In the book HONEST GRAFT, George Washington Plunkitt says there’s a difference between honest graft and dishonest graft. What is this difference?
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Relying only on material from the Honest Graft monograph, thoroughly answer the following questions: Section 1: In the book HONEST GRAFT, George Washington Plunkitt says there’s a difference between honest graft and dishonest graft. What is this difference? Give specific examples of each. Do you agree with him? Why or why not?
Section 2: What is George Washington Plunkitt’s position on drinking? How does he substantiate his opinion of liquor and politics?
Section 3: What role does Plunkitt see for political party bosses to play within the Democratic Party? Why does he feel that way?
Section 4: Plunkitt and his crowd claimed to be patriotic. Do you think they really were? Why or why not? Explain.
Section 5: Why weren’t reformers able to “clean up” government and politics in the mid-to late-1800’s?
***Include at least three direct quotes from Honest Graft to support your position. Be sure to cite these quotations in parentheses and in all caps. For example, your citation might look like this:
“The fact is that a reformer can’t last in politics.” (RIORDAN, P. 71), or if you use the online version, your citation will look like this: (RIORDAN, Chapter 4), since there are no page numbers on the online version.
PLEASE NOTE: If you do not include the 3 direct quotations from the book, you will lose 10 points from your score.
|Academic Level||College (1-2 years: Freshmen, Sophomore)|
|Paper Type||Term paper|
|Number of Pages||4 Page(s)/1100 words|