Category Archives: Morone

The Economy: Who Calls the Shots?

In a blog post from last week, James Morone’s “The Democratic Wish” and his theory that American politics cycles through four stages which ultimately lead to a larger and larger government was used to compare the current presidential race to … Continue reading

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The Freezing of American Democracy

When Things don’t Add Up In James Morone’s ‘The Democratic Wish’, he outlines a cycle for change occurring in American democracy. The cycle starts at a liberal political stalemate, moves to a popular response demanding action, creates new political institutions … Continue reading

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Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty

Reading Morone’s democratic wish brought a sense of familiarity in me, since I have been exploring this idea for a while now. During my interactions with different movements for justice and equality, I always warned that freedom is never secured, … Continue reading

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In Defense of Inefficiency

     The United States government is incredibly inefficient with a massive and corrupt bureaucracy. The gridlock in congress prevents Congress from passing most legislation without either party having the majority. While this is a tragedy in need of drastic change … Continue reading

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Arguments for Big Government

In The Democratic Wish, James Morone argues government should not only be big, but strong as well. Yet, according to Morone, the government has been restrained from being strong by the American people. As he puts it, “The urge to protect … Continue reading

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Morone and His “Democratic Wish”….Hmmmm

Last week, in reading Morone’s The Democratic Wish for class, I was relatively neutral in my response to his work and suggestions.  I mean, after all, most writers in this particular vein, complete their works based on their opinions or … Continue reading

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