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Three Famous Writings
Three Famous Writings
Three Famous Writings Word Count: 745 Three of the most famous writings from ancient civilizations are the writings of Confucius, Hammurabi\'s code of laws, and Egypt\'s Book of the Dead. At first, they seem very different, they\'re from different times, regions, and religions, but they all offer a peek into what values ancient people considered important. One of the values that all three civilizations is justice and fairness. I feel that this is best viewed in Hammurabi\'s laws. All of the pen
TQM:  A major element in world market competi
TQM:  A major element in world market competi
TQM TQM: A major element in world market competition is quality. During the 1970’s and 1980’s, the Japanese and their U.S. companies demonstrated that high quality is achievable at lower costs and greater customer satisfaction. It was the result of using the management principles of total quality management (TQM). -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * © Copyright DueNow.com Inc. * [Category]: history [Paper Title]: TQM [Text]: Total Quality Management A m
Victorian England
Victorian England
Victorian England Word Count: 1023 The Victorian era, from the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837 until her death in 1901, was an era of several unsettling social developments that forced writers more than ever before to take positions on the immediate issues animating the rest of society. Thus, although romantic forms of expression in poetry and prose continued to dominate English literature throughout much of the century, the attention of many writers was directed, sometimes passionately, t
Women Of Ancient Greece
Women Of Ancient Greece
Women Of Ancient Greece Word Count: 3133 The Women of Greece: A Transition from Ancient Power to Classical Subservience For the most part, women in today’s society hold a position equal to that of a man; however, this has not always been the case. Women’s conquest for political and social freedom is a battle that has gone on for centuries. Perhaps the breaking point in women’s liberation was the Women’s Movement of the 1900’s, which encouraged women all over America to join in the fight for the
WWI Steps Towards the Russian Revolution
WWI Steps Towards the Russian Revolution
WWI Steps Towards the Russian Revolution Word Count: 1843 Russia, History, WWI Steps Towards the Russian Revolution The quotation, ‘I shall maintain the principle of autocracy just as firmly and unflinchingly as it was preserved by my unforgettable dead father.\' (Nicholas II) In spite of the Czar\'s decrees and declarations, Russia, by the beginning of the 20th century, was overripe for revolution, is supported by political and socioeconomic conditions late monarchial Russia. Nicholas II was t
Capital Punishment: For and Against
Capital Punishment: For and Against
Capital Punishment: For and Against Capital Punishment: For and Against Thesis One: In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Thesis two: Concretely and in practice, compelling arguments against capital punishment can be made on the basis of its actual administration in our society. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of a moral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is base
Capital Punishment: Against
Capital Punishment: Against
Capital Punishment: Against Capital Punishment: Against The use of capital punishment has been a permanent fixture in society since the earliest civilizations and continues to be used as a form of punishment in countries today. It has been used for various crimes ranging from the desertion of soldiers during wartime to the more heinous crimes of serial killers. However, the mere fact that this brutal form of punishment and revenge has been the policy of many nations in the past does not subsequ
Law Does Not Drive Us, Reason Does
Law Does Not Drive Us, Reason Does
Law Does Not Drive Us, Reason Does Law Does Not Drive Us, Reason Does English 111 February 21, 1997 Is an individual ever morally justified in breaking a man made law? I firmly believe the answer to this question is yes. If the question was stated as, is an individual ever legally justified in breaking a man made law I would have to say no. There are several reasons that have made me believe that it is morally justifiable in breaking the law; however the most convincing comes from Dr. Martin Lu
The Right to Privacy by Robert Bork.
The Right to Privacy by Robert Bork.
The Right to Privacy by Robert Bork. The Right to Privacy by Robert Bork. Robert Bork\'s The Right of Privacy examined the landmark case Griswald v. Conneticut. Bork\'s originalist view proclaimed that Justice Douglas erroneously interpreted the right of privacy from the Constitution. The originalist view is that judges must strictly adhere to the language of the Constitution, thus people do not have a general right to privacy because it was never actually written into the Constitution. This
The world today seems to be going crazy: The Una
The world today seems to be going crazy: The Una
The world today seems to be going crazy: The Unabomber\'s Manifesto The world today seems to be going crazy: The Unabomber\'s Manifesto It was May 25th 1978, Terry Marker was on his usual patrol on campus at the University of Illinois. This earmark package, addressed to an engineering professor at Rensselaer from a material science professor at Northwestern, was found in a parking lot. What seemed like an insignificant misplaced parcel was about to start a reign of terror and the longest ma
Thesis One: In principle a case can be made on mor
Thesis One: In principle a case can be made on mor
Thesis One: In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Thesis two: Concretely and in practice, compelling arguments against capital punishment can be made on the basis of its actual administration in our society. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of a moral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is based on love and the nature of an ideal spiritual community. This leads to
The use of capital punishment has been a permanent
The use of capital punishment has been a permanent
The use of capital punishment has been a permanent fixture in society since the earliest civilizations and continues to be used as a form of punishment in countries today. It has been used for various crimes ranging from the desertion of soldiers during wartime to the more heinous crimes of serial killers. However, the mere fact that this brutal form of punishment and revenge has been the policy of many nations in the past does not subsequently warrant its implementation in today\'s society. Th
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment Thesis : In principle a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice and the nature of a moral community. This leads to a defense of capital punishment. The second is based on love and the nature of an ideal spiritual community. This leads to a rejection of capital punishment. JUSTICE AND THE NATURE OF MORAL COMMUNITY A central principal of a just society is that every person has an
Law does not Drive us, reason does
Law does not Drive us, reason does
Law does not Drive us, reason does English 111 February 21, 1997 Is an individual ever morally justified in breaking a man made law? I firmly believe the answer to this question is yes. If the question was stated as, is an individual ever legally justified in breaking a man made law I would have to say no. There are several reasons that have made me believe that it is morally justifiable in breaking the law; however the most convincing comes from Dr. Martin Luther King in his letter from a Birm
Robert Bork's The Right of Privacy examined the la
Robert Bork's The Right of Privacy examined the la
Robert Bork\'s The Right of Privacy examined the landmark case Griswald v. Conneticut. Bork\'s originalist view proclaimed that Justice Douglas erroneously interpreted the right of privacy from the Constitution. The originalist view is that judges must strictly adhere to the language of the Constitution, thus people do not have a general right to privacy because it was never actually written into the Constitution. This view severely restricts judges in dealing with new issues that our forefat
The world today seems to be going crazy.
The world today seems to be going crazy.
The world today seems to be going crazy. The Unabomber\'s Manifesto It was May 25th 1978, Terry Marker was on his usual patrol on campus at the University of Illinois. This earmark package, addressed to an engineering professor at Rensselaer from a material science professor at Northwestern, was found in a parking lot. What seemed like an insignificant misplaced parcel was about to start a reign of terror and the longest manhunt in U.S. history. Officer Marker retrieved the package and began
Boxing: Down for the Count
Boxing: Down for the Count
Boxing: Down for the Count Boxing: Down for the Count The tenth edition of Merriam-Webster\'s Collegiate Dictionary defines boxing as the art of attack and defense with the fists practiced as a sport. I could be mistaken, but there is a certain emphasis placed on the idea that boxing is practiced as a sport. It is rather ambiguous. Is boxing a sport to begin with? Is boxing something else that is just practiced as a sport? Is it, can it, or should it be practiced as something else rather than
Physical Education In Secondary Schools
Physical Education In Secondary Schools
Physical Education In Secondary Schools Physical Education In Secondary Schools My philosophy of physical education in the secondary setting deals with students becoming physically fit. Also that students learn how to communicate with others, especially in a team setting. My philosophy also holds in it different teaching methods. Methods that physical education teachers can use to get the most out of their students. With this philosophy of physical education I plan to use it toward becoming a g
Animal Rights Protests: Is Radical Chic Still In S
Animal Rights Protests: Is Radical Chic Still In S
Animal Rights Protests: Is Radical Chic Still In Style? Word Count: 2192 Over the past fifteen years a powerfully charged drama has unfolded in New York\'s Broadway venues and spread to the opera houses and ballet productions of major cities across the country. Its characters include angry college students, aging rock stars, flamboyant B-movie queens, society matrons, and sophisticated fashion designers. You can\'t buy tickets for this production, but you might catch a glimpse of it while drivi
Bambara
Bambara
Bambara Word Count: 527 I am a part of the Bambara people. In the beginning we were hunters living in a hostile environment with no constant supply of resources. Later around the 16th to the 20th we learned to cultivate fields and tend to crops. There was an increase in permanent settlement and the philosophy of sculptural forms dedicated to the supreme beings especially the Beast god Chi Wara. I make the sculptural forms resembling an antelope that symbolizes Chi Wara. This sculpture piece is
Baseball Paper
Baseball Paper
Baseball Paper Word Count: 3844 From the sandlot to stadiums seating over fifty thousand people, the game of baseball has provided people of all ages with a common foundation; a sport we can all call our national pastime. Though its concept sounds simple, a game using a ball and a bat, millions of people all over the world have sought involvement in it by either playing at some level, or just sitting back and watching a game. With professional baseball attracting more and more fans each season,
Beat Poets
Beat Poets
Beat Poets Word Count: 1132 The Beat Movement in modern literature has become an important period in the history of literature and society in America. Incorporating influences such as jazz, art, literature, philosophy and religion, the beat writers created a new and prophetic vision of modern life and changed the way a generation of people sees the world. That generation is mow aging and its representative voices are becoming lost to eternity, but the message is alive and well. The Beats have f
Charles Manson
Charles Manson
Charles Manson Word Count: 2339 Mr. Scott, Ms. Maddox? Here\'s your baby boy! These were the first words that Kathleen Maddox heard when she gave birth to a healthy baby boy, to whom she would later give her maiden name. Charles Milles Manson, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 11, 1934 (FAQ\'s 1), seemed to be a normal child, when, in fact, he was trouble from the start. The two had not planned to have a child, and certainly did not expect him to end up being the most notorious killer of th
Cloning
Cloning
Cloning Word Count: 2032 The first thing that must be cleared up is what is cloning, and what is a clone. A clone is an organism derived asexually from a single individual by cuttings, bulbs, tubers, fission, or parthenogenesis reproduction ( Cloning , 1997). Pathogenesis reproduction is the development of an organism from an unfertilized ovum, seed or spore ( Pathogenesis , 1997). So cloning, biologically speaking, is any process in which production of a clone is successful. Therefore, the bio
Contrasting the Cherokees and the Aztecs
Contrasting the Cherokees and the Aztecs
Contrasting the Cherokees and the Aztecs Word Count: 1528 The Cherokees and the Aztecs were very different people in many ways not only in location but also in ways of living. The Cherokees were southwestern woodland farmers. The Aztecs were also farmers in mesoamerica like the Mayans. The Cherokee lived in a very different climate than the Aztecs and because of the difference they had different crops and food. Crafts The Cherokees made bows and arrows. They also made many different kinds of ba
Dance In Public School Curricular
Dance In Public School Curricular
Dance In Public School Curricular Word Count: 1553 DANCE IN PUBLIC SCHOOL CURRICULA Dancing is a form of art that allows many children to express themselves through body motion while developing many skills. Children throughout the world have been dancing since the day they began walking. When a child to take their first steps and puts together the simplest combination of movements, that would be considered as dancing. Music also plays a major role in the development of children understanding da
Excellence in Education
Excellence in Education
Excellence in Education Word Count: 2863 The concept of excellence in education is one that, on the surface, seems to be unquestionable. After all, who would not accede that students within our schools should, in fact, excel? Certainly teachers, parents, and administrators can agree on excellence as an aim to shoot for. The interpretation of the term excellence is, however, less obvious. How do we regard excellence? Is it the college bound student with a broad liberal arts education? Is it the
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company Word Count: 3622 It was once said, “Those who do not study the past are deemed to repeat it.” On the brink of the new 21st century it is important for us at the Ford Motor Company to take a look at our past to see what has worked and what has not in order to set the standards for the automotive industry. It is also imperative to take a close look at what our competitors have done because we can also learn from their mistakes as well as improve on some of their ideas that have
Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright Word Count: 1195 These ideas proposed by Wright represent a half century of ingenuity and unrivaled creativity. Wright was unquestionably a architectural genius and was years ahead of his time. The biggest obstacle which held Wright back throughout his career was the lack of technogaly that was present during his time. As a architect, Wright accomplished more that any other in history, with the possible exception of DaVincci or Michangelo. His philosophy of Organic Architectu
Health Care
Health Care
Health Care Word Count: 1718 America has a highly developed health care system, which is available to all people. Although it can be very complex and frustrating at times it has come a long way from the health care organizations of yesterday. Previously most health care facilities were a place where the sick were housed and cared for until death. Physicians rarely practiced in hospitals and only those who were fortunate could afford proper care at home or in private clinics. Today the level of
Hermes Carrying The Infant Dionysos
Hermes Carrying The Infant Dionysos
Hermes Carrying The Infant Dionysos Word Count: 1504 Sculpture has been a very important part of art history throughout thousands of years. For the past few months I have viewed many different kinds of sculpture, including Greek archaic sculptures, Greek classical sculptures, Greek Hellenistic sculptures and Roman sculptures. All of the sculptures that I have seen and analyzed have very interesting characteristics, but the one that I have analyzed most recently was the most fascinating. Hermes
Juvenile+Violence
Juvenile+Violence
Juvenile+Violence Word Count: 1095 Emanuel Mullins Enwr 106 2/7/00 Juvenile Violence-The latest craze? Two boys at an Arkansas middle school killed four girls and one teacher in what police called a carefully planned ambush on the afternoon of Tuesday March 25, 1998. Nine other girls and one other teacher were also wounded in the attack at the Westside Middle School, located in a quiet rural area just west of Jonesboro, Arkansas. In a similar incident in Littleton, Colorado, two students, cloak
Juvenile Justice Reform
Juvenile Justice Reform
Juvenile Justice Reform Word Count: 2941 THESIS STATEMENT: The Great and General Court of Massachusetts has erred in reforming the juvenile justice system by implementing policies and procedures that will harm juveniles and place society at risk. On July 23, 1995, an intruder brutally attacked and stabbed Janet Downing approximately 100 times in her Somerville home. The revolting Downing murder and ensuing arrest of Edward O\'Brien Jr., a 15-year-old juvenile whom prosecutors say committed the
Lincoln - Douglas Debate
Lincoln - Douglas Debate
Lincoln - Douglas Debate Word Count: 1531 Affirmative Case Introduction- We must use every tool of diplomacy and law we have available, while maintaining both the capacity and the resolve to defend freedom. We must have the vision to explore new avenues when familiar ones seem closed. And we must go forward with a will as great as our goal – to build a practical peace that will endure through the remaining years of this century and far into the next.” Because I believe so strongly in the words
Literary Utopian Societies
Literary Utopian Societies
Literary Utopian Societies Word Count: 1850 Literary Utopian Societies “The vision of one century is often the reality of the next…” (Nelson 108). Throughout time, great minds have constructed their own visions of utopia. Through the study of utopias, one finds that these “perfect” societies have many flaws. For example, most utopias tend to have an authoritarian nature (Manuel 3). Also, another obvious imperfection found in the majority of utopias is that of a faulty social class system (Thoma
Multiculturalism In Canada
Multiculturalism In Canada
Multiculturalism In Canada Word Count: 1688 Is multiculturalism a disruptive or an integrative force in Canadian society? In terms of education, multiculturalism is becoming increasingly disruptive in Canadian society. It seems that there is a new issue in the media focus regarding education on a weekly basis. It\'s becoming increasingly apparent that most, if not all issues in recent years stem from the debate of whether to centralize or decentralize our current system of education. Proponents
Plato
Plato
Plato Word Count: 433 Plato. By Michael McDaniel Plato was the best known of all the great Greek philosophers. Plato’s original name was Aristocles, but in his school days he was nicknamed Platon (meaning “broad”) because of his broad shoulders. Born in Athens circa B.C. 427, Plato saught out political status. But during the Athenian democracy, he did not activly embrace it. Plato devoted his life to Socrates, and became his disciple in B.C. 409. Plato was outraged when Socarates was executed b
Power
Power
Power Word Count: 1713 Power. A word from which many meanings derive. To each individual, it means something distinct and it is how one uses their power that makes up who they are. Power does not come from the barrel of a gun. A gun can do nothing without someone there to pull the trigger. The power to take a life rests within the person, the gun simply serving as their tool. When groups protesting for a cause they believe in use violent tactics, do they ever accomplish anything? When we kill ,
T.S. ELIOT
T.S. ELIOT
T.S. ELIOT Word Count: 1853 Throughout Thomas Stearns Eliot\'s poems run Christian themes and values that evoke a critical view of society. Though he published relatively little compared to other poets of his caliber, he has been recognized as both a poet and a critic. He himself has been criticized for unnecessary obscurity and for authorian severity (Bradley, 1163). Throughout his poems and other works, he professes a distinct critique upon society due mainly because of his belief that Christ
Theory Of Knwoledge
Theory Of Knwoledge
Theory Of Knwoledge Word Count: 807 Theory Of Knowledge ‘Don’t give me any more facts! I need to make a decision right now!’ Although one can question knowledge endlessly, one cannot forever suspend judgment while researching and reflecting. What would it mean to act responsibly in a situation where one cannot possess certainty? How would one justify the decision? Within all individuals, there is a basic necessity to obtain certain answers to questions, which is known as gumption. The satisfact
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
The Simpsons Word Count: 4129 simpsons The American animation The Simpsons is now in its 10th season as a show in its own right. It was created by Matt Groening as shorts for the Tracy Ullman Show and was bought by the Fox Network, which began screening it as half-hour shows in 1989. Initially its success was restricted to the 9-16 year old age group, and for animation there is nothing remarkable about this. Its success grew quickly and it is now popular in many countries with many different au
The Stage Manager is a man of many roles
The Stage Manager is a man of many roles
The Stage Manager is a man of many roles Word Count: 1176 The Stage Manager is a man of many roles. Usually a stage manager is part of the non-acting staff and in complete charge of the bodily aspects of the production. In Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, the Stage Manager goes well beyond his usual function in a play and undertakes a large role as a performer. In Our Town the Stage Manager is a narrator, moderator, philosopher, and an actor. Through these roles the Stage Manager is able to communic
Voltaire's Candide
Voltaire's Candide
Voltaire\'s Candide Word Count: 763 Voltaire was a talented, assertive, and controversial French writer from the eighteenth century enlightenment period. He was born in 1694 to a wealthy family in Paris, and given the name Francois-Marie Arouet. During the early years of his life Voltaire endured many hardships. For instance, his mother passed away when he was seven leaving only his father and older brother to raise him. Unfortunately, this added insult to injury as Voltaire despised both his
Voltaire
Voltaire
Voltaire Word Count: 763 Voltaire was a talented, assertive, and controversial French writer from the eighteenth century enlightenment period. He was born in 1694 to a wealthy family in Paris, and given the name Francois-Marie Arouet. During the early years of his life Voltaire endured many hardships. For instance, his mother passed away when he was seven leaving only his father and older brother to raise him. Unfortunately, this added insult to injury as Voltaire despised both his father and b
Natural Law
Natural Law
Natural Law Natural Law The School of Natural Law Philosophy was an intellectual group of philosophers. They developed new ways of thinking about religion and government. Natural law was based on moral principles, but the overall outlook changed with the times. John Locke was a great philosopher from the middle of the 17th century. He was a primary contributor to the new ideas concerning natural law of that time. He argued that humans in the state of nature are free and equal, yet insecure in t
Powder
Powder
Powder Powder Most likely written by some kind of nut, the film Powder is indeed strange. Powder is the story of an albilno completely hairless teenager who has the power to use an extraordinary amount of his brain capacity. Powder is the archetypal outsider.Edward Lightning Hands might be a more fitting name for all the overuse of the already worn out “Boo Radley-like misfit who is also a despised prophet” type theme. Aside from its lack of orignality it is also typically “hollywood” in it\'s
Movie Review: Sense and Sensibility
Movie Review: Sense and Sensibility
Movie Review: Sense and Sensibility Movie Review: Sense and Sensibility Ang Lee, who directed, and Emma Thompson, who adapted the screenplay, have done an excellent job of bringing Jane Austen\'s Victorian novel, Sense and Sensibility, to the movie screen. The movie\'s collection of actors are a joy to watch as they bring out the emotions of an otherwise polite and reserved era in time. The production work is top notch with bright, cascading photography that sets a romantic I wish I was there
Tales of the City
Tales of the City
Tales of the City Tales of the City Christoph Jeff Micklon\'s Book Report FOR ENG 744.3 Gay Literature Dr. John Bowers Spring 1996 Armistead Maupin When you sense the affection where people enfold their loving kindness you are probably amidst the tenants of 28 Barbary Lane, San Francisco 94109. Perhaps ‘tenants\' is the wrong word, it should be something more like a friendly community of people. In Tales of the City , by Armistead Maupin, the characters are intertwined with togetherness. The mo
Taoism: Action Versus Inaction
Taoism: Action Versus Inaction
Taoism: Action Versus Inaction Taoism: Action Versus Inaction The Star Trek The Next Generation episode: Booby Trap shows a perfect example of Taoist thought. The crew of the Enterprise is always taking some action in order to achieve a specific goal. This episode shows that through inaction you can sometimes achieve far more than you could through action. The mind of the physical senses cannot grasp the concepts of the unnameable. The crew of the Enterprise learn a valuable lesson on the nat
Movie: Dead Poet's Society - The Dead Poet That Ki
Movie: Dead Poet's Society - The Dead Poet That Ki
Movie: Dead Poet\'s Society - The Dead Poet That Killed Himself Movie: Dead Poet\'s Society - The Dead Poet That Killed Himself The movie Dead Poet\'s Society raises an interesting question: When educating teen-agers, is it better to use the school\'s policy of Tradition, Honor, Discipline, and Excellence or Mr. Keating\'s philosophy of carpe diam (seize the day)? Mr. Keating believed that people should suck the marrow out of life and live like a free thinking person even at the young age of