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I've often heard the following two points of view: Communism is a failed philosophy, and it has always failed (e.g. USSR, China, Cuba etc...). Therefore it's simply wrong. Communism has never been applied correctly, but that's for historical reasons and not intrinsic to communism. Therefore it's basically misunderstood. Are there examples of societies adopting Communism (or Marxism) and thriving without degenerating in dictatorial Soviet-style societies? As a side note: are there good treaties on the subject which are not partisan but strive to give an objective overview of the matter?

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The left and right wing ideologies seem to change over time. From what I've read so far, the nazi regime was considered a right-wing party at that time by the people who voted it. But currently, right-wing activists reject it based on economical grounds. They claim there was no free market, competition etc. But is this really an argument? Because free market can exist in both leftist and rightist systems. However I think it tends to degenerate in their extremes.

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A scary thought occurred to me. What if Trump leveraged his considerable media exposure to rally Republicans to register as Democrats and vote for him in the 2020 primaries? After all, a sitting president usually runs unopposed in his own primaries so he could sacrifice the votes. If he pulled it off, he would be the top of the ticket for both parties and would be almost assured a second term. Seems dirty, but are there any rules preventing him from doing so?

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On 2/17/2017, while advocating Voter ID Laws for his state, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted claimed: ...in Ohio we have had 112 elections decided by one vote or tied in the last three years, Is this true? If true: Is 112 a large number of ties and near misses relative to other states, and other three year periods? If it's possible to generalize, what sort of elections were these? (i.e. average number of votes cast, electronic voting was/wasn't used, etc.) Is there a dated listing of these 112 Ohioan ties and near misses online somewhere?

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I am confused by tim's great answer to this question on Bernie Sanders's political orientations. To summarize the answer, though Sanders labels himself as a socialist, it seems that social democrat suits him better. Definitions are often blurry in politics, so here are the definitions used in the answer (formulation is mine): Socialism: policy that promotes public ownership of the means of production (either through direct ownership by workers, or through state ownership). With this definition, communism is a particular form of socialism. Social democracy: ideology that advocates mixed economy, where the market is regulated towards social and economical justice.

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I have read through this link Is that really america not safe for Indians. I have put this question on american citizen, urge to give answer. I don't blindly accept whatever media polarizing .

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In recent elections of India State Uttar Pradesh BJP (Mr. Modi party) won 316/403 just because Hon'ble PM campaigned. Is Politics changing? Earlier a well educated family man happened to be Leader of Political Majority. Mr. Modi went for demonetisation of 1000 and 500 currency value. In the turmoil (which is obviously obvious) some citizens lost their children and some lost other family member. There were marriages but not enough cash available. Many patients but no cash. Can it be deduced that India is pulling itself out of caste based voting and religion based vote bank? Mr.

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I don't really know how licensing works for video rental stores, but I expect they must pay some sort of additional royalty (or similar) on top of the price of the physical media itself. However, I expect that the licensing/royalties for streaming and other digital rental services are somewhat different, since multiple customers can watch the same video at once.

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In "Lethal Weapon 2", the Bad Guy (if memory serves, a diplomat from South Africa?) commits a bunch of crimes; then as he's getting away on a yacht, he taunts Mel Gibson and Danny Glover's policemen characters waving a diplomatic passport around saying "Diplomatic Immunity!". At which point, Glover's character promptly shoots him in the head, using a clearly legal response of "... just been revoked".

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This is a serious question, and I'm hoping and thinking the answer is no, but I was hoping to get perspective. I heard from someone online claiming to be a law student that they might be, and I was disturbed at the thought that a court could potentially enforce physical contact. For a specific example, let's say there's a contract that allows one party to spank the other at their discretion. Let's also say that the victim in this contract also receives some monthly stipend (just to take care of the "consideration" rules, maybe $200). Let's also say there's some sort of outrageous, one-sided termination clause--like $100,000 for the victim to terminate the contract.

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