GOVT 220 Discussion Forum 1

Liberty GOVT 220 Discussion Forum 1 Answers

Topic: Applying the Concepts of Conservatism and Liberalism

Thread: First, visit the website for National Review Online. This is a leading conservative magazine and articles are written from various points on the conservative spectrum. Occasionally, it may disagree with a point on the lecture outline of liberal and conservative views. Select an article to review. If there are no suitable articles at the National Review Magazine website, you may select an article from Real Clear Politics. Alternatively, you may look at copies of the magazine at a bookstore or college library and choose an article that way. Select an article that is at least 800 words.

Second, review the concepts in the lecture on conservatism and liberalism. You must refer to the presentations to receive full credit.

Third, identify the key themes of the article. Compare these with what you have learned about conservatism and liberalism. What conservative ideas do you find expressed in the article? Why do you call them conservative? Are any liberal points present in the article? If so, what are they? Why do you call them liberal?

Your thread must consist of 2 paragraphs. In the first paragraph, you must summarize the content of the article and identify the thesis of the author. In the second paragraph, you must give the analysis, explaining why the article should be considered conservative or liberal based on the presentations.

Remember: Do not simply summarize the article. Instead, analyze its main ideas. Demonstrate that you can apply the conceptual material provided in the presentation outline and your textbook to actual writings you might encounter outside of this course.

Your thread must offer several points of analysis and demonstrate that you have reviewed the presentation by making references to the points from the presentation. Select an article that is long enough to give you sufficient points upon which to write. Include the author and title of the article you choose and cite the source.

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