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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Ask for help! a LR difficulty: 5
« on: August 15, 2005, 08:08:08 AM »

If a community remains free, it must have struggled mightily to become free by their own efforts

Thanks!!

But how does this conditional reasoning come from? 

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Studying for the LSAT / Ask for help! a LR difficulty: 5
« on: August 15, 2005, 07:25:23 AM »
I couldn’t figure out the LR question after looking at it for 2 hours  ??? Millions of thanks for you help!   It is in Superprep  Feb, 2000   Section 4  #24

If an external force intervenes to give members of a community political self-determination, then that political community will almost surely fail to be truly free, since it is during the people’s struggle to become free by their own efforts that the political virtues necessary for maintaining freedom have the best chance of arising.

The reasoning above conforms most closely to which one of the following principles?

A)   Political freedom is a virtue that a community can attain through an external force
B)   Self-determination is not the first political virtue that the members of a community achieve in their struggle to become free
C)   A community cannot remain free without first having developed certain political virtue
D)   Political self determination is required if a community is to remain truly free
E)   Real freedom should not be imposed on a community by external forces









Answer: C
Premise  :  it is during the people’s struggle to become free by their own efforts that the political virtues necessary for maintaining freedom have the best chance of arising.

Does this mean,    if political virtues have the best chance of arising, then people should struggle to become free by their own efforts ?
Also  “political virtues necessary for maintaining freedom” ===  maintain freedom political virtues  ?

If this is the case, then by external force, political virtues don’t have the best chance of arising. Then freedom can’t maintain, which is the conclusion. 

Is the analysis right? According to the analysis, there is no gap in the stimulus. The answer C is just a repeat of ““political virtues necessary for maintaining freedom”?


For this type of question, how to solve it? LRB says it is strengthen-principle type. But the answer choice is just a repeat of part of the premise.  ???





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