The following post has two assignments namely;
1.Genocide & Eliminationsim
After discussing genocide and eliminationism over the past few weeks as well as seeing the rise of leaders like Stalin and Castro, what can the “people” do to prevent the rise of dictators or acts of genocide?
A. Daniel Goldhagen states in the film, Worse than War that genocide is not inevitable because it is always based on choices. List 3 types of choices that have to be made, and who makes them, and how do they lead to genocide? How can these choices be prevented or changed?
B. What are the signs that either leader has totalitarian tendencies and how can the people of a country prevent or end a totalitarian reign? List at least 3 tendencies and try to come up with at least one that seems present before the dictatorship is actually in power. What are the things that you would look at in a leader that would make you nervous that they might become a totalitarian?
Write a 1000 word response to the following question.
Sometimes when deciding cases before it, the U.S. Supreme Court uses what is widely known as the "reasonable man" or the "reasonable police officer" as the test for its decision. In other words, they try and put themselves into the situation, and based on what they perceive the "reasonable officer" would do, they decide the case. Do you think this makes sense? Why or why not? Note your reason in terms of deontology, teleology, and utilitarianism.