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Post-Modernism and Feminism.docx

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Political Science
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Political Science 2237E
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Douglas Long

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Tocquevilles Democracy is the first to make democracy a central theme in political theory everwe currently live in the era of democracy because everyone uses it but uses it differently we entered this era with the birth of the USTocqueville asked whether this era would be one of democratic freedom or democratic tyrannyThis echoed from JS Mill to Michelle Foucaultthe problem is the opposite of elitism a system wherein a group of privileged individuals does not serve the public but creates it populism is rule by the average manboth of these are examples of democratic despotismdemocratic freedom is dissent as it currently exists elite groups manipulate the public or the populists manipulate the publicthere is no room for toleranceDerrida believes that freedom must be found in the struggle of thinking freely freedom is only available to you in effort in dissenting embracing active struggle makes democratic freedom possibleif you stop strugg
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