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Millett's arguments in his majority opinion and how that opinion smacked of a new kind of First Amendment absolutism. His comments, which I will quote shortly, came on the heels of the following argument made by then-Solicitor General Elena Kagan and then-Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal in their merits brief for the government: "Whether a given category of speech enjoys First Amendment protection depends upon a categorical balancing of the value of the speech against its societal costs." (130) The Chief Justice took strong exception to that expansion of Chaplinsky:
Finding the real source of Ptolemaic theology and the realization that it is not a historical accretion will also undermine pluralists' justification for the indiscriminate use of terms like "absolutism" and "superiority" along with "uniqueness." Although these terms are quite inappropriate, I continue to use them until their inappropriateness has been demonstrated.
The phrase "absolutism of the pure" represents, if you have not guessed already, a relentlessly monotheistic Islam.
Throughout his book, Dee demonstrates the evolution of the paradigm of absolutism and the process of integration.
This debate leads to the definition of the political as the paradoxical oscillation between authoritarian absolutism and anarchic nihilism (170).
Professor Jeton Shasivari explained that the line between absolute power and absolutism is very thin, stressing that all foreign and domestic institutes warn that this absolute power could soon become a threat to democracy.
Laughing Matters: Farce and the Making of Absolutism in France.
The sexual values of absolutism (abstinence until marriage), relativism (sexual decisions made in reference to the nature of the relationship), and hedonism ("if it feels good, do it") were assessed in a convenience sample of 783 undergraduate students at a large southeastern university.
According to the influential model of Norbert Elias, it was the royal state that ultimately clamped down on popular culture in seventeenth-century France as a part of the rise of absolutism. And although Elias never explicitly discussed the kind of bawdy entertainment and political satire performed both on the stage that makes up the raw source material for Sara Beam's Laughing Matters, it is nevertheless true that a number of historians--and Peter Burke and Robert Muchembled were among the earliest--have followed Elias's lead in arguing for a concerted effort by church and state to repress and ultimately efface much of popular culture and behavior over the course of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries.
Beam contends that an investigation of not only the primary texts themselves, but also of archival evidence documenting regulation and censorship of performances reveals important factors in the development of absolutism in France, which she ties to the inception of the modern state.
New York) Inaugurating a spectacular year at the Met, "Threads of Splendor" brought together some forty-five tapestries manufactured in Europe at the height of absolutism. These action-packed, woven cinemascopic stills, which once decorated vast palace walls, were shamelessly propa-gandistic dedications to saints, monarchs (Louis XIV, in particular), and other deified beings.
"Stories of a Recovering Fundamentalist: Understanding and Responding to Christian Absolutism" is a confession of sorts, from an ex-zealot who realized the hard way that one's belief in God can go too far.