’m back after a hiatus! 12th grade has been really busy, what with college decisions, applications, & too much physics homework. 342 more words

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12th Grade: The Athenian Assembly

Greetings,

This week we looked at some debates in the Athenian Assembly, and discussed the merits of their democratic processes.

Athenian democracy certainly had some similarities to our own system, but most initial observers would I think be struck by the differences.   5,051 more words

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Ritual, Politics, and Power

President Reagan garnered political popularity and power in part by his skillful use of political theater and imagery.

But in 1985 even this great master of ritual and belief stumbled a bit with the infamous “Bitburg” affair.   1,422 more words

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12th Grade: Democracies and their Allies

This week we continued our look at the Peloponnesian War and especially at Athens’ crucial decision regarding their ally Platea.

Platea had been a long time ally of Athens, and a strategically important one because of its geographical location near Thebes, a Spartan ally.   910 more words

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STS Sustainability Fair

Please follow the link below in order to read about the UN global goals from which your group will select an objective/topic.

http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals.html

11th Grade