Bush and Political Theory
Examines the election of George W. Bush as American President within the context of ideas by political theorists such as Karl Marx.
# 27679 | 1,395 words | 3 sources | APA | 2002 |
Published on Jun 16, 2003 in History (U.S. Presidency) , Political Science (Election and Campaigns) , Political Science (Political Theory) , Political Science (U.S.) , Sociology (Theory) , Political Science (Marx / Engels)
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The paper shows that to follow the news since the election of George W. Bush as President of the United States is to find ample source material for a re-examination of the ideas of Karl Marx, Max Weber and Joseph A. Schumpeter. The author of this paper finds that modern America embodies, as no other socio-economic entity, the conflicting struggle of economic and political factions for their competing visions of capitalism, democracy and the concepts of economic democracy that lie at the basis of most socialistic schemes. The paper examines texts such as Karl Marx's "The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte", Weber's "The Puritan Ethic and The Spirit of Capitalism" and Schumpeter's "Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy".
From the Paper:"Just as Marx's The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte analyzes the Revolution of 1848 in France with a penetrating dissection of the class interests of the various factions, it is possible to describe the rise of the oil cartel to the summit of national political power in the American election of 2000. The reaction of the Democrats, Ralph Nader's Greens, and the intellectual and corporate media to the pro-corporate, anti-environmental, anti-democratic tendencies of the Bush administration provide a parallel to the facts upon which Marx's historical analysis were based."
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