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Policy Adviser: Freedom of speech is not only a basic human right; it is also the only rational policy for this government to adopt. When ideas are openly aired, good idea flourish, silly proposals are easily recognized as such, and dangerous ideas can be responded to by rational argument. Nothing is ever gained by forcing citizens to disseminate their thoughts in secret.

20. The policy adviser’s method of persuasion, in recommending a policy of free speech to the government, is best described by which one of the following?

(A) a circular justification of the idea of free speech as an idea that flourishes when free speech is allowed
(B) advocating respect for basic rights of citizens for its own sake
(C) a coupling of moral ideals with self-interest
(D) a warning about the difficulty of suppressing the truth
(E) a description of an ideal situation that cannot realistically be achieved

21. Which one of the following, if true, world most strengthen the argument?

(A) Most citizens would tolerate some limits on freedom of speech.
(B) With or without a policy of freedom of speech, governments respond to dangerous ideas irrationally.
(C) Freedom of religion and freedom of assembly are also basic human rights that governments must recognize.
(D) Governments are less likely to be overthrown if they openly adopt a policy allowing freedom of speech.
(E) Great ideas have flourished in societies that repress free speech as often as in those that permit it.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2005, 23:08
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 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2005, 23:28
C) and D)...will explain if correct
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 [#permalink] New post 18 May 2005, 00:35
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Answer [#permalink] New post 24 May 2005, 06:57
The OA's are C and D.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 May 2005, 07:54
Chris...can u explain your answer choices. I am not able to make a connection with the answer choices.

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 [#permalink] New post 24 May 2005, 08:26
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Chris...can u explain your answer choices. I am not able to make a connection with the answer choices.

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i chose C) because all the ideas that the policy adviser mentions have a benefit for the government. so he doesnt mention these ideas only because of their moral aspects but because of a postive effect for him and his employer, respectively the goverment. i did not chose A) because it only talks about free speech. the question asks for an answer that best describes the method of the adviser. its like a RC-qeustion. what is the main topic of the passage (argument). C) gives a general view of the method of the adviser. A) describes only one aspect.

i assume that D) is clear.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 May 2005, 08:41
would you elaborate "self interest" in C? I don't see any self interest in the stem...

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would you elaborate "self interest" in C? I don't see any self interest in the stem...

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freedom of speech => ppl are balanced and ppl feel significant because it seems that they live in a democracy => ppl dont see the need to fight for their right => ppl dont rebel => government likes ppl who adopt the policy => ppl support the government and its policy => government and ppl are happy :evil:
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 [#permalink] New post 26 May 2005, 10:02
christoph, i have a question.

In the second question, is b an assumption? :roll:

Could you please elaborate on d as well.Im a little lost here.

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 [#permalink] New post 26 May 2005, 10:07
christoph wrote:
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would you elaborate "self interest" in C? I don't see any self interest in the stem...

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freedom of speech => ppl are balanced and ppl feel significant because it seems that they live in a democracy => ppl dont see the need to fight for their right => ppl dont rebel => government likes ppl who adopt the policy => ppl support the government and its policy => government and ppl are happy :evil:


thanks, both government and ppl are happy :-D :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 26 May 2005, 10:21
Thanks Chris. I appreciate it.

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 [#permalink] New post 26 May 2005, 13:50
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christoph, i have a question.

In the second question, is b an assumption? :roll:

Could you please elaborate on d as well.Im a little lost here.

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no. B) in the second question is not an assumption of the adviser. he says"in freedom of speech...dangerous ideas can be responded to by rational argument.". B) says that with or without freedom of speech the gov. reacts irrationally. thats contary to B). so the adviser cannot assume that.

D) says that the government is less likely to be overtrown when it promotes freedom of speech. thats it. the citizens are happy. they feel confirmed in their basic rights and so they dont rebel against the gov..that is what the adviser wants. happy ppl ! so this strengthens the reasoning of the adviser and his intention.
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