Richard Blackmore

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  • 'Exceptionalism In Graham Greene's The Quiet American'

    Within his work, The Quiet American, Graham Greene explicitly criticizes the tendency for western countries to intervene in foreign politics. Denoting his informed position regarding the turmoil in Vietnam, Greene “reported on the French colonialist war in Vietnam for the Sunday Times of London and for Le Figaro and Paris-Match” (Whitfield, 67). That Greene had personally witnessed the western countries’ various attempts to alter Vietnamese politics both qualifies his criticism, and evidences…

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  • Bill Clinton Domestic Policy Analysis

    Introduction Domestic policy is a broad area of public policy, which deals with laws, government programs, and administrative decisions which are directly related to all things that directly affect the people in its own country ("Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)"). I will be analyzing the three presidents: Lyndon B. Johnson, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton, on the basis of how strong or limited they were on their domestic policies. Bill Clinton was chosen for being able to balance the budget…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Bridge Over The River Kwai

    When You Gotta Go, Go! “Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.”
Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States *** Many years ago, I decided to get out of Bangkok for a couple of days of rest and relaxation in Kanchanaburi. The city is the home of the Bridge Over the River Kwai, made famous in the movie and novel of the same name. The bridge is the start of the Death Railway that leads to Burma (formerly Myanmar). Constructed during World War II by POWs and slave laborers, thousands lost…

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  • The Killers In Truman Capote's In Cold Blood

    It was a recipe for disaster: a picturesque family of four, a small town numbering 270, and two misunderstood ex-convicts –yet no one saw it coming. No one could have predicted that the 1959 murders of Herbert Clutter, his wife and 2 children would launch the town of Holcomb, Kansas out of obscurity and onto national headlines. But someone would take it upon himself to piece together the crime in a format far removed from the hysteria characterized by the news media. It was Truman Capote who in…

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  • Ho Chi Minh Communism

    On the other side of the ideological spectrum, a Communist Soviet Union, which is now Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union; welcomed Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh from the Communist nation of North Vietnam. In the Soviet Union, Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh continued his education from France about politics. It can easily be seen that an education from France and an education from the Soviet Union (pre what is now Russia), on the subject of politics is two different things,…

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  • Napoleon Corruption

    Preliminary Statement This reflective piece identifies the main source of corruption to be power. The references I have mainly linked this to are the police force and political leaders as they are some of the most powerful and influential people on the planet. The form of writing taken in this paper is an opinion article. I chose this because it 's an interesting form of writing and it allows me to voice my opinion better on this topic. I have used rhetorical questions to make this paper more…

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  • Supreme Court Case

    The President’s counsel urged two grounds. The first ground was for confidentiality of the information transmitted between the high-ranking officials and the people that advise and assist them. The second ground was that the claim rests on the doctrine of separation of powers and that protects the president” from a judicial subpoena in an ongoing criminal prosecution” (Nixon at 238). Nevertheless, the desire for confidently between high-ranking officials and the doctrine of separation of powers…

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  • Watergate Scandal Of The 1975 Essay

    work properly, so the robbers went back to wiretap the phones, but a security guard noticed that the building’s lock was tampered with. The guard informed the police, who then arrived in time to catch the buglers in the act. Suspicion arose that Richard Nixon might be involved, when detectives found copies of the reelection committee’s White House phone number among the burglars’ belongings. Nixon then promised to the public that his White House staff had no…

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  • Richard Nixon Vietnam Research Paper

    Patrick R. Hollman Billington English 11 8 May 2015 Nixon and Vietnam The presidency of Richard M. Nixon was fraught with turmoil; but despite the madness and chaos that were part of his presidential history, Nixon will go down as one of the most dedicated presidents of our country. At a time that America was in a state of disarray from being involved in three different wars since the beginning of the century, Nixon entered office with Vietnam fully…

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  • Analysis Of Nixon's Flawed Search For Peace By Melvin Small

    In the essay Nixon’s Flawed Search for Peace by Melvin Small, he criticizes some of Richard Nixon’s Vietnam policies. Small had a rather bitter view of Richard Nixon suggesting some interesting points about how his policies and procedures did not follow through in the correct way. When Nixon first came in to office he wanted to end the Vietnam war and bring our troops home. Doing this would be difficult for him because he wanted to portray to the American people that we won the war, even though…

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