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Death in a slaughterhouse Word Count: 2319 From Ancient Greek playwright, Euripides, ( To die is a debt we must all of us discharge (Fitzhenry 122)) to renowned Nineteenth Century poet, Emily Dickinson, ( Because I could not stop for Death/ He kindly stopped for me -/ The carriage held but just ourselves/ And Immortality (Fitzhenry 126)) the concept of death, reincarnation, rebirth, and mourning have been brooded over time and time again. And with no definite answers to life\'s most puzzling qu
Drug Debate Word Count: 2859 Drugs Debate Junk yields a basic formula of evil virus: *The Algebra of Need*. The face of evil is always the face of total need. A dope fiend is a man in total need of dope. Beyond a certain frequency need knows absolutely no limit or control. In the words of total need: *Wouldn\'t you*? Yes you would. You would lie, cheat, inform on your friends, steal, do *anything* to satisfy total need. Because you would be in a state of total sickness, total possession, and no
Environmental Racism Word Count: 2105 The Non-ethical Practice of Environmental Racism To begin with, a definition of environmental justice is necessary. This may be accomplished quite well by using ôThe Principles of Environmental Justiceö. They contain 17 principles ôdrafted and adoptedö in Washington, D.C. on the 24th through the 27th of October 1991by delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit. 1) Environmental Justice affirms the sacredness of Mother Ea
Euthanisa Word Count: 1661 The applied ethical issue of euthanasia, or mercy killing, concerns whether it is morally permissible for a third party, such as a physician, to end the life of a terminally ill patient who is in intense pain. The euthanasia controversy is part of a larger issue concerning the right to die. Staunch defenders of personal liberty argue that all of us are morally entitled to end our lives when we see fit. Thus, according to these people, suicide is in principle morally p
Facism Word Count: 2218 Fascism is a form of counter-revolutionary politics that first arose in the early part of the twentieth-century in Europe. It was a response to the rapid social upheaval, the devastation of World War I, and the Bolshevik Revolution. Fascism is a philosophy or a system of government the advocates or exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with an ideology of aggressive nationalism. Celebrating
Following The Dream Word Count: 668 I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. (King, Jr.) Following Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech in the United States capital, many laws, including the Civil Rights Act and the Affirmative Action Act, were amended into the constitution. Despite these laws enforcing the equality of race, the US still faces the same dilemma of 1963: ra
Long Dead Word Count: 642 I. Dewey\'s View of Science Science is very near the core of everything that Dewey said regarding society, education, philosophy, and human beings. Typical of his overall approach to science is his statement that Ultimately and philosophically, science is the organ of general social progress. According to Dewey, only the scientific method allows for maximum possible comprehensiveness, is the only one compatible with the democratic way of life, lends itself to public sc
marx marx: As stated before, the key classes in the capitalist mode of production are the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, or capitalists and landless wage laborers. While Marx recognizes that there are other classes, the fundamental class division is between this pairing of the exploiter and the exploited. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright DueNow.com Inc. * [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: marx [Text]: As stated before, the key cl
Multicultural Education in America Word Count: 3665 Multicultural Education in America America has long been called The Melting Pot due to the fact that it is made up of a varied mix of races, cultures, and ethnicities. As more and more immigrants come to America searching for a better life, the population naturally becomes more diverse. This has, in turn, spun a great debate over multiculturalism. Some of the issues under fire are who is benefiting from the education, and how to present the ma
Multicultural Education Multicultural Education: America has long been called The Melting Pot due to the fact that it is made up of a varied mix of races, cultures, and ethnicity\'s. As more and more immigrants come to America searching for a better life, the population naturally becomes more diverse. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright DueNow.com Inc. * [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: Multicultural Education [Text]: America has lon
Personal freedoms Word Count: 2674 No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating the bound
Pornography -- Sex Or Subordination? Word Count: 4391 In the late Seventies, America became shocked and outraged by the rape, mutilation, and murder of over a dozen young, beautiful girls. The man who committed these murders, Ted Bundy, was later apprehended and executed. During his detention in various penitentiaries, he was mentally probed and prodded by psychologist and psychoanalysts hoping to discover the root of his violent actions and sexual frustrations. Many theories arose in attempts
Private school vouchers Word Count: 2591 Private School Vouchers Proposals to use private school vouchers, a marketplace strategy, as a mechanism by which to improve the general quality of public education have produced a lively debate. Frequently, that debate has degenerated into a disagreement about whether public schools are as good as private schools or whether a given private school is better than a certain neighborhood public school. Other issues raised in these discussions include the ap
: Underage Drinking In America: Word Count: 1533 It’s Monday night at about 11:30, but I’m doing something different tonight that I haven’t done on a Monday night in a while; I’m staying sober. Yes, I am underage (19 years and 6 months to be exact) and it won’t be until my Junior year of college before I can take my first legal drink in the United States. But I am not the only one who drinks while under the legal age limit; there is an estimated 63% of underage college students that get drunk on
Workfare Word Count: 1819 : Workfare Society\'s Restraint to Social Reform Of the many chatted words in the social reform vocabulary of Canadians today, the term workfare seems to stimulate much debate and emotion. Along with the notions of self-sufficiency, employability enhancement, and work disincentives, it is the concept of workfare that causes the most tension between it\'s government and business supporters and it\'s anti-poverty and social justice critics. In actuality, workfare is a co
INTEL Knows Best? A Major Marketing Mistake INTEL Knows Best? A Major Marketing Mistake Problem Statement When Thomas Nicely, a mathematician at Lynchburg College in Virginia, first went public with the fact that Intel\'s new Pentium chip was defective Intel admitted to the fact that it had sold millions of defective chips, and had known about the defective chips for over four months. Intel said its reasoning for not going public was that most people would never encounter any problems with the
Improving Cyberspace Improving Cyberspace Improving Cyberspace by Jason Crandall Honors English III Research Paper 26 February 1996 Thesis: Though governments cannot physically regulate the Internet, cyberspace needs regulations to prevent illegal activity, the destruction of morals, and child access to pornography. I. Introduction. II. Illegal activity online costs America millions and hurts our economy. A. It is impossible for our government to physically regulate cyberspace. 1. One governmen
Morality and Ethics and Computers Morality and Ethics and Computers There are many different sides to the discussion on moral and ethical uses of computers. In many situations, the morality of a particular use of a computer is up to the individual to decide. For this reason, absolute laws about ethical computer usage is almost, but not entirely, impossible to define. The introduction of computers into the workplace has introduced many questions as well: Should employers make sure the workplace
Computers: Nonverbal Communications Computers: Nonverbal Communications CHAPTER 1: Rationale and Literature Review Magnafix says, Have you figured out the secret entrance to Kahn Draxen\'s castle? Newtrik sighs deeply. Newtrik says, I think so, but I haven\'t found the stone key yet! Magnafix grins mischievously. Magnafix gives a stone key to Newtrik. Newtrik smiles happily. Newtrik shakes hands with Magnafix. Newtrik says, Thanks! Magnafix grins broadly and says, No problem... Newtrik
Morality and Ethics and Computers Morality and Ethics and Computers There are many different sides to the discussion on moral and ethical uses of computers. In many situations, the morality of a particular use of a computer is up to the individual to decide. For this reason, absolute laws about ethical computer usage is almost, but not entirely, impossible to define. The introduction of computers into the workplace has introduced many questions as well: Should employers make sure the workplace
History of Internet Word Count: 3218 Without a doubt, the Internet is undergoing a major transition as it experiences a tremendous influx of new users. Due to the anarchic, distributed nature of the net, we cannot even begin to enumerate the population of the Internet or its growth. As more of the world\'s population moves on-line, new concerns will arise which did not confront the earlier generations. The new culture will demand different resources, services and technology than the old generat
How Far Will Microsoft Get? Word Count: 1229 How Far Will Microsoft Get? The first question that we must ask is, “How dangerous is Microsoft?” There are two chief groups as the objects of that question – that of Microsoft’s product consumers and that of Microsoft’s competitors. A distinction must be made between the two when answering such a question due to the extreme differences between both. Whether a decision or action made by Microsoft is beneficial or not to one of the two does not mean t
The New Internet Word Count: 3459 Without a doubt, the Internet is undergoing a major transition as it experiences a tremendous influx of new users. Due to the anarchic, distributed nature of the net, we cannot even begin to enumerate the population of the Internet or its growth. As more of the world\'s population moves on-line, new concerns will arise which did not confront the earlier generations. The new culture will demand different resources, services and technology than the old generation
Artificial Intellegence Several versions of materialism seem to be compatible with the possibility that some artifacts, robots, for example, might have minds similar to human beings. In fact some versions of functionalism are committed to this possibility. Discuss whether a sentient robot would be a person. For example, could it be capable of the same independence of thought and action as a human being; would it be wrong to destroy such a robot? The human brain is a complex network that has yet
American Poetry American Poetry Title: Longfellow and Poetry of Romantic Pragmatism Introduction             Romantic poetry is most often characterized by the relations that are made between the human soul and Nature. Nature is frequently a dominant metaphor in romantic poetry, as a source for all the is pure and perfect about the human spirit. Nature is often regarded as innocent: romantics believe that if a person can reflect in Nature, they can come to a better understanding of their own sp
Ancestor worship in China Ancestor Worship in China: The Tradition of Honoring the Departed      The history of ancestor worship in China is an essential part of the development of the country’s traditions.  Indeed, it can be argued that the Chinese government, up through the introduction of Maoism in the 1950s, was partially based on the practices of ancestor worship.  However, the major focus of ancestor worship in China was founded on religious principles, and it is this aspect that shall be
Bartleby: Law and Literature Bartleby: Law and Literature      In order to establish the literary context for the discussion to follow, it is necessary first of all to briefly review Herman Melville’s nineteenth century story, Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street.  In this tale, a former clerk in the Dead Letter office at Washington by the name of Bartleby, is hired as a copyist at a law office in Wall Street.  Much to the confusion and subsequent dismay of his employer, Bartleby refu
Bartleby: Law and Literature Bartleby: Law and Literature      In order to establish the literary context for the discussion to follow, it is necessary first of all to briefly review Herman Melville’s nineteenth century story, Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street.  In this tale, a former clerk in the Dead Letter office at Washington by the name of Bartleby, is hired as a copyist at a law office in Wall Street.  Much to the confusion and subsequent dismay of his employer, Bartleby refu
Carol Tavris Carol Tavris She earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan.  Since she had always had an interest in social science and the humanities (as an undergraduate, she majored in sociology and comparative literature, graduating summa cum laude with honors in both), she took the opportunity to join a new magazine, Psychology Today, when she was still a graduate student.  After obtaining her Ph.D., she returned to the magazine as a senior Editor.  In the process
The Three Great Authors:The Innovations of Woolf, Joyce, and Lawrence The Three Great Authors: The Innovations of Woolf, Joyce, and Lawrence Introduction      Among the most brilliant writers that ever produced works within the area of English literature are Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and D.H. Lawrence.  These three authors are considered the premiere novelists of the early part of the Twentieth Century, where their books demonstrate a series of literary innovations that aided future writers
CONSTANT EVOLUTION CONSTANT EVOLUTION   Introduction      Since the beginning of the nation America has always been known as the melting pot of the world. We open our arms and embrace diversity as well as immigration. Throughout time however there has been one race that has been made to feel that they do not belong at times or that they re not entitled to the same freedoms as others. The African Americans have had a rough time in the US. They were brought here forcibly as slaves and even after
A study of Mussolini A Study of Mussolini Mussolini was the first of three children of the local blacksmith and a schoolteacher in Predappio, Italy. He was born on July 29, 1883. His father, though he claimed to be rather poor, was also a socialist journalist and the son of an officer in the Italian National Guard (www.britannica.com).       The Mussolini family lived in a tiny apartment of only two rooms in a rundown building.  Benito and his siblings (as well as hi mother) often had little to
HOW COULD HABERMAS\'S THEORY BE USEFUL TO FEMINISM HOW COULD HABERMAS\'S THEORY BE USEFUL TO FEMINISM?   Two factors have been primarily responsible for the development of the sociology of women: first, the definition of women’s position in society as a social problem; and second, the reassessment of women as people who are just as important as men.  Changes in society and in particular, the Women’s Liberation Movement have led to the emergence of the sociology of gender as a subject area in it
The Ideal King The Ideal King      The themes of William Shakespeare’s plays, Richard II, Richard III, and Henry V all revolve around the discrepancies between an ideal king and real kings.  An ideal king is somehow able to please everyone all of the time, uphold morality, and still stay in power, while real kings are often compelled by harsh and unforgiving political, social, economic, and religious realities to adopt policies an ideal king would never even contemplate, much less pursue.  Real
The Ideal King The Ideal King      The themes of William Shakespeare’s plays, Richard II, Richard III, and Henry V all revolve around the discrepancies between an ideal king and real kings.  An ideal king is somehow able to please everyone all of the time, uphold morality, and still stay in power, while real kings are often compelled by harsh and unforgiving political, social, economic, and religious realities to adopt policies an ideal king would never even contemplate, much less pursue.  Real
Marxist themes in Slaughterhouse-Five HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, AND MARXIST THEMES IN SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, BY KURT VONNEGUT             Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, Slaughterhouse Five, is a sophisticated novel that mixes surrealism, science fiction, dark comedy, philosophic meditation, and impressionistic imagery. It also contains elements and themes of autobiography, documentary, and fantasy, in not only a historical way, but also from a Marxist point of view.  In fact, an understanding of all of t
Examine the complex relationships between husbands and wives in A DOLLS HOUSE, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, and CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Examine the complex relationships between husbands and wives in A DOLLS HOUSE, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, and CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. How do husbands and wives exert control, power, and authority in each play? With who do you sympathize as a reader/audience member, and why? What social and cultural comments do you think the three playwrights are trying to make by creating the m
Orwell and More on Utopia Orwell and More on Utopia The subject of society and the scenario of a utopia have fascinated people for years and beyond. Its a dream that has been with held regardless of the various attempts made to attain such a state. Literary works have been written on the subject and revolutions have taken place for it. Yet, the concept of utopia as a practical institution remains as elusive as ever. The politics of Utopia are usually a failure as they are based on the economics
RENAISSANCE RENAISSANCE Introduction Renaissance literally rebirth, the period in European civilization immediately following the Middle Ages, conventionally held to have been characterized by a surge of interest in classical learning and values. The Renaissance also witnessed the discovery and exploration of new continents, the substitution of the Copernican for the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, the decline of the feudal system and the growth of commerce, and the invention or application of s
Machiavelli Intro • Core of the Renaissance - new man, with prime concern of glory and fame, replacing religious faith and asceticism with self-realization and the joy of living. • Machiavelli - father of political realism; Laski – “…the entire Renaissance was in the writings of Machiavelli who portrayed the new character of the state by comprehending the intricacies of statecraft in which decisions reflected the political compulsion rather than religious- precepts and what ought to be. Machiave