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  • Economic Systems Of Communism And Capitalism
    687 words
    Social commentary is sometimes found at the heart of good art, whether that art form is literature or popular music. The novel, Animal Farm by George Orwell, and the rock album, Animals written and performed by Pink Floyd share the same characteristic of scathing social commentary. The artworks also share an animal metaphor that serves to cast a dark light on human social interactions and stratification functions. Conversely, the artworks individually attack the diametrically opposed, socio-econ...
  • Flag Of Animal Farm
    879 words
    George Orwell's political satire "Animal Farm" makes some interesting contrasts between the patriotic character of Old Major, an older majestic looking pig, and Napoleon, a pig who seems to bide his time waiting for the right moment to seize control for his own evil purpose. Old Major makes a patriotic speech to the assembled group, expounding the virtues of animalism (socialism) In effect he is calling for a utopian socialism in which the community must sacrifice for the collective well being o...
  • Characteristic Of The Primate Order
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    WHAT MAKES ALL PRIMATES THE SAME What makes all primates the same The primate order consists of a fairly vast number of species some of which I was able to see up close and personal at this classes recent field trip to the San Diego zoo. Indeed the species belonging to this mammalian order can exhibit almost shocking differences from one species to the next. So in an order of animals that contains differences that can be so vast what ties them all together. What exactly is it that makes a primat...
  • Social Organization Of The Turkana
    367 words
    The most important factor that influences the social organization of the Turkana is their environment. The wet season is a major factor in the Turkana social organization. Because there is less concerns about the animals and water supply, more time is devoted to social interaction. This is a time where stock friends form, which are the most important types of relationships in Turkana life. The wet season is when social life is at its peak. Draughts are another type of environmental factor which ...
  • Old Major Calls Animalism
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    'Every line I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism,' reads the preface to George Orwell's satire, Animal Farm. The rest of that line, which reads 'And for Democratic Socialism as I understand it,' was omitted from the 1956 edition of the book. Orwell has been called a traitor to the socialists, while at the same time becoming a sort of hero to the right wing. Animal Farm is not only a parody of Stalinist Russia, it also demonstrates that Russi...
  • Believes In Social Darwinism
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    Nature versus Nurture The idea of whether human behavior is determined by genetics or by environment is an ongoing debate. Biologists and social scientists have different views. The biologists believe that genes determine human behavior, and on the other hand social scientists believe that we are our own creation and we are free from the chains of biology. During a debate in the 1970's, someone mentioned the sex differences in chimpanzees. During a PET scan, they found different areas of the bra...

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