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SOURCE : MGMAT CAT The American Revolution arose partly in [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 10:18
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The American Revolution arose partly in response to British general search warrants, which gave arbitrary and intrusive powers to government officers. Thus, the founders created the Fourth Amendment to protect against unreasonable and warrant-less intrusions of privacy by a powerful and partisan federal government. During the 20th century, countless dictators have used arbitrary and intrusive surveillance to monitor and suppress dissidents. Any democracy that does not enforce equally extensive protections will systematically suppress dissent.

Which of the following, if true, best weakens the argument?
A) The United Kingdom’s parliamentary system does not have such extensive protections but has never systematically suppressed dissent.
B) Many dictators have been very beneficial and constructive leaders for their countries.
C) Many democracies have haphazardly used surveillance to monitor dissidents and suppress dissent during times of war.
D) Some dictators have been supported by the United States.
E) At least some countries in the former Soviet Union now have democratic elections but still suppress dissent.
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Re: CR : Suppress Dissent [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 10:44
Answer: A

Conclusion: democracy must enforce equally extensive protections to systematically suppress dissent.

A) The United Kingdom’s parliamentary system does not have such extensive protections but has never systematically suppressed dissent. [Hold on]

B) Many dictators have been very beneficial and constructive leaders for their countries. [Irrelevant]
C) Many democracies have haphazardly used surveillance to monitor dissidents and suppress dissent during times of war. [Strengthen the argument]
D) Some dictators have been supported by the United States. [Irrelevant]
E) At least some countries in the former Soviet Union now have democratic elections but still suppress dissent. [Irrelevant]
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Re: CR : Suppress Dissent [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 10:48
hmm tough one !

actually i am not able to drill down to any specific choice but still B,D,E are out (as per me)

now muddled between A and C

A : just because UK's parliamentary system does not have such extensive protections but has never systematically suppressed dissent Does not weaken the argument that talks about "democracies"

C Many democracies have used haphazardly surveillance to monitor dissidents and suppress dissent during times of war ; again is not very convincing

but will go with A
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Re: CR : Suppress Dissent [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 11:33
IMO A
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Re: CR : Suppress Dissent [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 11:34
I think this CR is def worth 2 mins.What is the source ?

A for me .
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Re: CR : Suppress Dissent [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 13:20
Here's a good discussion on it:

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/mgm ... t2157.html

Especially the comment by Philosophy man!
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Re: CR : Suppress Dissent [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 13:48
Haha Philosophy man rocks

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Re: CR : Suppress Dissent [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 19:27
hAHA ... Philosophy Man !!! I wonder what was going through his mind
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Re: CR : Suppress Dissent [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 20:28
(A)

Another MGMAT crap !
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Re: CR : Suppress Dissent [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 23:01
Id go for A
Clear case of cause and effect


C E
No Protection------------> Suppress Dissent

Case of A

No Protection--------------> does not Supress Dissent
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Re: CR : Suppress Dissent [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2008, 05:19
Maybe 2 years of studying for the GMATs. :-)

amitdgr wrote:
hAHA ... Philosophy Man !!! I wonder what was going through his mind
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Re: CR : Suppress Dissent [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2008, 05:29
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Maybe 2 years of studying for the GMATs. :-)

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hAHA ... Philosophy Man !!! I wonder what was going through his mind


HaHa :lol: right on !!
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Re: CR : Suppress Dissent [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2008, 05:59
I went for (A) for the same reasons.

BTW, "philosophy man" rocks!!!!!!!!
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