The Puzzle of Fascism is a highly controversial new book written by Eric D. Williams. In this book, Williams offers up a single solitary concept, peppered with supporting details and arguments: Fascism and Fascist concepts are becoming more apparent in the American government and American society. Williams offers up many examples, including classic items such as mass control of the media and skewed propaganda, along with more less known items, such as the infamous Hegelian Principle. Though Williams offers up some compelling arguments and facts, some of the book did leave both unimpressed and unconvinced. Due to the fact that Eric Williams is not a very famous writer, little information exists about him that is readily accessible on the Internet (please note that this author should not be confused with D. Eric Williams, author of Heaven Is For Real).
He uses paradoxes to show how Americans are unappeased and frustrated with many things, they are only focused on their own opinions and are intemperate, and lastly Americans believe in these fables about themselves that are not always true. Those who read “Paradox and Dream” need to realize that sometimes people take things for granted. They also have to notice the actions that they take in order for them to be on top, which is not right. Works Cited Steinbeck, John. "Paradox And Dream."
The story just ends. The bad criticism of the controversy over the book ... ... middle of paper ... ...son because of his journey ("Is It about..."). There will always be a controversy on the end of this American novel because everyone is entitled to their own opinion. That is the very basis of American values. Even though to some people, the ending was not that great, everyone learned something, whether it was through Huck’s journey or his destination.
Through George Bush, Orwell’s position on the ambiguity of the English language and its role in politics is shown to have serious implications. Particularily shown by the record number to reelect Bush, many accept the trivialized version of issues surrounding Iraq and fail to understand the complexity of the situation. As a result they are pacified and rendered powerless. Orwell draws an insightful correlation between something as seemingly harmless as general terms and the very stability of this world. The ability of words to influence the state of world affairs and millions of lives exemplifies the importance of communication between people and the need to strive for blunt, unambiguous terms that help uncover and convey the truth.
However the responses to the opposition were filled with too many logical fallacies which gave them less substance. The author did support his overall thesis in the body of his piece but the use of emotional charged language, faulty cause and effect, and personal attracts on his sources made his points weak. Works Cited O’Sullivan, John. “Deadly Staked”. National Review Online.
While this book had the potential of being a great in consideration to the teachings of American history due to its ability to identify little known facts about the United States, it is too flawed to even be thought of as anything impactful. Work Cited Loewen, James W. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.
In the book, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: an American Slave, Douglass explained his “slave years” thoroughly. How he got hurt many times by his slaveholder without any reason, physically and mentally, and how can he get out of this slavery. He also revealed how he stepped out on his fear zone by starting to learn how to read and write. Although learning to read and write was against the law, this is the only way to get out of slavery. He even challenged white kids to prove that he was not ignorant.
To some extent, the fact that critics are still scrambling to explain the extreme differences between his previous work and Mason & Dixon may explain the relative paucity of literary criticism available on the new book to date. .....I would like to take a small first step towards a better understanding of Mason & Dixon by considering Pynchon's conception of history, a theme which is crucial to both it and Gravity's Rainbow. In spite of all the differences, Mason & Dixon remains a scathing indictment of conventional history as true to Pynchon as any of his other works. Furthermore, beyond setting the mood and providing self-parody, the opening is the first of many passages which both link the book to Gravity's Rainbow, and suggest that beneath the happy surface of the novel lie omens of a bleak future. In this context, Mason & Dixon can be read as a meditation on the era in which the technology, philosophy, politics, and economics that plague the twentieth century were just being conceived.
Even though Finkel gives an unbiased report of the Iraq war, in doing so he forgoes the traditional storytelling methods and undertakes the method of reporting. Finkel provides concrete factual evidence but fails to also portray emotional truths which make it hard to believe. For any storyteller, the hardest part is getting the attention of the audience and once the attention is obtained, the next hardest thing is keeping that attention. Finkel’s texts tend to lose the audience from time to time, and according to O’Brien, if Finkel cannot make the audience believe than truth is obsolete which makes his war stories false even though they are true.
Because of the sensitivity of the subjects Bettelheim wrote about, his book collected many literary scholars, fellow psychologists, and journalist critics. Of the people who have read the book, a vast majority of the reviews criticize Bettelheim’s lack of the workings of the human mind and his outstandingly wrong theory of development of autism. The controversies around Bettelheim decant from his book. The other psychologists from around the world who read the book became infuriated with his ideas and one critic was mad enough to say “Bettelheim would impose meaning onto child development through the therapeutic use of the folk tale authoritarian and unscientific, but his stance is symptomatic of numerous humanitarian educators who perpetuate the diseases they desire to c... ... middle of paper ... ...nderstanding of the subject. As a controversial figure his work is thoroughly examined and studied, but overlooked because of increasingly debunked philosophies as “unscientific”, usually referring to his disregarded theories about autism and “refrigerator mothers”.