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A Night of Watching
A Night of Watching A Night of Watching was written by Elliot Arnold. It was published in 1967 by Charles Scribners Son's in New York. Arnold has been a professional writer for thirty years. He began developing his skills as an amateur writing at a young age, and published his first book at twenty-two. He has written many freelance newspaper articles, non-fiction and fiction books, screenplays and young adult books. His best known works include the novels Blood Brother and Flight from Ashiya. Ar...

Political Correctness is Numbing
Political Correctness is Numbing Political Correctness has, in the last few years, mutated from a useful instrument for enlightenment and change into a symbol of public and private views gone awry. This controversial philosophy is used by some special interests as a platform to force radical and often illogical teachings into the classrooms of colleges and universities across the U.S.. Unlike the abortion issue or the federal deficit which are very present forces guiding our national thought, p...

Culture and Arts of Argentina
Culture, and Arts of Argentina Argentina is a nation with a vivid Spanish heritage, soundly affected since the 19th century by European, prominently Italian, immigration. A blithesome interest is maintained in the nations history, particularly as symbolized by the Gaucho or cowboy. Europeans also shaped literature in Argentina. In the fine arts, an example to be emulated has been France; only in folk art has there been crucial influence from Native America cultures. Any Literature in Latin Ame...

Religions
Religions When studying history, both in a professional and academic sense, we try to make connections between civilizations and time periods. Historians have attempted to discover universal constants of human nature, a bond that forms from continent to continent, human being to human being. Is there a constant quality that all peoples posses, and is reflected in all civilizations? Indeed, it is extremely difficult to make generalizations about centuries of modern history. To say that something...

Liberty in the Gospel
Liberty in the Gospel Galations 5:1-12 Carlos Whittaker New Testament Paper #2 December 10th, 1998 What happens when the gospel spreads from one culture to another in a short amount of time? A collision often takes place, a clash of values and perceptions too often with damage to the cause of Christ and the spiritual well being of believers. Well this is what happened to the church at Galatia. The church at Galatia had the same problems that most of the other churches had. Amazingly enough, the...

Bluegrass
Bluegrass Bluegrass is a style of country and western music that developed during the 1940s, based on traditional ballads, fiddle tunes, and gospel hymnody of the southern Appalachian Mountains in the United States. It evolved from the backwooks, blue-collar music of the South, particularly Appalachia. Bluegrass features acoustic string band instruments such as the fiddle, banjo, and mandolin, accompanied by guitar and string bass. The lead instruments improvise virtuoistic solo choruses, somew...

EUROPEAN STUDIES A
EUROPEAN STUDIES A The common market shall extend to agriculture and trade in agricultural products. Agricultural products means the products of the soil, of stock-farming and of fisheries and products of first-stage processing directly related to these products....The operation and development of the common market for agricultural products must be accompanied by the establishment of a common agricultural policy among the Member States (1) From the beginning of the European Union, EU policy...

Second Essay
Second Essay In the short essay written by Kelly Lantau entitled Do you see what I see? she describes her feelings about how certain people see the world around us. I agree with Kellys point, every person in this world sees things differently than another person. I mainly believe this because people are brought up in different households and all families are different. I feel all families are different in their racial, religious, and family morals. Some families come from different backgroun...

CONFLICTING LIFESTYLES
CONFLICTING LIFESTYLES The novel Bless Me, Ultima, is a classic tale based upon Mexican-American culture and folklore. The author, Rudolfo Anaya uses Mexican names and Spanish words to give the reader a true sense of the Latin culture. The story is based around young Antonio who was coming of age at the conclusion of World War II. His family lived in a quiet and isolated New Mexico valley that was in a state of transition. Tony, the last child was protected and raised mostly by his mother with ...

In effort to build a strong and unified empire Hammurabi constructed a
In effort to build a strong and unified empire, Hammurabi constructed a set of 300 laws to govern the everyday lives of his people. Government has always been an important part of any civilization and should contain laws and guide lines. Hammurabi's set of laws outlines the status of the culture and what is expected of everyone. The first law deals with false accusations. If you accuse someone of casting a death spell on you, you'll be put to death. You needed to be sure of what you were accusi...

Perhaps one of the most ambiguous creeds to develop concerning the Uni
Perhaps one of the most ambiguous creeds to develop concerning the United States is American exceptionalism, a largely controversial ideology both despised and revered by conflicting historians. Enticed by the presence of a mode of thought so unique to the United States, believers in this singular philosophy, such as Seymour Martin Lipset, a professor of public and political affairs, claims that America is qualitatively different in origin, individualism, patriotism, and optimism. History pro...

The statement that the serial killer is addicted to what he does canno
The statement that the serial killer is addicted to what he does cannot be properly supported without a discussion of addiction. While the pharmacological examples such as alcoholism and heroin addiction are still the clearest examples of addiction, new models of addictive behavior including exercise addiction, compulsive gambling, and even sexual addiction have gained acceptance. Just as alcoholism was once thought to be a conscious choice, these latter examples have long been thought to be th...

The literature of a country is affected and influenced by how
The literature of a country is affected and influenced by how the people of that country live. This paper will prove that The French Revolution greatly influenced 19th Century French Romanticism. First, the cultural values of the revolution will be identified. Then, the different aspects of Romanticism will be presented. The cultural values of The French Revolution and Romanticism will then be linked. Finally, literary examples will be shown to support this connection between the two movements....

Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres tells a dark tale of a corrupt patriarc
Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres tells a dark tale of a corrupt patriarchal society which operates through concealment. It is a story in which the characters attempt to manipulate one another through the secrets they possess and the subsequent revelation of those secrets. In her novel, Smiley gives us a very simple moral regarding this patriarchal society: women who remain financially and emotionally dependent on men decay; those able to break the economic and emotional chains develop as women an...

In the short story The Lie by Kurt Vonnegut the author portrays a mo
In the short story, The Lie, by Kurt Vonnegut, the author portrays a moral society. He does this by displaying a private prep school as perfect. This wealthy preparatory school, the Whitehill School For Boys, is welcoming and accepting of the new state requested integration of Africans in their educational institution. Vonneguts characters display no harsh feelings, resentment, or distaste towards this course of action. Whitehill also enthusiastically tries get the smartest boys they can, re...

Dylan Valade
Dylan Valade AH 101-57 15 Oct. 1998 Dr. Koch I. A religious basis is one of the few similarities Gothic cathedrals and Greek temples share. The enormous size and intricate details of each building show the city's wealth, power, and pride. The interior of Gothic cathedrals depends on natural light while it's the exterior of Greek temples that benefits from sunlight. Temples and cathedrals serve mainly to present a physical way for people to feel more spiritual. These buildings served as places o...

If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. - Henry David Thoreau In 1967, Timothy Leary persuaded Americas youth to tune in, turn on, and drop out. Thousands of young adults literally heard the far away music and, to the dismay of their parents, marched away. Americas children grew their hair, burned their bras and draft cards and permanently changed their wa...

Despite his final words of comfort his followers were devastated at hi
Despite his final words of comfort, his followers were devastated at his departure. His favorite disciple Ananda had his body cremated by his friends in Kusinagara. Ten neighboring rulers demanded that his relics and ashes be divided among them, but they could not agree on how to do it. The people of Kusinagara refused. The dispute threatened war, which seems absurd, considering the teachings of Buddha are based on peace. The crisis soon passed, however, when the relics were divided by a wise m...

Book Report Amusing Ourselves to Death
Book Report Amusing Ourselves to Death Taking an enlightening look at the long-term effects of television and how its transforms out world, Postmans book, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business alerts us to the dangers of television and offers suggestions to combat against the media. The book is divided into two parts, the first in which Postman discusses how television has transformed American society into a culture that has turned every aspect of life into...

Voice of Houstons Past
Voice of Houstons Past For most of American history, African-Americans have been considered and treated as inferiors. Their folksongs and tales have been benignly looked upon as harmless, meaningless expressions of a dull-witted race whose only contribution to American life was a strong back and a weak mind. Even after the Civil War, the ingrown prejudices continued to relegate the freedmen to the bottom rung of a strict caste ladder. Their folklore was repeatedly ignored or belittled. Only sin...

The Dragon and St George
The Dragon and St. George: A Discussion of the Political, Economic, and Cultural Implications of the Opium War Any attempt at an analysis of the issues surrounding such a symbolically-loaded event as the Opium War between Great Britain and the Chinese Empire in the mid-nineteenth century is an exercise inevitably complicated by the convergence of cross-cultural interests involved. This applies no less today than in the nineteenth century, for the past often serves the needs of the present, and ...

Gothic The new crave for teens
Gothic The new crave for teens by: Alan Tenney Introduction One Day Me and a lady friend were driving to Taco Bell. A friend of mine who is know gothic had been telling me of these underground parties called Raves. Well as we entered the parking lot. We noticed all these teenager dressed in black and drinking. There was loud music some of the girls were topless, is was really freaky looking. I immediately new what is was. Later that week Fox 11 did a special report on these parties and the pe...

Voodoo also called Vodoun and Hoodoo is a culmination of the West Afri
Voodoo, also called Vodoun and Hoodoo, is a culmination of the West African religions and Catholic beliefs brought to Haiti during the French settlement. Voodoo is a direct result of the slave trade. The whites forbade the slaves to practice their traditional rituals which involved the abuse of one's body. Because they disapproved of these practices, they imposed Catholicism by baptizing new members of society as Catholics. Voodoo rituals center around the belief in loa, which are the deities o...

Sam Cayhall sat in his gloomy cell waiting for what was to be the last
Sam Cayhall sat in his gloomy cell waiting for what was to be the last 10 minutes of his life. He sang nervously to himself as he waited to be directed to the gas chamber. All he had been thinking about in that past week was how the gas would burn its way down his throat and melt his lungs. The stories he had heard of the past executed were so bad that it left himself - a murderer - in the utmost horror. Although the execution itself was quick, it was considered to be the most excruciating and ...

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year The Chinese Lunar Calendar is a yearly calendar like the western calendar, except that the start of the lunar year is based on the cycles of the moon. Thus the beginning of the year can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February. Western cultures date the years from the birth of Jesus Christ (For example, 1994 means 1,994 years after the birth of Christ), and thus approach the progression of years from a linear point of view. In traditional China, dating meth...

DNA has all the needed information to create the species from which it
DNA has all the needed information to create the species from which it came from. DNA consists of genes which are coded messages in the DNA. These messages control the cell to be what it was intended to be for example a brain cell or a skin cell. All cells in an organism have the same exact DNA sequence unless it has been mutated. The reason why they all have the same DNA is because they all came from one cell, the embryo which replicated itself and these new daughter cells replicated themselve...

Abstract As we know Japans economy situation and condition was totally
Abstract As we know, Japans economy, situation, and condition was totally destroyed during the World War II. But surpassingly, Japan now become one of the powerful countries in the world especially in the economic in only took for less than fifty years. This the reason why I choose this topic. In this Paper we will look at how are the Japanese managing their company that is one of the key of their success in the business. Also I will comparing the Japanese way with what the western country way...

Accounting History
Accounting History Bookkeeping and record-keeping methods, created in response to the development of trade and commerce, are preserved from and medieval sources. Double-entry bookkeeping began in the commercial city-states of medieval Italy and was well developed by the time of the earliest preserved double-entry books, from 1340 in Genoa. The first published accounting work was written in 1494 by the venetian monk Luca Pacioli (1450-1520). Although it disseminated rather than created knowledge...

At the deepest base of the foundation of American society was what our
At the deepest base of the foundation of American society was what our founding fathers valued as a liberal view of culture. They envisioned a diverse society in which equality prevailed. In later years this vision was labeled the melting pot. The ways in which this view has changed will be discussed later. Part of the way this core idea was implemented dealt with its utilization in the schools of the our country. Time and again the idea of whether or not the education system should be used a...

Memory is the mental faculty of retaining and recalling past experienc
Memory is the mental faculty of retaining and recalling past experiences. A repressed memory is one that is retained in the sub conscious mind, where one is not aware of it but where it can still affect both conscious thoughts and behavior. When memory is distorted or confabulated, the result can be what has been called the False Memory Syndrome: a condition in which a person's identity and interpersonal relationships are entered around a memory of traumatic experience which is objectively fals...

Implicit in the founding of the United States is the principle of brea
Implicit in the founding of the United States is the principle of breaking the bonds of locality based tribalism, and forming a new tribe out of a heterogeneous population. The advent of the Internet, which is, after all, an American invention, has broadened this new definition of tribalism past anything our Founding Fathers could possibly have imagined. Tribalism is a natural tendency in humanity. The Internet has facilitated tribalism by allowing tribes to form based on other factors than com...

Changes in Little Red Riding Hood
Changes in Little Red Riding Hood In the case book of Little Red Ridding Hood there are four very contrasted versions of the famous fairy tale that change by both the culture and the time period in which they are told in. The impact of the fable changes, whether it is an oral version or a literary version. Most versions were once oral and have been told for centuries in the cultures they came from. Many aspects of the story have been erased or added, but each still has the same common progressi...

The official definition of family as defined by the US Census Bureau i
The official definition of family, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, is two or more persons, including the householder, who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption, and who live together as one household (Newman, 244). Although this is the official definition of family, it is actually quite difficult to determine because of the various types of families that make up our society. Every individual, no matter what cultural background they come from, has their own perception of what a fam...

There is no written record of the beginning of astrology but it is bel
There is no written record of the beginning of astrology, but it is believed to have originated in Mesopotamia, now Iraq, around the fourth millenium B.C.. Whether or not the civilizations of that time influenced one another is unknown. We do know however, that the observation of the heavens played an important role in all the highly developed civilizations of the early Stone Age and was usually entrusted to the priveleged caste, usually priests. This caste had the responsibility of using their...

By crossing into a space whose curvature is no longer that of the real
By crossing into a space whose curvature is no longer that of the real, nor that of truth, the era of simulation of inaugurated by a liquidation of all referentials-worse: with their artificial resurrection in the systems of signs, a material more malleable than meaning, in that it lends itself to all systems of equivalences . . . It is no longer a question of imitation, nor duplication, nor even parody. It is a question of substituting the signs of the real for the real. (Baudrillard,1994.,p...

Virginia Woolf was a member of a group of writers known as The Bloomsb
Virginia Woolf was a member of a group of writers known as The Bloomsbury Group, named after a residential section of London where Virginia and her husband Leonard lived in the early decades of this century. According to Kathleen McCoy and Judith Harlan, Woolfs group rejected the restraints of propriety and the sexual prudery of Victorian society. They were avant garde in art and literature and remarkably free in their interlocking personal lives. Marital fidelity was not honored, and several...

An Army A Navy and Ebonics
An Army, A Navy, and Ebonics CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. The Ebonics controversy 2.1 Declaration of a separate language 2.2 Bilingual education funding 2.3 Classroom teaching and Ebonics 2.4 Summary and comment 3. Afro-American languages and dialects 3.1 Black English: the creolist position 3.2 Black English: the dialectologist position 3.3 Toward a synthesis 3.4 On the issue of African influence 3.5 Summary and comment 4. Language, identity, and politics 4.1 Obtaining linguistic recognition 4....

Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in a village near Umtata in the Transkei on the 18 July 1918. His father was the principal councillor to the Acting Paramount Chief of Thembuland. After his father's death, the young Rolihlahla became the Paramount Chief's ward to be groomed to assume high office. However, influenced by the cases that came before the Chief's court, he determined to become a lawyer. Hearing the elders stories of his ancestors valour during the wars of resistance ...

Three Philosophers and Their Ideas
Three Philosophers and Their Ideas The advancement of philosophical thought has been noted as one of the key influences directing the course of a culture. Countless people have contributed to this study of the meaning behind life itself; many possessing ideas in common with those of their peers, mentors, and fellow philosophers who have come before them. Granted, Anaxagoras, John Locke, and Edmund Husserl varied distinctly in their overall philosophies. However, all three men, though living in ...

The Dalai Lama Wisdom Derived from Suffering
The Dalai Lama: Wisdom Derived from Suffering In His sixty-three years of the current reincarnation, the Dalai Lama has grown from a simple undiscovered child to a world-reknowned symbol of peace. His philosophies were inspired by the early sufferings that are posed the environmental, cultural, religious, and political suppressions. The wretchednesses and the difficulties that he has encountered lead to his wisdom. Combined with His never-ending desire to learn and communicate, The Dalai Lama's...

Hinduism is referred to as the eternal faith or Sanatana Dharma accord
Hinduism is referred to as the eternal faith, or Sanatana Dharma according to Navaratna S. Rajaram of Hinduism today. It is based on the practice of Dharma, the code of life. On of the primary beliefs in Hinduism is seeing the essential truth in all religions, or sarva dharma samatva. Hiduism is more than a religion. It is a way life for true believers worldwide. Although the majority of Hindu people reside in India, there is a growing number of Hindu people here in the United States. Hinduism ...

Daytime Talk Shows
Daytime Talk Shows Topic: Why or why isn't it important to consider daytime talk television. Daytime television talk shows are an important factor in American Culture. By all means they should be considered. Almost any way it is looked at, daytime talk shows have a significant effect on American Culture. For example, parents should be concerned about the things their children are watching. Or, speaking in terms of advertising, for certain products, daytime talk shows are the best place to adver...

JAPANS BOOMBUST ECONOMY
JAPANS BOOM/BUST ECONOMY INTRODUCTION Today, Japan is faced with many economic challenges. Japan's economic woes ultimately lie with their population and land problems, import and export ratio, failing financial industry, falling stock market prices, and issues within their government. In fact, many of these challenging problems can be considered a chain reaction, an overflow from one area of their economy to the next. To fully understand their current economic condition, it is important to br...

Widely acknowledged as the greatest poet of contemporary Mexico Octavi
Widely acknowledged as the greatest poet of contemporary Mexico, Octavio Paz has led a life that in many ways is typical of the Mexican intelligentsia he describes in THE LABYRINTH OF SOLITUDE. He has published ten books of poetry, fought with the Loyalists in Spain, and served his country as a diplomat. Deeply involved in the future of the Mexican land, he has fitted himself out for defining it to the world by a career that includes the experiences of intense action and intenser contemplation....

Confucianism and Legalism were two philosophies of the Hundred School
Confucianism and Legalism were two philosophies of the Hundred Schools of Thought of the Eastern Chou (Zhou) Dynasty that have left profound effects on Chinese thinking, culture, and essentially every aspect of Chinese life. Confucianism is commonly distinguished as a social and ethical philosophy, while Legalism advocated a strong central government with absolute power. Although the two schools had very distinct principles, various ideologies from both teachings have been adapted and blended...

Affirmative action is defined as practises in hirinf promotions and c
Affirmative action is defined as practises in hirinf, promotions, and college admissions that favor a group previously hurt by discrimination against it (Lexicon, pg. 14). The phrase affirmative action was first used in a racial discrimination context in Executive Order No. 10,925 issued by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. This executive order indicated that federal contractors should take affirmative action to ensure that job applicants and employees are treated without regard to their ...

Role of Women In Medieval Times
Role of Women In Medieval Times In almost all civilizations throughout recorded history women have been oppressed, discriminated against, and viewed as inferior beings. Unfortunately it was no different in Northern Europe during the Middle Ages. Women had no political, sexual and religious rights and were merely figurines, held down by the unmatched control of men. In this time period women were mistreated in every possible way: raped, overworked, beaten, and even denied the right to own prop...

Frederick
Frederick Douglass, a slave in America until the age of 20, wrote three of the most highly regarded autobiographies of the 19th century, yet he only began learning to read and write when he turned 12 years old. After an early life of hardship and pain, Douglass escaped to the North to write three autobiographies, spaced decades apart, about his life as a slave and a freeman. The institution of slavery scarred him so deeply that he decided to dedicate his powers of speech and prose to fighting i...

The Atomic Bomb and its Effects on Post-World War II
The Atomic Bomb and its Effects on Post-World War II Then a tremendous flash of light cut across the sky . Mr. Tanimoto has a distinct recollection that it traveled from east to west, from the city toward the hills. It seemed like a sheet of sun. John Hersey, from Hiroshima, pp.8 On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. On that day the United States of America detonated an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. Never before had mankind seen anything like. Here was something that was sli...

Generally feminism means the advocacy of women's rights to full
Generally, feminism means the advocacy of women's rights to full citizenship--that is, political, economic, and social equality with men. Feminism encompasses some widely differing views, however, including those advocating female separatism. Modern feminism, which was born with the great democratic revolutions of the 18th century (American and French), differed from its precursors in applying the democratic implications of the rights of man and the citizen to women as a group. Abigail Adams ...