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Our learning this week is on the political landscape.  We distinguished between Liberal Democracies, Anacrocies, and Totalitarianism.

Here are two articles that appeared in the recent press.  Apply your learning on political regimes to these situations these unfamiliar situations to our Western mindset.  Why are these controls necessary?  To what end?

Additionally, what are your perspectives on the rise and fall of nations as discussed by Paul Kennedy and R. Sharma?

Do not restrict yourself to the sample of current news articles provided here.  Draw from your learning and the broader set of assigned readings.

Paddock, R. C. (2019, Mar 17). Sing a protest song or insult a company? in Indonesia, go to jail. New York Times Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.library.berkeley.org/docview/2191942796?accountid=38129 (Links to an external site.)

Hernández, J.,C. (2019, Mar 17). Why china's censors silenced the 'clickbait queen'. New York Times Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.library.berkeley.org/docview/2191943003?accountid=38129 (Links to an external site.)


Do not go to some website and copy and paste. Use your learning this week to apply your analytical skills in order to further your learning.