The Outsiders How Can Millennials Change Washington If They Hate It

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Self-preservation is the protection of oneself from harm or death, a basic instinct that humans have. The millennial generation refers to individuals born between 1980 and 2000. Rob Fournier in his essay “The Outsiders: How Can Millennials Change Washington If They Hate It?”,argues that the only way Millennials will engage in Washington is if they change it. David and Jack Cahn in their introductory chapter to When Millennials Rule offers a solution to this issue by asserting that young people will use their votes to radically change Washington and win the war against the Washington elite. Self-preservation is usually perceived as an individual doing whatever they have to get by or provide for themselves. Common issues relating to the millennials is that they are seen as selfish individuals. Cahn and Cahn’s argument extends Fournier’s argument of how millennials will change Washington, offering a solution to make a better economy for themselves and future generations. Collective self-preservation,the idea of behaving in a way that assures someone survival. Thomas Hobbes was an English philosopher that believed self-preservation was the right of nature, meaning that is everyone’s natural instinct. He believed that man had the liberty to use their power to preserve the nature, …show more content…

They extend Fournier’s argument by raising awareness and offering a solution to how Millennials will win against the Washington elite. They illustrate that independent voters can unify around political center. Their purpose is to raise awareness about the potential for millennials to radically change Washington by identifying the common millennial positions on key issues. Cahn and Cahn establish a confident semi-formal illustrated tone for a non-millennial aged audience. Cahn and Cahn want readers to think about how millennials can reshape

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