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- a realist one, based in America’s exceptional power;
- a cultural one, related to an American sense of Providential destiny;
- an institutional one, based in America’s specific institutional organization; and finally
- a political one, related to the supposedly distinctive conservatism and individualism of American political culture.
Monday, September 20, 2010
- Life (health, nutrition, having children, nature, staying alive);
- Growth (economic success, material well-being, gainful employment);
- Society (social relations, nation, community, workplace, family, friends);
- Stability (routine, safety, rule of law, predictability);
- Joy (entertainment, sports, fun, beauty, amusement, learning);
- Belief (religion, spirituality, higher power);
- Individuality (privacy, recognition, ownership, voice, dignity); and
- Fairness (rights, equality, sharing).
Sunday, September 19, 2010
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010
- Principle of Equal Liberty: Each person has an equal right to the most extensive liberties compatible with similar liberties for all. (Egalitarian.)
- Difference Principle: Social and economic inequalities should be arranged so that they are both (a) to the greatest benefit of the least advantaged persons, and (b) attached to offices and positions open to all under conditions of equality of opportunity.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
The early Native Americans were broken into thirteen communities on Long Island. They all spoke a very similar language and were known as a peaceful people. Never very large in number, their total population was probably never more than 6,500. These various communities seemed to get along pretty well with one another.
- Canarsies (meaning "at the fenced place") who lived from what is now Brooklyn and Jamaica.
- Rockaways ("sandy land") - Rockaway Beach to Long Island Sound.
- Matinecocks ("at the hilly land") - Flushing, Glen Cove, Cold Spring Harbor and Huntington.
- Massapequas ("great waterland") - Seaford to Islip. They also occupied Bethpage.
- Merricks ("plains country") - Merrick.
- Nissaquoges ("clay country") - Nissaquoge to Stony Brook.
- Secatogs ("black or colored land") - Eastport to Bridgehampton.
- Setaukets ("land at the mouth of the river") - Stony Bronk to Wading River.
- Unkechaugs ("land beyond the hill") - Patchogue to Westhampton.
- Corchaugs ("principal place") from Wading River to Orient Point.
- Manhassets ("island sheltered by islands") - Shelter Island, Ram Island and Hog Island.
- Shinnecocks ("at level land") - Westhampton to Easthampton.
- Montauks ("fortified place") - Easthampton to Montauk Point. Their chief was the grand chief of all the Algonquin's.
- Justice in relationships
- Mutuality, equality and interdependence
- Unity in diversity
- Generosity of spirit