President Richard Nixon : A Symbol Of Man 's Greatness Essay

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As he took the first human steps on the surface of the moon, Neil Armstrong remarked, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Indeed, mankind demonstrated its ability to go beyond expectations and achieve the impossible through the widely speculated event of the 1969 Apollo 11 space mission that landed the first human beings, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, on the moon. In the selection Greatest moment of time, writers of the British national newspaper the Times report the event from the start of the space mission to the end in vivid detail. Novelist Ayn Rand presents personal commentary on the launch in the selection The July 16, 1969, Launch: A Symbol of Man’s Greatness. Lastly, In Event of Moon Disaster, is a speech written by William Safire, the speechwriter of President Richard Nixon. The speech was prepared in the event of the worst case scenario occurring in the Apollo 11 space mission. Each selection supports the idea that mankind can resolve issues such as war, poverty, and prejudice, due to its advanced technology, steadfast ambition, and unwavering perseverance; they build credibility with reputable sources and personal observations, citing convincing facts and utilizing emotional language throughout each selection. However, these selections contain multiple flaws and fallacies in an attempt to manipulate their readers’ emotions and beliefs, which weaken their credibility and ultimately, their argument.
Shortly after the 1969 Apollo 11…

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