UOA Arguments Against Democracy Discussion

UOA Arguments Against Democracy Discussion

In no less than two typed double-spaced pages with 1-inch margins and Times New Roman 12 point font pages answer one of the questions listed below.Please avoid long quotes or paraphrases as I am looking not just for your demonstration that you know the material but also (and more importantly) for your own opinion on the subject. Please clearly indicate on your paper which question you are answering.Submit your response to TurnItIn on Blackboard.Papers will be graded on grammar and style, length, the ability to correctly summarize the arguments in the works discussed, and the ability to synthesize a personal argument based on the works discussed. Outside sources other than the materials read for class are not allowed, nor are any collaborative efforts with other students.

  • Describe three of the arguments against democracy discussed in class.What were the basic points of each argument?Do you agree with the premise and conclusion of each argument?Is democracy as dangerous a form of government as Plato assumes it will be?
  • Describe three of the democratic principles/ideals that we discussed in class.Why do the authors we read believe that each of the three you select are essential to a highly-functioning democracy?Can you have a democracy without these ideals?How well are these ideals enacted in contemporary America?
  • Describe the three dangers of democracy discussed in class.How is each one a side-effect of even a highly-functioning democracy?What is the inherent danger of each one?Are there ways that we can prevent or lessen the effect of each one?