In a well-developed, thesis driven essay of 800 words (the rough equivalent of 3 typed, double-spaced pages), respond to the following prompt
Consider our reading and discussions on the texts in our “Government” module (Jefferson, Lao-tzu, John Yoo’s “With All Necessary and Appropriate Force”, and Machiavelli). Using at least two of these reading as evidence, DISCUSS AND ANALYZE HOW ONE’S POLITICAL IDEOLOGY IS A PRODUCT OF THE HISTORICAL/CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH ONE LIVES. In other words, how does our culture, our national identity, and current events influence our opinions on government, Its role in the lives of the governed, etc: conversely, another way to think about this assignment is to ask and answer the following question: How can we analyze a system of government to infer its architects’ cultural, social, and/or historical circumstances?
Be sure to use concrete examples from your cited sources and analyze those examples to show how they support/prove your thesis