This theory is not as totally outlandish as it may initially seem. Of course when first hearing it, one could wonder why would the man so close to the president and in a seat of such power have the president killed. Well, although the vice president is supposed to protect the president, LBJ definitely had his reasons for wanting JFK assassinated. Firstly, with Robert Kennedy as the Attorney General, LBJ who had been in politics for a long time did not want some young lawyer who was new to the position and didn’t quite know how to do the job yet. Also, there may have been a great fear of a Kennedy dynasty.
He also shows that the people cannot know what is good for them in the long run and will only chose politicians and laws that seem a good idea at the time, without considering the consequences. Plato also illustrates this flaw in politicians and the people in simile of the powerful beast. He describes the
Was the League of Nations a failure? The League of Nations is thought to be a failure by many, because of hard irony and limitation on military might. The League accomplished very little in stopping wars and conflicts while having very little power. Often they just shook fists at ruthless, evil dictators such as Germany’s Adolf Hitler and his conquests, without intervening. Another Major flaw was that “the country, whose president, Woodrow Wilson, had dreamt up the idea of the League - America -, refused to join it.” The league’s most powerful militaries Britain and France not only suffered casualties, but also economically as they were greatly in debt to the United States.
The founders of the Constitution were afraid to allow ordinary citizens to directly vote for the President. The founders feared that normal citizens would not be well informed enough to choose the right candidate (Weingast, 2007). Ideas were then shared among the founders at the convention on how to elect the President. These ideas included allowing Congress, Governors, or even state legislators choose the President (“Electoral College”, n.d.). These ideas were rejected as the framers of the constitution thought this would cause corruption and disrupt the balance of power between the branches of the federal government (Webster, 2016).
John F. Kennedy Before 1953, the United States showed no interest in the small British colony, the British Guiana. The poor and isolated country had minimal trade with the United States, but the country’s 1953 presidential elections caught Eisenhower’s attention. The poor country held elections, in which Cheddi Jagan and his Peoples Progress Party (PPP) won. Both the British and the United States saw Jagan as a possible communist. The United States put pressure on the British to avoid creating a communist country.
Firstly Trotsky was Jewish , which made him unpopular and many thought he would have a negative impact on Russia if he was in charge due to his arrogance and also untrustworthiness as he’d only joined the party in 1917. These factors made it easy for Stalin to manipulate people to have Trotsky removed from the party by comparing him to a military dictator like Napoleon. The other contender for power apart from Trotsky was Bukharin, although he lacked Trotsky’s arrogance. He was the youngest of the contenders and many of the older members of the party believed him to be too young and naïve to rule the country. Bukharin was
Thesis Statement: President Barack Obama is not the best choice for President of the United States due to the fact he is pro war, he does not put the American people’s needs first, and he is a liar. The president of the United States, What comes to your mind when you picture the person that is running our country? I picture an honest, person, with honor and integrity, compassion and a firm hand in giving the American People the best he can. The President should be doing things to better American people and America itself for that matter. I do believe that the current President, Barack H. Obama, is not the best choice for the American people.
On the other hand, the left might have wanted more control at the centre and more equality throughout France, but not the rural based leveling of Babeuf. In other words, there seemed to be no grey area, and no scope of reaching a compromise between any interest group to make the constitution work. Furthermore, the Electorate had a part to play as well due to its mounting cautiousness regarding the regime of the Directory. The electorate was ignored, despite the holding of annual elections. Them being left unheard and ignored contributed to the failure of the Directory because they did not recognise and acknowledge the voice of an important Republican body, the electorate.
We see this now when a politician will amend his opponent, even though he has devastated him just previously, this is ethos. “Who is here so vile that will not love his country?” he asks. Who would say no? When our politicians began passing legislation after 9/11, a repeated strategy was to say that anyone who questioned the legislation was not patriotic, which is very similar to Brutus’s tactics, this is logos. This is how and why I believe Brutus delivered the more effective speech.
It would also not have been popular amongst the American people as the majority did not despise communism so much that war was a possibility and so the idea did not have the peoples backing. Another factor which meant that the cold war was not inevitable by 1945 was the fact that the current leaders Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill were holding peaceful negotiations including the naughty document a document that was drawn up in Greece between Stalin and Churchill before the end of the war to divide of the land they had won. This suggests that at this time cold war was completely avoidable. Not only were the countries willing to be peaceful but they even began negotiating the terms of their victory and were able to agree on the division of Europe temporarily. Though they began they agreed upon the divisions they had made after 1945 this became a large cause of tension the most famous being the berlin wall which was an attempt by the communists to starve supplies from western berlin.