Politics Papers

  • Virtù

    1319 words, 6 pages

    When one hears virtue, the ideas that come to mind are morality and righteousness. In essence, these are conventional Christian values that have become widely known today. However, in the context of giving advice to would-be rulers, Machiavelli defines the concept of virtue as virtù—one’s own strength and courage to do whatever is necessary to achieve a goal, even if the act was immoral. He describes virtù as a quality vital for a prince; a prince can be ruthless as long as his actions are directed towards his goals and keep him in power. According to Machiavelli’s interpretation, one must fol

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    Media And Politics

    1803 words, 8 pages

    One standard academic argument is that the media’s influence operates in terms of framing issues and setting the agenda for political discussion. In other words, the media tells us what to think about but not what to think. People form opinions from the information that is available. If that information is limited in some way, those opinions will be affected. Generally, the media have greater influence on undecided voters than on decided ones. They also have a greater influence at times of scandal or crisis, or when there is a highly polarized question driving an election. An example of that i

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    History In The Making

    719 words, 3 pages

    History in the Making Many people had to stand in line for forty-five minutes or more this morning in order to vote. The line at a small polling place outside Cordele wound across the room, out the door, and down the hill. This turnout astounded everyone because they have never seen it before. In rural Crisp County, GA voters turned out by the droves. A Crisp County listener may have heard the news at five that, according to WALB in Albany, polling places in all twenty-four states participating in Super Tuesday have had the same turnout. The news anchor called this primary election a “hi

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