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  • Ronald Reagan's Contras During The Civil War In Nicaragua

    dominated what passed for national political debate… he had more pervasive impact on the country than anyone since Franklin D. Roosevelt” (Reagan 1). So when Reagan began supporting the Contras during the Nicaraguan Civil War it was a major political topic. The civil war in Nicaragua became a personal mission for Reagan. Reagan saw the Contras as freedom fighters that wanted democracy and did anything in his power, legally or illegally, to keep them from losing the fight. Faced with the problem of foreign democratic issues, Ronald Reagan’s administration chose to secretly trade with Iran for American…

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  • Joan Didion In El Salvador Analysis

    Desaparecer On May 30, 1498, conquistador and explorer Christopher Columbus set sail on his third voyage to the New World. After his first two voyages around the Caribbean, the adventurer finally set foot in what would today be modern-day Venezuela. These first steps into the New World would forever change South America culturally, historically and economically. Today, due to the historical prevalence of their previous European colonizers, South America has begun to develop into a growing…

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  • Nicaraguan Inter-Oceanic Canal Analysis

    The construction of the Nicaraguan Inter-Oceanic Canal raises several controversial social, environmental, political, and geoeconomic concerns for Nicaragua, its people, and the international community. Opponents are concerned about the potential for irreversible environmental damage, the disruption of indigenous communities, and the involvement of a private Chinese company that was given the 50-year concession to build and operate the canal. Proponents cite the canal as the only viable option…

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  • Thomas Aquinas The Summa Contra Gentiles

    The Summa Contra Gentiles as well as the Summa Theologiae are among Thomas Aquinas’ best-known books. Both of these texts have been dated to the latter years of Aquinas’ life as he was approaching his death. A revered scholar, Aquinas works have been the subject of several debates on the purpose of his writings, their intended audience, and their relation to each other. Thomas’ writings span several literary genres, ranging from scriptural commentaries to Aristotelian commentaries as well as…

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  • Criticisms Of Christianity In Contra Celsum By Origen

    In Contra Celsum, Origen responds to the many criticisms presented by Celsus, an early opponent of Christianity. In Chapter 47, Origen highlights Celsus’ argument that Christianity and its beliefs, practices, and ideology, are no different than the prevailing beliefs of his time. Celsus goes on to describe Christian practices as derivative of pagan, Jewish, and other foreign cultures. Yet he further criticizes Christian practices as alien, and by extension, a threat to traditional Roman culture.…

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  • Personal Essay: Naturally Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies

    The United States had entered the Twentieth Century with no domestic law regulating the consumption, distribution, possession nor growth of narcotics. In fifty years, when rates of narcotic use were statistically negligent, the Boggs Act instated mandatory sentencing guidelines including life without the possibility of parole, at a time when repeated murderers were still eligible for parole. The basis for the Boggs Act stemmed from widespread concern that African-Americans in the south were…

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  • The Influence Of The Reagan Administration During The Contra-Iran Affair

    What Reagan administration did during the Contra-Iran Affair was wrong from a political, ethical, and moral standpoint. From a strategic standpoint, there is a different story. In regards to the Iran-Iraq war, the main objective of Reagan’s administration was revealed, which was to lengthen the Iran-Iraq war. The US (along with Israel and its European allies) did not want a powerful Iran under the rule of Islamic Republic. They saw the Islamic Republic of Iran as a force that challenges the…

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  • Nature Vs Nurture And Nature

    well-educated society that emphasized reason, people began to investigate human behavior. The enlightenment movement resulted in a change of thinking towards philosophy, religion, science, and political thought (Lewis, 1992). Due to a disagreement with the political power of the monarch’s divine right of kings, political philosophers proposed a social contract. Two famous natural law and social contract theorists, examined throughout this paper, are Thomas Hobbes and John Locke (Fiero, 2011). …

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  • Analysis Of Mo Tzu's Against Music

    In Mo Tzu’s Against Music, the audience learns that music is detrimental to society. He first starts out by claiming the responsibility of a benevolent man, or women is to eliminate what is ruinous to society. Besides this, a benevolent man’s obligation is not to just take his only interest and add it, but also decide based on the common good. For instance, plenty of people of a higher class, rulers, and ministers may enjoy music, and all it entails, very much; but, it offers few to none…

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  • Soveraigne's Struggle To Gain Peace

    The life of man is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short. This outcome is not what man wants out of life. He wants power and the ability to achieve his appetites and avoid his aversions. This holds true for the man next to him as well and there is no guarantee that man will not kill one another in the natural state of things in order to follow his appetites and aversions. This is why government was created. Man chose to create government to ensure self-protection; he gave up his power and…

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