Dizin Eklenmedi

Comparing Origins: John Marshall & Vladimir Lenin

Received: 2014-08-17 Accepted: 2014-09-26 Published: 2014-11-10



This paper seeks to show the commonalities of the United States and Russia by comparing two figures that were important during the developmental stages of each country. The two figures, Chief Justice John Marshall and Vladimir Lenin, are strikingly similar. By looking at their personalities and relationships, the way in which they composed arguments, factors affecting their thought processes, and their substantive points, the two constantly-at-ends countries seem closer than ever before. Particularly in regards to their views on the common man, a foundational block for both of their philosophies, the early stages of the modern United States and Russia appear to have arisen from similar sentiments. The purpose of the analogy is of a hopeful nature—perhaps by focusing on commonality, we can bridge the gap that seems to have us talking at each other instead of to each other

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