All of these questions need to be answered!!!!!
Democracy has been defined as “a form of government based on the notion that ordinary people are capable of ruling themselves….” Consider the ideas of Pericles, Protagoras*, Plato and Machiavelli about the strengths and weaknesses of democracy. Which of their ideas do you think are valid? What lessons could we apply to contemporary American democracy?
Write an essay of a maximum of 1,500 words, in which you make a persuasive argument in response to one of the controversies posed below. Your essay should be primarily based on the actual texts we have read for the course and secondarily on the lectures and our discussions. Do not use outside materials!
Do not use PDFs.
The only sources that can be used:
TEXTS: Princeton Readings in Political Thought*, 2nd ed., eds. Cohen & Fermon; The Republic, Plato (ed. Ferrari); The Prince, Machiavelli (ed. Skinner & Price); The Communist Manifesto, Marx & Engels (ed. Isaac); and Scott, Two Cheers for Anarchism.
just make sure you use the sources listed below and nothing from the out side like the internet. Thank you let me know if you have any questions.
*Available as eBook.