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Multiple Strands of Influence

1. Classical Republicanism
2. Lockean Liberalism
3. Christian Theology
4. English Common Law

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Classical Republicanism

a) Looks back to the Roman republic, which was focused on civic virtue. Do great deeds for the purpose of being remembered. Be a great citizen and this procure a type of immortality
b) This influences George W

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Christian Theology

Distinctly Protestant flavor in America

4

English Common Law

The most immediate influence on the Founding is English
- the English institutions and habits such as deliberative bodies

5

Hegel's book

Philosophy of History

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Hegel >> History

Find a teleological structure to history
- History is moving towards an endpoint - freedom

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Types of Freedom

- Only the king is free
Greeks > some are free, citizens
Germanic > with Christianity, all are free

8

Francis Fukuyama's book

The End of History

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Fukuyama >> History

Collapse of USSR proves that democratic capitalism has won and there is no other alternative; 9/11 proved that there are some ideologies that disagree with democracy

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Samuel Huntington's book

The Clash of Civilization

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Huntington >> history

There are 5 different civilizations, and they're all rooted in religious beliefs, and there's a lot of conflict

12

The Whig View of History

Progress is inevitable; the present generation is necessarily the most advanced of any in history; as soon as your kids grow up, you're obsolete

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Feudalsim

A feudal system is characterized by the separation of powers; church, king, nobility