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What famous sociologist/political scientist theorized that Protestant cultures are much more prone to thriftiness and accumulation of wealth, while Confucian cultures are much less likely to do so?
John Stuart Mill
Samuel Huntington posited that modern liberal democracy represented the ending point of our quest for the best form of government.
Which famed political theorist's work "Two Treatises of Government" served as a main inspiration for the Declaration of Independence?
Jean Jacques Rousseau
What political theorist famously quipped: "It is best to be both feared and loved; however, if one cannot be both it is better to be feared than loved."
In 2007, two famed academics from the University of Chicago and Harvard (John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt) published an expansion of an earlier article, titled "Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy", in the form of a new book. What is ironic, given their scholastic backgrounds, about these two scholars in particular writing about such a topic?
They are sociologists, not political scientists.
They are both a part of the Israel Lobby.
They were not actually professors before writing this book.
They are both noted realists.
Complete the following phrase famously written about the life of man in nature without society/government: "Life is solitary, poor, ____ , brutish, and short".
What is the name of the model of international relations which suggests that state behavior/foreign policy is unaffected by domestic realities (government type, parties in power, economy, etc.), but rather by the international system?
Billiard ball model
Table Tennis model
Hans Morgenthau and Thucydides are widely considered to be two of the founding fathers of constructivism in international relations.
What word completes the following quote from Karl Marx: "The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways - the point however is to _____ it. "
While not a political theorist per se, Martin Luther's religious ideas had a huge impact on the world as a whole, and government/politics were not immune. What famous list of criticisms against the Catholic church did Luther nail to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany which helped to spark the Reformation?
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