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Interpret and explain the ideological perspective(s) presented in the following source....

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fergie872 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 7, 2011 at 6:38 AM via web

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Interpret and explain the ideological perspective(s) presented in the following source. Please explain in detail. Thank you very much!

"There would be fewer blunders involving society as a whole if big decisions were left entirely to the few political leaders who are naturally equipped with the insight, ability and charisma to deal with them".

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neondime | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted April 10, 2011 at 8:40 PM (Answer #1)

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Um, no. I'm not going to do your homework for you. But I'll help.

First of all, do you even know what an ideological perspective is? Do you know what an ideology is? How terribly has your public school system failed you? (deep sigh)

An ideology is anything that shapes the way people think. For example, a Christian ideology would include belief in one god, Jesus as savior, Bible as the sacred word of god, etc... A conservative Christian ideology would include belief in stuff like so-called "family values" and whatnot.

So in essence "ideological perspective" and "ideology" are pretty much the same thing. What your teacher is asking you is what ideology (which I'm sure she or he has gone over in class) does the quote belong to?

I'm guessing you've studied democracy, theocracy, dictatorship, maybe socialism, Marxism, random Greek stuff (ie: oligarchy)... Who knows... My best guess is to go over your notes from class and see which ideological perspectives you guys went over and refresh what each of those value and stop when it sounds right.

Again--sorry, I'm not doing your homework for you. Part of me is baffled that this entire site is filled with high schoolers begging for other people to do their homework for them, but then again, I guess it is the internet, after all...

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