Democracy Verses The Red Machine Essay

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Democracy Verses The Red Machine

In past and even in recent history, world politics has taken many faces ranging from the
absolute monarchies of PhillipII to the dictatorships of Sadam Hussein. Some political
institutions have even stood out and have taken center stage in political theses. Two
successful institutions that follow this criteria include democracy, backed by de
Tocqueville's Democracy in America and communism, as written in Marx's Communist
Manifesto. While both these aspects of politics have enjoyed ample success, there is no
possible way both these worlds can coexist and function because democracy has
exceptionally achieved far more prestige and withstood the ravage of time in terms of
American democracy. Communism could have been the answer to governing a nation but due to
the vice of power-hungry leaders, democracy surpasses this institution with evidence from
history, revealing why these political powers machines cannot remain mutually exclusive.


Communism can be regarded as a social system in which property is owned by the community
and each member works for the common benefit. Such an ideal where the community as a whole
works for equal benefit may seem to paint the perfect picture at first but this theory
becomes tainted. The Communist Manifesto proclaims, "Communism deprives no man of the
power to appropriate the products of society; all that it does is to deprive him of the
power to subjugate the labor of others by means of such appropriations" (Marx 12). What
communism lacks, due to ignorance by its perfect picture, is the aspect of proper
management to further a country's prestige. And what happens when you have management via
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