A Case for ‘republicanism’ Before Lincoln (an R1 APD)

APD stands for “American Political Development.” I study American Political Culture in general, yet to accomplish culture research I must know a great deal about political developments and political institutions (what we politically observe, and have observed). All of the former links are “loaded” technical terms which often showcase “parts” of political science, and the job of the…

APSA Abandons liberalism and Advocates republicanism?

To some degree, lines of communication will help determine the political outcome. The stronger the lines of communication, the more likely the “representative” of the people will abide by “the will of the people.” Hence, liberalism is not all powerful (i.e., the representative in a “representative democracy” with people focused on capitalism). Indeed, I would make…

What are Ed Snowden’s Values?

My dissertation looks at the Patriot Act through authoritarianism, liberalism, and republicanism. These political languages create different “values” for citizens to choose between. Do you think society should institutionalize suicidal people? That is an authoritarian choice. Do you favor a representative government which fortifies individualism whereby you work hard and join the middle class (Alger Myth), preferring…

What Does the ’76 Flag Mean?

What comes to mind when you see this ’76 flag (on my house)? What values do you associate with this flag? After putting this flag up, a good neighbor of mine text my wife much dismay with the flag pictured above. Because I was so surprised by my neighbor’s understanding of the ’76 flag, I…