Michael Dukakis

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  • Katherine Beckett's Making Crime Pay

    Beckett examines how this process was racialized. Racial attitudes have been demonstrated to be an important predictor of support for law and order rhetoric and the majority of Americans believe that criminals are black and victims are white. What would it mean to further queer this work? I believe that this work can be queered in two important ways. The Criminal as a Racialized, Gendered, and Sexualized Subject In 1988, George H.W. Bush released a powerful and successful TV ad featuring the image of a large, black male named Willie Horton who was released from prison on furlough and then committed assault, armed robbery, and rape. The purpose of this ad was to portray his opponent, Michael Dukakis, as weak on crime. Most political commentators agreed that this ad was devastating for the Dukakis campaign. This image and the discourse surrounding this ad is used by Beckett to demonstrate the ability of elites to tap into racialized fears and anxieties to create support for tough on crime policies and gain political power. A queer analysis would examine this ad and the success it had by looking at not only the racialized aspect of this imagery but the gendered and sexualized imagery and discourse as well. What does it mean that Horton was not just black, but a black male? What does it mean that the crime he committed was a sexual one? To answer this question, I will turn to insights from Roderick A. Ferguson’s work, Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique (2004)…

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  • Annotated Bibliography: What's Wrong With Equal Rights For Women

    This included a muscular foreign policy, economic libertarianism, moral conservatism, and law-and-order. This came after the President Carter administration, where many Americans were upset with the direction of the country to what they saw as weaker. When President Reagan finished his two terms, there was an election between his Vice President, George H.W. Bush and Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. While Dukakis attempted to paint himself as a moderate, the Bush campaign branded him as a…

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  • The Importance Of Eve On Adam And Eve

    When Satan set’s his eyes upon Adam and Eve, it is doubtful they he knew how easy it would be to corrupt their minds. Eve, in my opinion was probably the easiest to manipulate and that is why Satan was delighted to come upon her first rather than Adam. Eve, is just like any other woman, so it is quite easy to distinguish what one needs to do to get on her good graces. Due to it being Eve, Satan tempted her with his evil offer by using flattery on her. Apparently flattery will get you anywhere.…

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  • What Happened To Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness?

    But when the door to the hall, into which no sound from the noisy Metropolis could penetrate, closed behind her, the ore voice of the angel of the cathedral struck at her breast like a steel fist, and she stood still, stunned, raising her hands to her head. Why was Saint Michael crying out so angrily and wildly? Why was the roar of Azrael, the angel of Death joining in so alarmingly? She stepped into the street. Darkness, like a thick layer of soot, lay over the town, and only the cathedral…

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  • Gothic Elements In John Milton's Paradise Lost

    In order for a novel to be considered Gothic literature it has to have certain elements. Milton’s Paradise Lost exudes gothic characteristics. The first is Pandemonium. When Satan and his followers are banished to Hell, together they create Pandemonium. Gothic literature is really all about intense emotion and the confusion between good and evil. Powerful emotion is clearly evident in Paradise Lost as there is a constant grasping or pushing and pulling with good and evil, God and Satan. The…

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  • Islam: The Role Of Jinns In Islam

    The devil, Satan, Iblis, is known by many names. In the Christian faith he is called Satan, while in Islam he is referred to in various places as Iblis, or Shaytaan in other places. Satan/Iblis, is mainly first introduced to us in the story of Adam and Eve in both the Christian faith and Islam. He is the first disobeyer to God and thus represents the rebellion against God and the path of the wrongdoers. In Islam, it was mentioned that Iblis is a member of a type of God’s creatures called “Jinn”.…

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  • Personal Narrative: A Career In Substance Abuse

    When I first decided to go back to school in 2013, I wanted to work in the substance abuse field. Due to my personal experience with opiate addiction, I knew that I could help a population of people who needed it the most. Half way through my Associate degree, I lost Cody, who was someone I loved very, much to a heroin overdose. Everyone I worked with was him and I saw him in every client. When the grief and the confusion lifted, I knew that working with addiction so directly, was now too close…

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  • Proctor's Inferno Analysis

    What has brought upon this madness? It is as though the entire town of Salem has been swept up in a wild inferno of vengeance – an inferno surely herding us all into the wrathful grasp of Satan. Surely, for all the years of learning, the wisdom I have found in my books I should have doused this folly before it began! I see the brand of condemnation on my hands, as bright and stained as it were the ink that with those hands sold the souls of the good Christian men and women of Salem. I have not…

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  • Feminist Criticism In John Milton's Paradise Lost

    Throughout history, John Milton’s Paradise Lost has been viewed as a controversial poem for several reasons. Whether it is Milton’s portrayal of Satan, as a semi-hero, with mainly heroic characteristics, or Milton’s God in Paradise Lost, one can see that the writer challenged conventional roles of his time. Less apparent is Milton’s progressive viewpoint on women in the poem. Although Milton cannot be classified as a feminist writer, Eve’s portrayal is highly liberal for the seventeenth century.…

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  • The Importance Of Free Will In John Milton's Paradise Lost

    Free will is an extremely important concept in John Milton’s Paradise Lost that greatly impacts the fateful decision made by Adam and Eve. Many questions are raised in the face of a notion such as free will, which prompt the reader and Milton to understand God’s logic and Adam and Eve’s reasoning for turning their backs on it. God makes his new creations “just and right / sufficient to have stood, though free to fall,” and, therefore, obtain the explicitly stated ability to turn against…

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