Based on the assigned reading AND lecture on conservatism, what would you say the conservative view on democracy is? (Be sure to explain WHY as well).
Based on the lecture and assigned reading for Week 3, take a clear position on your chosen question. No “fence-sitting.” Provide as much support for your position and claims as possible. This also means explaining how the evidence you present supports your claim. Evidence/support rarely, if ever, “speaks for itself.” Make sure that all references to the assigned reading include page numbers [e.g., (Losurdo, pg. 15).] and all references to the lecture are cited by the week of the lecture and the title of the slide being referenced [e.g., (Lecture, Week 1, “What is Liberalism?”).]. Citations should be placed at the end of the relevant sentence(s), prior to the final punctuation. If you include mentions of current events, news stories, or historical events, please provide proper citations for those as well. Please use in-text/parenthetical citations, not footnotes or endnotes, for all citations.
Remember, you need to include citations for all references to words AND ideas that are not your own, regardless of whether you are quoting directly or not.). Please email me if you have a specific question about the reference/citation requirements. Any post that does not include any properly cited references will not receive credit. Posts that have some properly cited references but are missing other citations where they are necessary, will receive partial credit.
Grammar and spelling do not technically “count,” but excessive errors and/or errors that interfere with my ability to figure out what you are saying will negatively impact your grade. Reading over your post out loud to yourself once before submitting it is a simple and easy way to catch most major mistakes.
There is no specific right or wrong answer, only well-argued and well-supported responses or poorly argued and poorly supported responses. There is no specific word count requirement. Generally speaking, discussion posts should be between 500 and 600 words, but this is only a loose guideline. No credit will be gained or lost by meeting (or failing to meet) this word count guideline. Posts will be evaluated on substance alone (i.e., answering the question given or fully explaining your own take, clear argumentation, support, effort, and creativity).
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