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    are many books that people consider to be great books, but what does this truly mean? Because so many people have a different definition of what a great book is, can we truly define what a great book is? A person can define a great book as something that is enjoyable and entertaining to read or something that is difficult, but knowledgeable to read. What makes a great book, a great book? Either way the definition of a great book is determined by the context in which a person is using it. People typically think of a great book as something that has a bigger meaning or something that has a bigger purpose. When talking about what a great book is in the context of Western literature, which is the context in which this paper is defining a…

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    The Tyranny of Experts and Its Implications William Easterly’s book The Tyranny of Experts is a complicated analysis of the problems of the development of Third World states. His conclusion is that Western nations seeking to make an impact for the better on the economic development of the Third World cannot do so without supporting democratic goals for these countries (Easterly Chapter 14). Dealing with the often dictatorial leaders of the Third World may improve economic development over time,…

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    Parker Debate The feverish debates on Tu Youyou, lasting for two months, is climaxing as the coming of the Nobel Prize Award ceremony. On 7th afternoon of the local time, Tu Youyou delivered a lecture named" Artemisinin - A Gift from Traditional Chinese Medicine to the World" at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. She elaborated the progress of discovering Qinghaosu, and quoted Chair Mao's words:“ traditional Chinese medicine and pharmacy is "a great treasury." As for traditional Chinese medicine…

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    Samuel P. Huntington writes his book the Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of the New World in five parts. The book is about civilizations development in values, ideologies, religion, and culture. In part one Huntington creates a post war civilization map where the world is separated into nine civilizations. The first is the western civilization that consist of north america and europe. The second Latin America which was central and south america. Third African which was only the…

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    In spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India - Book Review The nation of India is one of the world’s largest democracies, a regional and upcoming world superpower that is now often compared to the mighty China. Its importance to the international community is magnanimous, but often neglected. The book In spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India is a great and illuminating work on the vast and diverse nature of India. The book is written by the British Edward Luce who among…

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    person which can be seen since the book is in a narrator’s view who is talking about Johnny thought’s and feelings. The author writes about the facts that Johnny knows but also some that he does not know but the reader does. Pg 38 2nd and 3rd paragraph Yes, there is multiple points of views in All Quiet on The Western Front, the book is in First person, and third person. The book is mainly in 1st person because Paul is narrator and, he also describes the experiences of other members in the…

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    What has the world come to? In 2393, life is completely different, and Earth is barely able to sustain the lives it protects. In “The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View From the Future”, written by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, the audience is taken on a literary journey to the end of the world. The figurative language and imaginative scenes that fill the imagination help support the evidence of the decaying Earth. The Collapse of Western Civilization essentially talks about the end…

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    The world has been conditioned to believe that early European societies were the only advanced and highly populated nations for centuries. No one ever really tried or cared to look into what was happening in the New World, and when people did start to care, much of the Western Hemisphere’s culture had been erased. It has only happened within the past couple of centuries that real, fundamental research has gone into what the New World was like before Europeans set foot on it. Despite what society…

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    Summer Reading Essay Two books that I read during the summer are Genghis Kahn and the Making of the Modern World and All Quiet on the Western Front. They both have to deal with times of war, but Genghis Khan was about how they built an empire instead of Western Fronts World War 1’s battles. Although they both mainly talked about warfare, they also talked about the lifestyles of the main characters. I will compare each book, and also talk about each book. Genghis Khan and the Making of the…

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    steps forward to questioning topics that were often noted as dogmatic (Stumpf 3). Western philosophy took questions about the universe, world, and everything inside of it and searched for a reasonable and logical explanation to elucidate why things are the way they are. Simple answers to questions deemed as dogmatic no longer satisfied or fed their growing curiosities. Subsequent to Western philosophy, Eastern philosophy brought a whole new spectrum of thought to the philosophical world, opening…

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