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Links and Factoids

By: Sam Vaknin

...ements in eastern Van (the Armenakans, in 1885) and in Russia. Radical nationalist parties were established by Russian-Armenian emigrants in 1887 (... ...sts, it is not futile to continue to look for Atlantis. http://dmoz.org/Science/Social_Sciences/Archaeology/Alternative/Lo st_Civilizations/Atlan... ...tp://wekker.seagull.net/bolivar/biograf_menu.html Bra Mary Phelps Jacob - a rich socialite - received the first patent for a bra in 1914. Her cor... ...isted. Most of the Democrats accepted this solution. This led to a schism in the Democratic party. The "fire eaters" left it and established thei... ...n Shelton Laurel, North Carolina. The Ku Klux Klan was the paramilitary arm of the Democratic party in the South, though never officially endorsed ... ...99 and 1906 Gorky lived in St. Petersburg and participated in the activities of the Social Democratic Party. When it split in 1903, he, indeed, supp... ...1906 Gorky lived in St. Petersburg and participated in the activities of the Social Democratic Party. When it split in 1903, he, indeed, supported t... ...f of the Duc de Richelieu in 1756. The Duc was in the habit of holding nude dinner parties. Having beaten the British at Port Mahon, he instructed ... ...resentation gave voice and presence in the Reichstag to even the smallest political parties. One tenth of the population could force a referendum on...

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The Mystery of Jamieson Stone

By: Jonathan Cross

...uities. He had been born in Colombia. His father was a doctor, and his mother a Bostonian socialite. At the age of seven, his parents, afraid of the ... ...was to be the best hostess in Washington. We hardly saw each other, except when we hosted parties together. We entertained everyone from Head’s of S... ...that’s crap, you were my best partner. But enough, after five years, I know this is not a social call.” “Well, in a way it is,” he said. “What’s ... ... a very active Bishop…a respected person on the political scene in Washington. You attend parties. You hear things. General Radcliff introduced you ... ...d him and asked if he agreed with providing funds to religious groups that worked for the social needs of their community. “We are all God’s childr... ...illed in the assassination attempt.” “So, why was it not on the front pages of your free democratic press,” Kang asked slamming his fist on the tab... ...nvolved in prostitution, and may be incarcerated. We need his help in identifying certain parties.” “Hold on,” he said sighed impatiently. After a m...

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The Marketing of Ideas and Social Issues

By: Seymour Fine

... 2 The Marketing of Ideas and Social Issues Seymour H. Fine With Foreword by Philip K... ... by Praeger Publishers. 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS THE MARKETING OF IDEAS AND SOCIAL ISSUES 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 FOREWORD 6 PREFACE 7 GLOSS... ...TS 3 FOREWORD 6 PREFACE 7 GLOSSARY 9 INTRODUCTION 10 1 THE NATURE OF IDEAS AND SOCIAL ISSUES 12 ORIGINATION, MATURATION AND ADOPTION OF IDEAS: A... ...ND BY WHAT METHODS 93 Market Segmentation 94 PRODUCT STRATEGY 95 Distribution -- Parties to the Process 97 PRICING STRATEGY FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR... ... mandated by government edict. But the marketing process offers a more orderly and democratic alternative toward social change than that which comes... ...ons must be performed explicitly or implicitly, either by the marketer or by other parties to the 20 transaction. If any are omitted or even p... ... implies that product offerings could be anything considered to be of value by the parties to the transaction. What are the actual items that are ma... ...ciety was confronted with the reality of the idea and people soon caught on to its democratic implications. 37 Because politics is a disciplin...

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Ataturkist Manifesto: End Capitalism for Freedom and Peace : The Way Forward in 6 Steps

By: Mehmet Hamit Kurtkaya

... the root cause(s) of a problem. Unfortunately, people are distracted away from the real issues by the Banker/Corporate owned media and the political parties/leaders. The way forward out of this economic depression (terminal failure of capitalism) and the political mess in the West is only possible with a correct diagnosis of the underlying problems as well as applying cor...

...S CAPITALISM TERMINALLY FAILED MEAN? 29 WESTERN POLITICS 33 Shamlections 34 Western Demockracy - Politicks 35 Western Political Scene 37 Western Democratic Fascism 38 Westerners Left Without Ideas or Alternatives 39 WESTERN MEDIA 40 Major News On Western Media 40 Why Should The Corporate/Banker Media Tell The Truth? 41 Lying By Omission 42 Don't Let The Truth De...

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Fixing Global Finance

By: Kavaljit Singh

...ns, contraction in world trade and GDP, and public budget interventions. 3 Social Dimensions of Financial Crisis The global financial crisis has turne... ...s of Financial Crisis The global financial crisis has turned into a global social crisis. It has been estimated that the financial crisis could push 9... ... measures announced by governments lack focus on employment generation and social protection. The developed countries are facing a far worse social cr... ... election campaign in Germany, Franz Muntefering, then Chair of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), described private equity firms as “locusts.” He sub... ...re relatively regulated, OTC contracts are informal agreements between two parties and therefore carry heavy risk. The Risks While financial derivativ... ... This trend is most evident in several African economies such as Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Mali, and Nigeria where profit remitta... ...ross the border with impunity – belongs to this community. From Poverty to Democratic Power Financial stability calls for a grater role of the state a...

...c activity throughout the world. The crisis has highlighted that financial markets are inherently unstable and market failures have huge economic and social costs. The crisis has renewed debate on the role of global finance and how it should be regulated. The aim of this book is to encourage and stimulate a more informed debate on reforming the global finance. It exami...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VI : Our Psychological Motivations

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

................................................................................................................................... 54 POWER THRU SOCIAL... ... 5 Meeting Dr. Chan —―Good morning gentlemen. I want to introduce you to Dr. Chuck Chan. He is a professor of social... ... our doctorates at the same time at your alma mater Commander. Of course I was in psychology and she was in philosophy but we knew each other social... ... on to observe that these self actualized people have a deep feeling of kinship with others, especially other self actualized people. They are democr... ...ions are based on the traditions of our family or our culture. But because it is common, is it right? ―If I say ‗My family has voted Democr... ... Charles Taylor of Liberia or Slobodan Milošević, the former president of Serbia. You see it in parents vying for the most expensive birthday partie... ... ―I cringed when I saw the African dictators, like Mugabe and Taylor, ruining their countries. And the fact that they supposedly came to power democr... ...who procrastinated. We put off studying for tests or writing research papers. Neither were as interesting as talking with friends or going to partie...

...SIC ASSUMPTION 97 THE SOURCE OF POWER IN A SOCIETY 104 FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF A SOCIETY 104 TYPE OF GOVERNMENT108 USING GOD’S LAWS FOR SOCIETY 112 SOCIAL CONCERNS—DO UNTO OTHERS 114 ECONOMIC CONCERNS WHEN ESTABLISHING YOUR IDEAL SOCIETY 115 ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY117 THE WELFARE STATE—CRADLE TO GRAVE BENEFITS 119 RETIREMENT PENSIONS 125 HEALTH CARE128 HEALTH CARE AND AGING ...

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The World Factbook: 1987

By: Central Intelligence Agency

...a, The 87 Gaza Strip (see West Bank and Gaza Strip entry on page 276) German Democratic Republic (East Germany) 88 Germany, Federal Republic of (West ... ... 264 Western Samoa 265 Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) 266 Yemen, People's Democratic Republic of (South Yemen) 267 Yugoslavia 269 Zaire 270 Zambia ... ...l African Republic FRG Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) GDR German Democratic Republic (East Germany) PDRY People's Democratic Republic of Y... ...United Arab Emirates UK United Kingdom US United States USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Soviet Union) YAR Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) ... ..., Prime Minister (since June 1981) Suffrage: universal from age 18 Political parties and leaders: the ruling People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan ... ...% industry and commerce, 38% other (1978) Government Official name: People's Socialist Republic of Albania Type: Communist state Capital: Tirane Admin... ...al elections held every four years; last elections 1 February 1987 Political parties and leaders: Albanian Workers Party only; First Secretary, Ramiz ... ...stricts); 691 communes Legal system: based on French and Is- lamic law, with socialist principles; new constitution adopted by referendum No- vember 1... ...1974; local assemblies, 30 March 1975; legisla- tive, 5 March 1982 Political parties and leaders: National Liberation Front (FLN), Secretary General C...

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Terrorists and Freedom Fighters

By: Sam Vaknin

...ods of operation from the general landscape of mayhem, crime, disintegration of the social fabric, collapse of authority, social anomie, terror and ... ...e tacit blessing of Tsar Boris and the forming National Alliance (later renamed the Democratic Alliance), they did away with the hated man. Follow... ...O had no support left anywhere. In 1934, it was disbanded (together with other parties) by Colonel Kimron Georgiev, the new Prime Minister of ... ...acedonia is today ruled by a party called VMRO-DPMNE. It is one of a few political parties to carry this name and the biggest and weightiest amongs... ...nd a defiant Serbia was bound to boil over. The Black Hand was there to provoke the parties into a final test of strengths and willpower. Dame Rebec... ...in and Germany were engaged in a naval arms race which depleted the coffers and the social cohesion of both. Italy declared war on Turkey in 1911 an... ...ad no coherent national agenda bar the mass slaughter of the Serbs. Thus, it was a social movement of the dispossessed, a cesspool of discontent an... ... parties but did not reinstate parliament. All this time, a Yugoslav opposition of democratic forces included Croat as well as Serb intellectuals a... ...as the only obstacle to a "Great Albania". Within less than a year, in 1990, the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) was able to claim a membership...

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Empire and Wars

By: Sam Vaknin

... III. Islam and Liberalism IV. The New Rome - America, the Reluctant Empire V. The Democratic Ideal and New Colonialism VI. Add Me to the List VI... ...kets, political scams, human rights violations, technological setbacks, and rising social tensions have revealed how rotten and inherently contradi... ...ings. It is, therefore, not the USA's intrinsic nature, nor its self-perception, or social model that I find most reprehensible - but its actions, ... ...stition, prejudice, conspicuous religiosity, intolerance, philistinism, and lack of social solidarity. Its religiosity is overt, aggressive, virulen... ...fies America's (capitalistic) economy and its (liberal, pluralistic, religious and democratic) values as its competitive mainstays and founts of st... ... was, he thought, about "the future model of international order: a multipolar and democratic one, or the US strategic goal of a unipolar world." C... ...ge both Thrace and his own daughter, Theodora, whom Orhan married. Ottoman raiding parties between Gallipoli and Thrace became a common sight. The ... ... is an empty word. Granted, the hallmarks of democracy are there: candidate lists, parties, election propaganda, and voting. But its quiddity is ab... ...tural reservoir of migrant labor. It is ironic that xenophobic and anti-immigration parties hold the balance of power in a continent so dependent on...

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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...ve a right to life. The existence of a right implies obligations or duties of third parties towards the right-holder. One has a right AGAINST other ... ... is). Still, if a contract has been signed - implicitly or explicitly - between the parties, then such a right may crystallize in the contract and c... ...are). Still, if a contract has been signed - implicitly or explicitly - between the parties, then the abrogation of such a right may crystallize in ... ...onstitutes "just killing" is a matter for an ethical calculus in the framework of a social contract. But does A's right not to be killed include the... ...ght to euthanasia, to have one's life terminated at will, is restricted by numerous social, ethical, and legal rules, principles, and considerations... ...but this right is not automatic, nor is it all-encompassing. III. Abortion and the Social Contract The issue of abortion is emotionally loaded and ... ...bility between the order of the world (read: the church doctrine) and meritocratic (democratic) capitalism? Could Thomas Aquinas' "Summa Theologica... ...gislature, the judiciary, and the world of business. This clubbish rendition of the democratic ideals is a travesty and a mockery. People power is t... ... the world ... indeed, it is the only thing that ever has" (Margaret Mead) I. The Democratic Ideal and New Colonialism "Democracy" is not the rule...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...ve a right to life. The existence of a right implies obligations or duties of third parties towards the right-holder. One has a right AGAINST other ... ... is). Still, if a contract has been signed - implicitly or explicitly - between the parties, then such a right may crystallize in the contract and c... ...are). Still, if a contract has been signed - implicitly or explicitly - between the parties, then the abrogation of such a right may crystallize in ... ...onstitutes "just killing" is a matter for an ethical calculus in the framework of a social contract. But does A's right not to be killed include the... ...ght to euthanasia, to have one's life terminated at will, is restricted by numerous social, ethical, and legal rules, principles, and considerations... ...but this right is not automatic, nor is it all-encompassing. III. Abortion and the Social Contract The issue of abortion is emotionally loaded and ... ...bility between the order of the world (read: the church doctrine) and meritocratic (democratic) capitalism? Could Thomas Aquinas' "Summa Theologica... ...gislature, the judiciary, and the world of business. This clubbish rendition of the democratic ideals is a travesty and a mockery. People power is t... ... the world ... indeed, it is the only thing that ever has" (Margaret Mead) I. The Democratic Ideal and New Colonialism "Democracy" is not the rule...

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And Gulliver Returns Book V : My Visit to Singaling

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

......................................................................... 69 SOCIAL CLASS ................................................................. ...ent and loved children on the globe. They have done this through a strong social value system that praises intelligence and rewards education. This ... ...r worst leader, was also a minority president. Guess it just shows that a democratic system is a hit or miss system for choosing a leader. I wonder i... ...ndant problems are a major drag on modern societies and their economic and social systems.” 10 —“No question about that. We discussed som... ...l system men generally get the voting rights long before women do. In the democratic U.S. only 10% of the senators are women. Contrast that with the ... ...improve the status of women in the Middle East. Women are driving forward democratic freedoms as they fight for their individual rights in societies ... ...als. And if they must wear monkey suits to their jobs they dress down for parties. I‟ve noticed in Norway they tend to do the opposite. They often w... ... But they don the coat and tie for evening get-togethers, even for casual parties. “I have a mental picture of a friend of mine who lived at ...

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And Gulliver Returns Book III : A Visit to Kino

By: Bob Oconnor

...G ELDERLY ........................................................ 33 U.S. SOCIAL SECURITY ............................................................. ...China but in the late 90s it had been granted a freedom to experiment with social and political policies and with technology. Its progress has been ... ...ghts‟, that are generally based on individual selfishness rather than the social good, are at least in part responsible for the over two million pri... ...arm that real farming is decreasing. ―The realities of politics in a democratic-republic is that to get the necessary votes for a measure you ... ...entific method that it applied to directing our society. While we have some democratic tendencies, enough to keep the people happy by thinking that t... ...n China to emulate their Western cousins—peroxided California blonds, rave parties, gratuitous uncaring and unprotected sex, and the selfishness tha... ...ring for others, because we are all in this together. This is what allows a democratic society to evolve toward the ‗good.‘ Without this altruistic e... ... The Republicans think they know. The Democrats think they know. The Green parties think they know. The kings think they know. The revolutionaries t...

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Fuzzy and Neutrosophic Analysis of Periyar's Views on Untouchability

By: W. B. Vasantha Kandasamy and Florentin Smarandache

..., THE PROPHET OF THE NEW AGE THE SOCRATES OF SOUTH EAST ASIA FATHER OF THE SOCIAL REFORM MOVEMENT AND ARCH ENEMY OF IGNORANCE, SUPERSTITIONS, ME... ...udras in the field of education as untouchables using FCMs and NCMs 58 2.3 Social inequality faced by Dalits and some of the most backward class... ...ntouchability using fuzzy and neutrosophic analysis 83 2.6 Analysis of the social problem of untouchability using Fuzzy Relational Maps 97 ... ... in life and the caste-based occupation they had to follow hereditarily. In a democratic nation, one must have the right to choose ones profession. ... ...l to get elected and the dummy dalit candidates out up by the major political parties 76 end up holding public office. Also, electoral violence a... ...s that when Dalits live under fear during elections, they are denied even the democratic right to vote for a candidate of their choice. The expert... ... If the ruling party realizes this and keeps in mind that the nation is to be democratically ruled, certainly the concept of political discriminatio... ...radical outlook enabled him to even support the progressive policies of other parties such as the South Indian Liberation Federation (popularly, the... ...eligions because they don’t have untouchability. They support some political parties because it gives equal rights for the Untouchables. The Self-R...

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Narcissistic and Psychopathic Leaders

By: Sam Vaknin

... The Religious Narcissist For the Love of God The Narcissist and Social Institutions Guide to Coping with Narcissists and Psychopath... ... Personality Disorder (NPD), but studies have not demonstrated any ethnic, social, cultural, economic, genetic, or professional predilection to it.... ...uch situations, some patients with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) socially withdraw and feign false modesty and humility to mask their und... ...sm"? Human collectives – states, firms, households, institutions, political parties, cliques, bands – acquire a life and a character all their own. ... ...hopathic personalities to power is most pronounced in countries that lack a democratic tradition (such as China, Russia, or the nations that inhabit... .... Yet, all these polities maintain a theatre of democracy, or a theatre of "democratically-reached consensus" (Putin calls it: "sovereign democracy"... ...empty word. Granted, the hallmarks of democracy are there: candidate lists, parties, election propaganda, a plurality of media, and voting. But its ... ...opaganda, a plurality of media, and voting. But its quiddity is absent. The democratic principles are institutions are being consistently hollowed o... ... Narcissists and Psychopaths Save for later reference! Forward to interested parties and relevant discussion and mailing groups! Click with your mous...

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Capitalistic Musings

By: Sam Vaknin

...d with mass behaviour. Many of its practitioners sought to disguise its nature as a social science by applying complex mathematics where common sens... ...c theory. Government is alternately cast as a saint, seeking to selflessly maximize social welfare - or as the villain, seeking to perpetuate and in... ...n may be entitled to some kind of safety net - but not so its managers. Laws - and social norms - that protect the latter at the expense of the for... ...ct also stipulates the maximum claim within the life of the arrangement. Thus, both parties know what to expect and - a usually well known or antici... ...sprung all over the world and their philosophy permeates the ideology of political parties in many countries, not least the USA. Taxes are punitive... ...ty every time someone compresses an image using the JPEG algorithm. It urges third parties to negotiate with it separate licensing agreements. It b... ...stitutions in doubt, tarnishes the entire political class, and, thus, endangers the democratic system and the rule of law, property rights included.... ... constituency. Though unelected and ignorant of local realities, they confront the democratically chosen and those who voted them into office. A fe... ...ities and finances. Light disinfects. The solution is to force NGOs to become both democratic and accountable. All countries and multinational orga...

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And Gulliver Returns Book I : Touchdown

By: Bob Oconnor

...the impoverished. 9 “There are a couple of problems however. In a democratic world would the people of Connecticut vote for reducing their... ...ing parenting. “And what about health care. Socialized medicine sounded like a good idea. The British National Heal... ...dea. This is especially true in countries that call themselves religious or democratic because either God told us to have a bunch or babies or becau... ...uman lives can be happier and more productive. Ashley Montague, my favorite social thinker, and Sigmund Freud, not one of my 25 favorites, agree ... ...e time the population reached 150 all the good places to live and the major social roles were taken. Shortly after this population mark had been rea... ...hest attainable potentials. And what’s more—Article 4 mandates that ‘States Parties shall undertake all appropriate legislative, administrative, and ... ... He wanted all the power of a Medieval religious king. While he was elected democratically, democracy was not one of his goals for his country. Chet...

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And Gulliver Returns Book IV : A Look at Our Human Values

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

........................................................................ 124 SOCIAL CONCERNS—DO UNTO OTHERS ............................................... ........................................................................ 243 SOCIAL QUESTIONS ............................................................. ...h is wrong in the other‘s eyes. My habits are right, my beliefs regarding socialism or free enterprise, appropriate dress, how to raise children, or... ...Hindu society we believe in the Upanishads and the Gita. If it is a truly democratic country we believe in certain humanistic principles. If it is a... ...o to college is it to gain knowledge and experiences now, like sports and parties, or is it to gain the tools you need for your future occupation or... ... have input from pressure groups, often with great financial sources. Our democratically elected representatives are nearly always beholden to someb... ...that older version of English.‖ --―Let‘s get back on track men. Democratic politicians call for ―moral values‘. But the political course t... ...evasion in a corruption probe that has linked him with lawmakers from both parties ―We can certainly argue that these individuals who proclaim ... ...civil rights violations by China have the right to violence against third parties who were not involved with China? ―It‘s true that China in...

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The Future of the Internet : And How to Stop It

By: Jonathan Zittrain

...ex. ISBN 978-0-300-12487-3 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Internet. 2. Internet—Social aspects. 3. Internet—Security measures. I. Title. TK5105.875.I57Z5... ...ne nor the appliance can be easily repro- grammed by their users or by third parties, and, as later chapters will explain, “generativity” was thus not... ...ajor software efforts of- ten include plug-in architecture that allows fourth parties to write code that builds on the third parties’ code. The box has... ...These decisions paved the way for advances invented and distributed by third parties, advances that were the exceptions to the comparative innovation ... ...al wires, with services above, and then applications, and finally content and social interaction. If AT&T had prevailed in the Carterfone proceeding, i... ..., made first as an engineering matter, can end up with major implications for social interac- tion and regulation. 48 Another example of the trade-offs ... ...t. But not every society operates according to a framework of laws that are democratically promulgated and then enforced by an independent judiciary.... ...f liberty along all three vectors of liberal political morality. They enable democratic discourse to flow among constituents, rather than primarily thr... ...r balance between enforcement and restraint is an age-old question in market-democratic societies, and solutions have always entailed compromise. It w...

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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...tion of the petunia farmer. Pause for a moment and think of what a brilliant social innovation this is— at least potentially. Focus not on the incenti... ...ates a cybernetic and responsive innova- tion marketplace. The allocation of social resources to particular types of in- novation is driven by guesses... ...But we do not condemn the scientist who notes that they are both “mammals”—a socially constructed category—so long as he has a reason for focusing on ... ...bates of the nineteenth century. (Though we might hope it would also be more democratic.) And yet...there is much that is missing from the skepticism ... ...y contrast, a gene sequence, an MP3 file, or an image may be used by multiple parties; my The Second Enclosure Movement 47 ___-1 ___0 ___ 1 37278_u01.q... ...ndivid- ual ID. We must make click-wrap contracts enforceable, even on third parties, even when you cannot read them before clicking—so that you never... ...spondence, attacks on the hypocrisy of the music companies and defenses of a democratic commu- nications structure imperceptibly gave way to discussio... ...stances. The Constitution, after all, is a framework for building a just and democratic society. It is not a suicide pact. 9 Judge Kaplan is right in ... ...ered by intellectual property rights, the ways that material is covered, the parties who hold the rights, and the state of research and development at...

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