Socrates and the Origins of Political Philosophy.

              The origins of political philosophy begins with a man named Socrates of Athens. He was a man like no other in his time, according to the many accounts we have about him. In Socrates’s time there was no field of inquiry know as philosophy, as we have today. The intellectuals of his time … Continue reading Socrates and the Origins of Political Philosophy.

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How Modern America Can Benefit from a Return to Carter’s Morality Based Approach to Foreign Policy.

Introduction           America started down a path of complete moral decay toward the end of the 1940s, from which we have not recovered from since. There was only one truly honest and concerted effort to stop this path of moral dissipation, and that was by President Jimmy Carter. This moral decay takes the form of … Continue reading How Modern America Can Benefit from a Return to Carter’s Morality Based Approach to Foreign Policy.

Should campaign finance laws and regulations be made more stringent?

In the proceedings of the Democratic primary in 2015, when discussing the issue of income inequality, candidate Bernie Sanders called America an “oligarchy”, because of the undue influence that a small group of wealthy donors have over electoral and policy outcomes in our country. In a proper republic, the representatives chosen by the people are … Continue reading Should campaign finance laws and regulations be made more stringent?

Should prescription drug prices be controlled?

The price of prescription drugs continues to skyrocket in America. Pharmaceutical companies are not legally required to disclose why they are raising the prices of these drugs. Politicians like Bernie Sanders have accused these companies of “price gauging” the American consumer to the tune of billions of dollars. According to Leslie Allen, the price of … Continue reading Should prescription drug prices be controlled?

Socrates vs. Machiavelli, Redefining the Cosmos, Human Nature, and the Purpose of Politics.

In the history of political philosophy, a momentous shift in thought occurred during the middle ages when a man named Niccolò Machiavelli argued that the Greek and Christian notions about the universe, human nature, and the purpose of politics were completely wrong and dangerous for people in positions of power to hold. The conflict between … Continue reading Socrates vs. Machiavelli, Redefining the Cosmos, Human Nature, and the Purpose of Politics.