"In the past, those who no longer subscribed to thevalues of the dominant culture were held in check by the myththat the state possessed a monopoly on coercive force. This mythhas undergone continual erosion since the end of World War IIowing to the success of the strategy of guerrilla warfare, asfirst revealed to the French in Indochina, and later conclusivelydemonstrated in Algeria. Suffering as we do from what SenatorFulbright has called 'the arrogance of power,' we have beenextremely slow to learn the lesson in Vietnam, although we nowrealize that war is political and cannot be won by militarymeans. It is apparent that the myth of the monopoly of coerciveforce as it was first qualified in the civil rights conflict inthe South, then in our urban ghettos, next on the streets ofChicago, and now on our college campuses has lost its hold overthe minds of Americans. The technology of guerrilla warfare hasmade it evident that, while the state can win battles, it cannotwin wars of values. Coercive force which is centered in themodern state cannot be sustained in the face of the activeresistance of some 10 percent of the population unless the stateis willing to embark on a deliberate policy of genocide directedagainst the value dissident groups. The factor that sustained themyth of coercive force in the past was the acceptance of a commonvalue system. Whether the latter exists is questionable in themodern nation-state." [p.p. 59-60]
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- Euclidâs elements research papers analyze the collection of thirteen books on mathematics and geometry written by the ancient Greek mathematician Euclid, dated around 300 BCE.
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Portis, Max Weber and Political Commitment, p. 15.
It is this mythical, or rather this symbolic, content of the religioustraditions which is likely to come into conflict with science. This occurswhenever this religious stock of ideas contains dogmatically fixed statementson subjects which belong in the domain of science. Thus, it is of vitalimportance for the preservation of true religion that such conflicts beavoided when they arise from subjects which, in fact, are not really essentialfor the pursuance of the religious aims.
Portis, Max Weber and Political Commitment, p. 71.
If the word responsibility is to be used at all, I suggestthat it be in the sense Charles Frankel uses it. "Responsibility," says this philosopher, "is theproduct of definite social arrangements." Notice thatFrankel calls for social arrangements -- not propaganda.
Brubaker, The Limits of Rationality , p. 54.
The morality of bank robbing is particularly easy tounderstand because we accept complete prohibition of thisactivity. We are willing to say "Thou shalt not robbanks," without providing for exceptions. But temperancealso can be created by coercion. Taxing is a good coercivedevice. To keep downtown shoppers temperate in their use ofparking space we introduce parking meters for short periods, andtraffic fines for longer ones. We need not actually forbid acitizen to park as long as he wants to; we need merely make itincreasingly expensive for him to do so. Not prohibition, butcarefully biased options are what we offer him. A Madison Avenueman might call this persuasion; I prefer the greater candor ofthe word coercion.
Portis, Max Weber and Political Commitment , p. 71.
Question: Many students take a year off between finishing high score and going to university. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
Into: Having a gap year before starting tertiary education is becoming increasing popular. I believe that although there may be problems with this, in the long run it is more beneficial and helps students developing into more rounded characters.