The foreign battles being fought all around the world are invisible to the eyes of many.
The Author of this article is a philanthropist who loves democracy and the spread of globalization in the form of international aid organizations. The Author is concerned with the expansion, transformation and continuation of open democratic societies, in which the sovereignty resides within the people, not through the tyrant as us to be the case.
IRA: 1 "How a twist on an old Idea can protect the world 's most vulnerable populations" (Soros). State sovereignty came into effect after the Treaty of Westphalia 1648, now with a twist on the idea of sovereignty, the people come to power. The author cries for the recognition and importance of open societies, and their ability to accept foreign aid.
I. Question One: What is the main argument?
That the idea of sovereignty has mutated, from the ability of the state to rule itself without interference from other nations, to citizens having the ability to rule themselves, and to choose when it 's in their best interest to relinquish their rights to a higher authority or government. Sovereignty has shifted from the State power to the power of the people. That foreign aid doesn 't affect the sovereignty of a state unless forcefully done so in the name of cries for help from disenfranchised individuals. That we need to spread democracy and help open the doors for third world nation states to accept foreign aid.
II. Question Two: What are the basic facts used by the author in support of the argument?
The fall of the Soviet Union shows how there has been a shift in sovereignty from the state dominating the people, to the people ruling or delegating power to the state. "The European union pressured the Baltic states to guarantee minorities legal rights and protections" (Soros 21). This form of protection / power of the people, exemplifies a drastic change from state held sovereignty to a common
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