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    Not much digging is needed to discover Greenwald’s personal interests as the author states it out right, discussing these matters and his beliefs of their importance outright. Glenn’s beliefs are echoed in the words of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis when Greenwald quoted a statement in a case where Brandeis remarked that “the right to be left alone is the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by a free people”16 this essentially summed up what appears to be Greenwald’s core view of Snowden’s case. Having an awareness that Glenn was this kind of person is likely part of the reason that Snowden was adamant that Glenn had to be involved when Snowden chose to become a whistleblower. Upon further analysis of Greenwald’s ideology, it appears that much like Snowden he had within him this western value approach to situations showing a clear interest in pursuing the subjective ‘right’. Interestingly enough, between the lines there appears to be a consensus amongst Snowden and Glenn that none of this…

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    1 to evolve into a law that solidified federal protection over women’s legal rights owing to progressive reformers. The reformers were determined to influence legislators pass state protective laws for communities in general to diminish risks of exploitation by large corporations. And when Curt Muller, a laundry owner violated the Oregon ten-hour law by making a female employee work overtime, the reformers saw it as an avenue to achieve their protective goals. The reformer Florence Kelley took…

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    determination in rebellion are particularly admirable, since she was a female activist during a time in which women were suppressed. Though women didn’t typically voice their opinions, when Whitney saw an opportunity for discussion, she shared her viewpoints, with no fear of the repercussions. She broke gender stereotypes and paved the way for women to voice their opinions. Strum hardly mentions anything about gender and how this played into the case, despite her expertise in women’s studies.…

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    Even though, there are clearly differences and disadvantages from being an international student to being a domestic student, not all the internationals rebuff the idea of mingling with domestic students. Xiang is a perfect example of being involved on campus, she belongs to BADASS (Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society) and holds a leadership position at the Chinese Language Program organized by Brandeis’s language department. She also added that in her experience “Asians have a…

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    Tuesdays With Morrie: Themes In Tuesdays With Morrie, by Mitch Albom, Morrie uses several aphorisms to teach Mitch about life. In the memoir, life lessons taught by Morrie are learned on Tuesdays, leading up to his death. Morrie, a professor of sociology, suffers from ALS, in which he learns the true values of life. He learns the importance of love, family, and where a person’s values are placed. Morrie talks about a different topic on each of the Tuesdays over a span of fourteen weeks. He…

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    Tuesday’s With Morrie is a memoir written by Mitch Albom that tells the story of a sportswriter who reunites with his old professor and friend, Morrie Schwartz. Albom seeks Schwartz out after witnessing a news report report on Schwartz’s ALS diagnosis, and he learns that his favorite professor has only a few months to live. After the two meet, they both agree to meet on Tuesdays, just as they had done during Albom’s college career, for one “final class”, for the remainder of Morrie’s life. The…

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    Benjamin Franklin once famously said, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” There are several pieces of literature like this quote that elaborate on how people deal with and have dealt with mortality. In the book The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, two star crossed lovers, Hazel, a teenage girl with terminal lung cancer, and Augustus, an 18 year old with…

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    Tuesdays With Morrie Theme Analysis Tuesdays With Morrie is about the lifelong bond between a student and his college professor. Mitch hadn’t spoken to his old teacher in years. Morrie and Mitch had a very close relationship, they were not only student and teacher but best friends. One night everything changed. Morrie was on the show “Nightline” being interviewed about his terminal disease. Morrie had ALS or more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch was an up and coming author of…

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    instructor told me that he liked my first draft of my research essay--this was the first compliment I had received from my instructor throughout the entire semester. It turns out that I am better writing research papers than I am writing close-readings--or lens essays, which I seem them as totally pointless and abstract in some way. I am sure there is a logic to it, another form of thinking, mostly with the point to intertextuality, however, it is a bit dull the whole matter. Although, I would…

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    The African American population’s increasing struggle to earn equal rights in areas such as education, facilities, politics, and employment were extremely prominent during the 1950s and 60s. The use of publicity earned by civil right figures within their given organizations, specifically Martin Luther King Jr. (SCLC), Rosa Parks (NAACP), and Malcolm X with the Nation of Islam (NOI), created palpable tension between whites and blacks. Malcolm X and the NOI brought to the table what others civil…

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