Politcal science Essay

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politcal science




Irving Kristol claims that the American political system is productive because it
incorporates many different facets of government, such as: democracy, republicanism,
federalism, capitalism, and religion. He also argues that America possesses a
well-balanced medium between strength, character, and resilience.

Daniel Lazare shows that the constitution does not represent the times or the people, and
is counter-productive. He concludes that since the constitution is in such despair,
radical reform is not only wanted but also necessary.

Between Daniel Lazare and Irving Kristol, the two main areas of disagreement are the
productivity of the three branches of government, and the methods that should be used to
alter the constitution. Kristol believes that the three branches of government are
productive because they are made to "consider [the] judgment of the people." On the other
hand, Lazare claims that the three branches are counter productive because each branch has
equal weight. If one branch moves in one direction, another branch can move in the
opposite direction and nothing will be resolved or achieved. The second main disagreement
is revision of the constitution. Kristol says that the 'American tradition' is the best
alternative and we should work within the tradition. The best way to do that, Kristol
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