This activity will provide you with practice in 1. identifying the most important claims and arguments in a lengthy, dense reading and 2. evaluating philosophical arguments critically.
1. Multiple choice/select one. According to Wolin, constitutional democracy is
2. Multiple choice/select one. Wolin claims real democracy has the following qualities:
3. Multiple choice/select one. Wolin describes Superpower, a.k.a. the current hegemonic nation, the U.S., as:
4. Multiple choice/select one. Wolin claims â€“ quite polemically â€“ that Superpower is a form of inverted totalitarianism. It is totalitarian insofar as â€œits crucial element is the steady drive toward totalityâ€ (606), as seen in endless war and economic accumulation. He claims it is an â€œinversionâ€ of 20th century totalitarianism, though, because it has the following qualities:
5. True or False. Wolin believes that capitalism and democracy are compatible.
6. True or False. Wolin believes that representative government prevents and/or solves most of the dangers of democracy.
7. Multiple choice/select one. Wolin maintains that democracy is fugitive because:
8. Short Essay. 350 words or more. What does Wolin try to renew with his fugitive model of democracy? What criticisms do you have of this model?
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