Category Archives: Hannah More

Is society being deliberately distracted?

During this course we read and discussed Hannah More’s Village Politics. In this text, More writes about how the common people are not set to have a place in ruling in government. With the vast array of information that the … Continue reading

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Plutonic Oligarchy

A brief summary of a report from Princeton and Northwestern universities that proves America is an Oligarchy is linked here. Noam Chomsky explains how America really functions as a capitalistic democracy that mirrors nothing of true democracy in this article … Continue reading

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Reading questions for Edmund Burke, Hannah More, and James Madison

For Tuesday, we are reading Burke and More. The discussion of Madison will occur on Thursday. However, this post will cover both readings. First, a little bit of background. Hannah More (1745-1833) was a British writer and philanthropist. Throughout much … Continue reading

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Readings for Next Week (Feb. 4 and 6)

For Friday and Monday, we are reading several critics of modern democracy, largely undertaken from an elitist perspective. The first is Hannah More’s “Village Politics.” You can also find an interesting discussion of More’s pamphlet here (this is not assigned, but it … Continue reading

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Readings for Friday, 9/16 and Monday, 9/19

For Friday and Monday, we are reading several critics of modern democracy, largely undertaken from an elitist perspective. The first is Hannah More’s “Village Politics.” You can also find an interesting discussion of More’s pamphlet here (this is not assigned, … Continue reading

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