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Issue 8 Resources

The US should be considered by other nations as a model to follow in promoting political, social, and moral progress.

This issue requires a clear definition of 'progress.'

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Smith, Mike. 2000. “All the Facts,” Facts and Opinion Quarterly 10: 51-68.
This is what the article says, it says lots of things and here is where I give a basic summary of its contents.

Evaluations of Smith, Mike


Resource 1: Rousseau,J.J. "Du Contrat Social." (English Version)Chapter 9-10. Ou Principes du droit Politique. Paris, Aubier. 1958.
Evaluation/comments: A classic work concerning government, society,and political ideology.
(Personally, I don't think this book is quite helpful for writing a paper on this issue. However, since it is a big topic, the work of Rousseau may be useful.)

Resource 2: Wood, Julia.T. "Communication in Our Lives." 2nd edition. Chapter 2-3. Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. 2000.
Evaluation/comments: The central issue of this book is communication. The author spent several sections on discussing the social diversity and differences among cultures. These sections could be helpful to those who chose Issue 8.
CONTRIBUTED BY dawncrescent

1. "Attitudes of Foreign Students"
Norman Kiell
The Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 22, No. 4. (Apr., 1951), pp. 188-194+225.
comment: available on JSTOR

2. "American Morality: Is there a Generation Gap?" [web page]. <"">
This site looks at American morals from the standpoint of fellow citizens.

Evaluations for American Morality

Contributed by Percy

Resource 1: Ellwood, Charles A. 1917. "The Educational Theory of
Social Progress," Scientific Monthly, Vol. 5 No. 5.
Summary: This article is about the thoery of social progress. It argues that education is the primary means of progress in society. This is because we are born with nothing; a new born in a civilized race is no different than one in a more primative one. The differences are developed through education.

Evaluations for Social Progress

Resource 2: Stossel, John. "Is America Number 1?"
This site examines what makes the most successful country in the world. It has a number of links to even more resources.

Evaluations for America Number 1


Evaluations for Info USA
"Info USA." [web page] This site gives an overview of the US government and political system.

Evaluations for US Department of state
"US Department of State." [web page] This site goes into detail and gives different opinions on progresses made in the US socially and politically.

contributed by UncleRico

Resource 1: Frank Ackerman. 2000. "The Political Economy of Inequality," Washington, DC : Island Press.
Comment: This book let you know the groundwork for an integrated understanding of the causes and consequences of inequality in the United States.
Evaluations for The Political Economy of Inequality

Resource 2: Luigi Abete. 1997. "Living in the Global Society," Ashgate Publishing Ltd.
Comment: This book is concerned with the impact of culture on development and social exclusion on society.
Evaluations for Living in the Global Society


Resource 1: Welter, Rush. "The Idea of Progress in America:
An Essay in Ideas and Method. " Journal of the History of Ideas>Vol.16
Comment: An Essay comparing American idea of progress with the European Idea. A historic perspective.

Resource 2: Patterson, Orlando. "The Speech Misheard Round the
World." New York Times, 1/22/2005.
Comment: An article describing how the goal of
promoting democracy might be viewed abroad.

Evaluations of Orlando Patterson

Contributed by psthsp5

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