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  • Risks Of Terrorism
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    or most of us, airports are the only places where life has really changed since 9/11. The terminal has become a vast theater of the absurd where aspiring passengers line up halfway back to town. The shoes of little old ladies are gravely removed and inspected. Men in suits take their cell phones out of the bag and put their laptop computers into the bag-no, wait, cell phones in and computers out. Random passengers stand spread-eagle d while strangers say to them softly, 'Now I'm going to run my ...
  • Victor Jeremy Jerome
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    [Biographical Note supplied by the Yale University Library, where Jerome's papers are located.] Victor Jeremy Jerome, writer, editor and chairman of the Communist Party's Cultural Commission, was born Jerome Isaac Romain in Strykov Poland in 1896. Shortly after his birth, his parents migrated to England, leaving Jerome with relatives in Poland. At the age of nine he joined his parents in England where he spent the next ten years. In 1915 he came to New York, where he worked at odd jobs and start...
  • World's Fair In Chicago
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    Write an essay discussing the historical insights presented in Erik Larson's Devil in the White City, being sure to answer the following questions: In what ways does the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 represent the contrasts and conflicts of the Gilded Age? What is the Fair's lasting imprint on American society & culture, & what new trends does it signal for the twentieth century? Although the Chicago World's fair of 1893 only lasted 6 months, I had an enormous impact on the city of Chicago, its p...
  • Politics In 1968
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    The year 1968 can be recognized by the mass-youth appeal in late twentieth-century political and intellectual culture. It's most frequently remembered for the assassination of Martin Luther King, the May uprisings by students and workers in France, the assassination of Robert Kennedy, the riots in Chicago during the Democratic National Convention, the massacre of government protesters in Mexico City during the weeks leading up to the Olympics, and the election of Richard Nixon -- to name just a ...
  • Stories Of Everyday People This Cultural Front
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    Jennifer Klein 1066717402/09/04 CES 440 The Cultural Front In the USA, it seems as though there is always a revolution going on. The world is changing everyday. Everyday there is something new going on. Everyday there are people fighting for what they believe in, from social movements to political movements. Everyday people are working hard for their future. People are just trying to make it in the real world. In the the 1930's, there was so much going on, from WWI to WWII, followed by the depre...
  • Federalism And The French Canadians
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    Pierre Trudeau, former Prime Minister of Canada, was once described as 'A French Canadian proud of his identity and culture, yet a biting critic of French-Canadian society, determined to destroy its mythology and illusions'. He has also been identified as 'A staunch, upholder of provincial autonomy holding the justice portfolio in the federal government'. Such cumulative appraisal and observation made by past fellow bureaucrat provides high testimonial for the ex-Democratic Socialist. This criti...
  • Debate Over Political Correctness
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    Correctly Political: A Look into the Dynamics of Political Correctness Every American probably knows what it means to be politically correct. After all, we hear about it on the news almost every night. We have to be constantly aware of whether or not something we say or do is going to offend someone. This mode of communication is present in every aspect of our lives, from the most formal to the most informal situations. This paper will answer questions on the origin of the term 'politically corr...
  • Usable Coffee Beans
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    The first coffeehouse the world had ever seen was founded in Constantinople, just becoming Istanbul in 1475. It was such a huge success that right after it opened, two more appeared. So began a fascination with coffee that would last 300 more years. The reason the first coffeehouse did not open in, say, England, was location. Since Turkey was only a quick sail away from the original brewer of coffee, Arabia, traders could get the coffee to the city with minimal effort. The Europeans were complet...
  • Appropriation Of Video Tools By The Kayapo
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    ASPECTS OF SOCIAL CHANGE The Kayapo had already integrated into their daily activities various tools and practices from the modern surrounding societies, such as managing medical instruments for basic treatments. Young people, duly trained, had been acting as health promoters. They also used radio to communicate with other Kayapo groups living within the Xingu Indigenous Park. Instead of just being subjects of documentary films, the Kayapo quickly understood the advantages of video technology as...
  • German Fascism
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    FASCISM For many years a taboo subject for all but a small number of specialists primarily in the fields of history and political science, and treated as an aberration in discussions of 'Western Culture', fascism has returned with a vengeance. The resurgence of extreme right wing and neo-fascist movements in Europe and throughout the world in the last fifteen years have, of course, played a major and indeed chilling role in this 'return'. So too, have revelations concerning fascist involvements ...
  • Texas Politics And Impact Of The Frontier Experience
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    Texas Political Culture and the Impact of the Frontier Experience Throughout Texas history, politics has been influenced by political culture. Political culture is defined as attitudes, habits, and general behavior patterns regarding government. A states political culture is influenced by all political decisions. Texans attitudes toward government have evolved from many generations to get to where we are today. Texans have always been very individualistic and conservative in their political view...
  • Michael And Skinner
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    Skinners last words in the play are, "So I died, as I lived, in defensive flippancy". Compare his behaviour over the course of the play with that of the other three characters. As people who are forced to suffer the conditions of life, power and injustice in Northern Ireland during the 1970's, Michael, Lily, and Skinner are each embodied in the 'culture of poverty' of the Catholic poor in Londonderry. Michael's unemployment, Skinner's nomadic lifestyle, and Lily's pitifully squalid living condit...
  • Used For A Specific Political Purpose
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    Belizean Literature It was not until September 21st, 1981 that Belize became an independent country. Before that time Belize was known as British Honduras. At that time the citizens of British Honduras were enslaved in many forms. One form of enslavement was their restriction from expressing themselves. Most of the literacy works were alien to the Belizean culture. However, after independence, more and more individuals began to use different forms of expressing themselves. One medium that is bei...
  • Example Of The Citizen's Political Culture
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    The political socialization of individuals influences their political culture, which in turn affect their political behavior. Political participation is one aspect of political behavior that is of great importance to politicians because of its potential impact on overall voter turnout, societal satisfaction and ultimately the win or loss of an election. For centuries, citizens of democratic societies have participated in the political affairs of their country. This participation has in more rece...
  • Postmodern Suspicion Of Identity Politics
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    During the 1960's and 1970's movements emerged such as second wave feminism, civil rights and gay "liberation" whose previously silenced and marginalized voices suggested that the white male was no longer the only hero of the story. These voices variously and collectively claimed the right to speak in their own name and attempted to foster a sense of group "identity" as a way of resisting the systematic oppression that was experienced by each group in different ways. At the same time post modern...

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