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Some historians believe that in terms of historical progression, the democratic ideal is the final stage. They argue that democracy has defeated all other competing ideologies and that there will be no further advances. But these historians have not considered that it is impossible to know for certain that progress had ended when one is still part of that progression.

The argument as a whole is structured to lead to which of thefollowing conclusions?

A. The democratic ideal is not the final stage of historical progression.
B. A new ideology will eventually overtake democracy in the progression of historical movements.
C. The idea that democracy is the final stage in a historical progression is not true.
D. No other ideology will arise to challenge democracy.
E. It is impossible to know whether the democratic ideal is the final stage of a historical progression.
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Some historians believe that in terms of historical progression, the democratic ideal is the final stage. They argue that democracy has defeated all other competing ideologies and that there will be no further advances. But these historians have not considered that it is impossible to know for certain that progress had ended when one is still part of that progression.

The argument as a whole is structured to lead to which of thefollowing conclusions?

A. The democratic ideal is not the final stage of historical progression.
B. A new ideology will eventually overtake democracy in the progression of historical movements.
C. The idea that democracy is the final stage in a historical progression is not true.
D. No other ideology will arise to challenge democracy.
E. It is impossible to know whether the democratic ideal is the final stage of a historical progression.

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Source: McGraw Hill GMAT

Some historians believe that in terms of historical progression, the democratic ideal is the final stage. They argue that democracy has defeated all other competing ideologies and that there will be no further advances. But these historians have not considered that it is impossible to know for certain that progress had ended when one is still part of that progression.

The argument as a whole is structured to lead to which of thefollowing conclusions?

A. The democratic ideal is not the final stage of historical progression.
B. A new ideology will eventually overtake democracy in the progression of historical movements.
C. The idea that democracy is the final stage in a historical progression is not true.
D. No other ideology will arise to challenge democracy.
E. It is impossible to know whether the democratic ideal is the final stage of a historical progression.



Chose the correct answer in less than 2 mins. Here is my thought process

A. Too extreme. premise doesnt warrant this. It just says that you can't know for certain when its the democratic ideal.
B. New ideology is Out of scope.
C. democracy is not final stage. democratic ideal is. (a rephrasing of A)
D. Challenge? seriously? --> Out of scope.
E. This works. you can say democratic ideal is final stage and not know whether that ideal is achieved as there is no clear end and you may move past to a different stage.
(besides all others are clear eliminators).

Please let me know if this helps for you. Welcome any critiques.
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