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The Truth About Food And Food

- The Truth about Food Local grown fresh produce is more beneficial to society than fast food or mass produced food. Buying locally will bring a higher quality of life for many generations to come by having a cleaner environment and enhancing the community. Fast food is killing society and causing a plaque of obesity which causes other health problems. Buying local fresh food is a much healthier choice for children and adults alike. Fresh food will also boost the economy through creating jobs and educating the population....   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Hypertension, Junk food]

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The Story Behind The Truth

- The Story Behind the “Truth” The genre fiction brings the audience into a new experience they have never experienced before in their lives. It introduces different types of people and places one can only imagine. A fiction uses fantasy as a way to reel us into a story as if we, the audience, are part of it. In which it can have an effect on our memory because the brain uses only bits of pieces of information from our memory to tell a story we want to believe. In his novel, The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien uses fiction as a way to make Vietnam seem like a fantasy....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Novel, Character]

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Conspiracy Theory and The Truth

- “Look, if you think any American official is going to tell you the truth, then you’re stupid. Did you hear that. – stupid,” proclaims Arthur Sylvester, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (The Governments, 1). Those that reflect a low trust for the government and businesses have conjured various theories to explain where the government has failed to inform their nation with all of the information. With the government exempting themselves from telling their citizens the truth, America has every right not to trust them....   [tags: government, nsa, global spy]

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Seeking Truth in "Oedipus Rex"

- A man goes to the doctors for an ordinary physical; after several tests were performed the doctors want to share some tragic information with the man. One of the tests diagnosed the man with a disease that will result in him dying. The man’s first reaction is that he wants to know how much longer he has to live. The question is does one really want to put a timer on the amount of time they have left. In this society there are many people who seek the truth to matters that can have tremendous effect on their lives....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Ambiguous Nature Of Truth

- The ambiguous nature of truth in media is clearly demonstrated throughout the whole of Citizen Kane. This is initially portrayed through the newspaper headlines at the start of the film which are shown to juxtapose each other and help to show different perspectives of Kane’s death. The Inquirer states that the “Entire nation Mourns Great Publisher” in contrast to the Chronicle which states that “Few will Mourn Him”. This beginning not only introduces the newspaper magnate Kane and the influence of fame but also the fact that truth is completely based on perspective and is not subjective, especially in the media....   [tags: William Randolph Hearst, Citizen Kane, Newspaper]

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The Truth Behind American History

- The Truth behind American History “History is important. If you don 't know history it is as if you were born yesterday. And if you were born yesterday, anybody up there in a position of power can tell you anything, and you have no way of checking up on it.” ― Howard Zinn Three month ago l started this course, History 1301 thinking that I known all there is to know about the American history from middle school and high school, but after taking this course I found out that there are so many things that I didn’t know or understand about the United States....   [tags: United States, Cold War, Vietnam War]

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The Natural Organ Of Truth

- Chapter One: Introduction “For me, reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. Imagination, producing new metaphors or revivifying old, is not the cause of truth, but its condition.” (Lewis, 1980, p. 265). Imagination has been a topic of great inquiry within the therapeutic fields, and has been a crucial part of the relationship between society and healing. It has existed in many ways throughout theories and practices, while having various transformations back and forth between being seen as an effective path of therapy....   [tags: Art, Arts, ART, The arts]

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Power Corrupts

- People want power because it gives them control and dominance over others. Power gives the person who has it the ability to do whatever they want, say whatever they want and make people do what they want. In the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller the whole plot revolves around the theme of power. There is a never ending conflict of characters to keep, assert and acquire power. The most prominent characters that ultimately hurt the community the most due to their greed and lust for power are Deputy Governor Danforth, Reverend Parris and Abigail Williams....   [tags: American Theater]

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The Hidden Truth in Fiction

- The Hidden Truth in Fiction “No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and is misunderstood now” (Richard Nixon). This quote said by Richard Nixon was directed toward everyone in the United States involved in relaying the events of Vietnam back to the U.S. It showed how almost no one was able to describe any realistic detail of the event, except for Tim O’Brien. A student at Macalester College, Tim O’Brien was heavily involved in various antiwar protests, such as war protests and several peace vigils (“The Things They Carried…” 318)....   [tags: American History, Vietnam War]

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The Truth Behind Computer Hackers

- It was the year of 1946, when the very first computer named ENIAC was created. Now, as of 2012, there are about 1.1 Billion Computer in the world. They are all connected by networks. In a way its like a large spider web, hence the name “World Wide Web”. Now you might ask “Well how are these Networks managed or controlled?” That is where our technology kings and queens come in. Many people consider them as “Hackers”, when the truth is people who consider these hackers as criminals are highly incorrect,as all hackers aren't criminals....   [tags: white hats, greay hats, world wide web]

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The Truth within Creation Myths

- In the dictionary, a myth is “an ancient story; a traditional story about heroes or supernatural beings, often attempting to explain the origins of natural phenomena or aspects of human behavior”, which, in the context of our lessons, is correct. But this definition is so logical and steely that it couldn’t possibly encompass even a fraction of the meaning that they held for the people who created them, and, thus, believed them to be not fiction, but truth. When early man began pining for answers to everyday occurrences, they found them, usually....   [tags: myths, ]

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Privacy or Truth: Behind WikiLeaks

- WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organization that publishes submissions of unveiled and confidential information from anonymous news sources, news leaks, and whistleblowers. The slogan of this organization is “keep government open”, which emphasizes WikiLeaks’ purpose to eliminate censorship and establish an untraceable mass document leaking system. After publishing its first document which was about a decision to assassinate government officials in December 2006 (Massimo 2010), WikiLeaks has received praise as well as criticism from publics....   [tags: The Media]

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The Pessimistic Truth Of Death

- The Pessimistic Truth of Death In John Donne 's poem “Death Be Not Proud,” Donne explores the ideology of death while also simultaneously including ideas of his personal religious beliefs. The narrator begins in line one by addressing death as though it is a person. The narrator is challenging death to show that he is in fact not intimidated by something that is usually feared. The author continues on to accuse death of being egotistical and explains that no person should comply with death and give him the satisfaction he is searching for....   [tags: Poetry, John Donne, Sonnet, Rhyme]

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Quest for Truth Depicted in Swift's Gulliver's Travels and Huxley's Brave New World

- The search for the truth may take a lifetime, while for others it may take a year. It all depends on the person and how eager he acts to seek out the truth. The truth within every human being describes an individual’s thoughts that we hold sacred, that make us unique. The following expression “the truth will set you free”, has swept across the nation, through movies and other types of media entertainment. With the knowledge of truth comes great power which houses both good and evil thoughts. If used for evil, it can imprison a person, while for good it can release a man from prison....   [tags: Gulliver's Travels, Brave New World]

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Injustices of Women of Color by Sojourner Truth in Speech, Ain't I Woman

- Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I Woman In the speech “Ain’t I a Woman”, the Sojourner Truth delivered during the Women’s Convention of 1851, she speaks on the injustices that women and colored people endured during that horrible time in America. I will make an effort to explore the ways she utilizes rhetorical methods as a means to accomplish a victorious and compelling delivery of her message. In this analysis, I will talk about the way Sojourner draws on her own individual experiences evoke an emotional reaction from her audience, relating with the women and mothers equally....   [tags: african-american, difficulties, discrimination]

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Descartes: Knowledge is Truth

- Descartes: Knowledge is Truth With the emergence of the scientific revolution in the 17th century, views of society and nature were transformed throughout Europe. There were great developments in mathematics, physics, astronomy, biology, and chemistry. The world and its views were changing, and with that change, came a new change in thought, a new change in philosophy. Apart from ancient Greek philosophy, which was centered on finding order in a vast variety of things by searching for a fundamental amalgamating principle, Descartes sought to establish order via some fundamental division....   [tags: scientific revolution, astronomy, perception]

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The Truth about Prostitution

- ... People are so caught up in what they know, that they don’t realize it is actually less vulgar. Paying a woman or man to sexually please you is more personal than paying a couple of strangers to have sex with a camera crew watching, and yet people find it more disturbing because of the media and the current state of the underground prostitution ring. Currently prostitution is bad and the people who are involved in it are criminals, so why not change it to a safe industry full of healthy, normal people....   [tags: making it a legal profession]

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The Power Of One Voice By Tony Norman

- In his essay “The Power of One Voice,” award-winning columnist Tony Norman wrote, “Never underestimate the power of one voice. One voice is all it takes to speak truth to power…One voice spoke the world into being. One voice shatters mountains with a whisper.” Although Norman speaks to the power of one voice, not every voice is considered equal. A voice does have power, but specific voices are heralded over others. In The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave, black woman Mary Prince’s story is only heard and voiced through the actual author, Secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society Thomas Pringle....   [tags: White people, Black people, The Color Purple]

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The Truth To A Ballad

- The Truth to a Ballad “At her Redeemer’s throne she’ll stand, And she’ll be cured of woe, And He her bloodied hands will wash, And she’ll be white as snow” (15). This quote concludes the beautifully written ballad located in the first chapter of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace. By summarizing the events leading up to the murders, the murders themselves, and the ensuing trial, the poem presents the reader with what appears to be a foreshadowing of things to come. However, though the ballad reflects many of the novel’s events, there are several differences which contradict Grace’s narration....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Control of Power in Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- One of the key concepts achieving success is to consider the wealth of ambition; however, it can act as a "two-edged sword" problem in someone's life. William Shakespeare uses the character Macbeth demonstrates the dangerous qualities amount of uncontrolled ambitions in the tragic play of "Macbeth”. The prophecies and Lady Macbeth are using Macbeth's ambition achieving the goal of being the King of Scotland by considering to murder the current king, Duncan. In a result, Macbeth's ambition goes out of control by accomplishing a series of murderers to cover up the golden truth, which results in his ruthlessness and disrupt relationships with everyone....   [tags: duncan, uncontrolled ambition]

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Behold The Barbie: Education, Power and Symbology

- Embodied within the image of the ideal is the dynamism between empowerment and conformity. Within the sphere of conformity the masses become a "collective coercion of bodies" Thus, the state has possessed the mind in order that it might possess the body. Humans, therefore are willing agents, since the body has been shaped or as French philosopher Michel Foucault would explain "in the form of habits and behavior…the body [is] subjected to training" This training often happens without conscious knowledge, or even if there is knowledge of it, the practice remains because of its beneficial qualities of order to the larger society as a whole....   [tags: Culture]

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The Between Computational Power And Human Cognition

- The age of computing technology has grown exponentially since the creation of the Third Reich’s Telex Messaging system in 1933 to the release of Apple’s first Personal Computer Lisa in 1983, but the age long controversial question that has perplexed the human race over the last 80 years is “Can computers actually think?” The difference between computational power and human cognition are both fields away from each other, but as the turn of the decade comes to a close most of us humans ponder the question of if human understanding can be incorporated into the programming of Artificial Intelligence to create consciousness....   [tags: Artificial intelligence, Computer]

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Power and Dominant Culture: George Orwell

- 1984 is full of sociological aspects that, although they take place in a fictional world, mirror aspects and issues that can be seen in existing sociological structures and institutions. The society in 1984 is seemingly very radical compared to those that the world is familiar with, however, in some aspects it seems only a short step from reality. The story is representative of many sociological concepts and in this essay I will focus on two: power and dominant culture. The Party holds complete power over its people through many different facets including sanctions, restriction of resources, and complete command of media....   [tags: control, media, societal issues]

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economy of power

- 15 The economy of power ‘I would like to suggest another way to go further towards a new economy of power relations, a way which is more empirical, more directly related to our present situation, and which implies more relations between theory and practice. Michel Foucault, 1982 Beyond the repressive hypothesis: Power as power/knowledge Foucault never attempts any (impossible) definition of power. At best, he gives a definition of power relations in an essay published in 1982: ‘The exercise of power is not simply a relationship between partners, individual or collective; it is a way in which certain actions modify others....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Challenges Of Academic Study Of Religion

- Serhan Tanriverdi Reflection Paper Academic Study of Religion Prof. Abdulaziz Sachedina The Challenges of Academic Study of Religion The academic study of religion is very challenging task because religion is a complex phenomenon. Thus, the study of religion varies based on different disciplines and approaches. Some studies are broad and comprehensive while some are narrow and exclusionary. There is a wide-range of study methodology in various ways. So, each study method can be viewed as a way of understanding, seeing and interpreting the multidimensional meaning and practice of religion....   [tags: Religion, Sociology, Society, Truth]

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Balance Of Power

- The Balance of Power Throughout the semester, a theme that has guided our thoughts has been the idea that the self is the capacity to have capacities. Through what we have read, written about, and discussed, we have been trying to come up with our own answers to the questions about the self; what a capacity is, how we find them, which ones are essential to human flourishing, what we do with them once they are found. Yet all of these questions lead us to answer that final and defining question of "what is the 'truth'?" A capacity is a capability or a realized power in a person....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Toni Cade Bambara’s The Lesson in the Cave

- Toni Cade Bambara’s “The Lesson” in the Cave In “The Allegory of the Cave,” Plato describes the cave as very dark with chained people inside and a wall where they can only see shadow illusions, which they believe is reality. Outside the cave, there is “light” and “truth.” One chained person is released into the “light,” which is uncomfortable at first, because of how bright the “light” or “truth” is however, once he adjusts, he realizes the outer world is the “truth” or reality and the cave is a shadow of reality....   [tags: truth, allegory of the cave]

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Analysis Of Stephen Crane 's ' A Man Adrift On A Slim Spar '

- The poetry of Stephen Crane, at first glance over, might be taken as poetry against religion, depicting the god in a harsh, cold manner. But Stephen Crane does not write his poetry to denounce religion and a god, but he writes it with the mindset to disillusion the fanatics who only see one side of the equation. For Stephen Crane sees more to know better than to just blindly accept the religion he’s a part of, or any predominant religion for that matter, as wholly good and just based solely on the fact that it’s a religion following a god....   [tags: Religion, Human, Truth, Thought]

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Locked Doors And Fears - Original Writing

- Locked doors and fears. Sound familiar. Some translations say, “Suddenly”, out of the blue, without prior knowledge instantly Jesus appears in the middle of their fears. It continues; “Jesus came and stood in their midst.” Jesus loves to take a stand right in the middle of our slavery, in whatever form it takes. Did He walk through the walls. Did He pick the locks. Was it a trick. Either way it was a miracle. And so it is with you and I, as Jesus jumps into the centre of what is holding us down in order to lift us up....   [tags: Religion, Truth, Faith, Jesus]

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The Age of Enlightment and Its Influence toward the French Revolution

- Enlightenment, which can be defined as a time when philosophers emphasized the use of reason to understand truth as well as the emergence of the belief that the power of human knowledge and reason can improve human society. Its scholars shared a critical style, a commitment to open-mindedness, and hostility to authority. These ideas influenced the conditions that would result in the French Revolution because they gave people the notion that they should have representation in their government. One enlightenment idea that was incorporated into these events was inalienable rights....   [tags: applying reason in the search of truth]

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The Truth is Out There do we Wish to Know

- The Truth is Out There do we Wish to Know The Heart of Darkness The search for truth and knowledge consumes us all at some point in our lives, but we don’t always find what we are looking for in Truth. We wish it to be definitive, but more than that, we search for it with the strong belief that we will find it and be pleased, pleasantly enlightened, and will live better lives for it. In Heart of Darkness, it is shown that this is seldom true. Kurtz was destroyed by the truth he discovered about himself and the world he lived in....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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The And The Natural Sciences

- Would you say someone is knowledgeable about matter x if that person has no justification to back such claims. Wouldn’t it be foolish to undoubtedly believe a fortune teller, to place your bets on reason less predictions. I simply ask you to be wise, as wise as the wisest of men, as wise as Socrates for he knew he knew nothing. Today, two thousand sixteen years later we possess just about as much knowledge as he did. Surprisingly it would come to me if someone would not argue otherwise. Arguments backup up by medical advancements, technology, and multiple discoveries in the natural sciences....   [tags: Truth, Epistemology, Reality, Plato]

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The Ugly Truth: An Examination of Stereotypes in Media

- The Ugly Truth, a film which was released in 2009, displays many particular stereotypes and gender issues which we find within American society. Gender is made up of socially constructed ideas which are reinforced by society in regards to what it means to be masculine or feminine. We first learn gender from our parents; however they too had to first learn it from their families and society. Within the American society, the media takes on a large role in creating gender norms. The media is made up of films, magazines, television programs, and news papers....   [tags: Movie, Film]

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Religion As A Cultural System

- Geertz defines religion as ‘(1) a system of symbols which acts to (2) establish powerful, pervasive, and long-lasting moods and motivations in men by (3) formulating conceptions of a general order of existence and (4) clothing these conceptions with such an aura of factuality that (5) the moods and motivations seem uniquely realistic.’ In this essay, I will focus on the Geertz’s idea, and Asad’s subsequent critique, of symbols. (Geertz, Clifford, and Michael Banton. "Religion as a cultural system." (1966).) Firstly, we must define what symbol means in terms of Geertz’s work....   [tags: Religion, Christianity, Faith, Truth]

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Plato's The Republic – Should We Search for the Truth?

- Plato's Republic – Should We Search for the Truth. There is the common belief that what we experience as reality is just a mere illusion of the truth. Plato's allegory of the cave in "The Republic" describes human beings as being chained in a cave, such that they cannot move but are forced to face a wall, onto which shadows of puppets and themselves are projected. They are deceived into believing that their reality is composed of these "shadows" when actually, the world of truth is the "light" outside the cave....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]

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Empiricism and Rationalism: Searching for God and Truth

- We live in a time where everyone is searching for a reason to believe in something, there have posters and advertisement stating that “Only Prayer Can Save America”. Well if prayer can save us then there is only one question left to be answered. Who are we praying to. What are we praying for. God is the almighty, the creator of everything and without him there would be no world and no us. But many people seem to question if He really exist. In the world there are many streams of philosophy that have argued the existence of God, Platonism, naturalism, Aristotelianism, realism, empiricism, and rationalism they have even tried to convince nonbelievers about the defensibility and validity of God...   [tags: Philosophy ]

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The Humanistic Facade of Empirical Truth: Nietzche

- Playing to the chord of intrinsic causality in its most fundamental form, Nietzsche’s profundity into the reality of being Explicates a physis of our reality; and that what is evident around us is misconstrued through the nomos of our portrayal of existence. The humanistic facade of empirical truth, truly, has no truth, and that meaning is purely the outcome of a subjective reality that we have constructed for ourselves. No idea can be as astounding and depressing as this. Leading one to ask,” If humans have no idea what’s going on around them, then what’s the point of creating these philosophies?” Well, the point is that why does there need to be a point....   [tags: philosophy, causality]

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Truth and Hypocrisy in Animal Farm and The Scarlet Letter

- Truth and Hypocrisy In Animal Farm and The Scarlet Letter Lies are often distorted into truth by those in power, who eventually become hypocrites as they continue to delude for selfish gain. In the process of this distortion, they will do everything possible to conceal and maintain their hunger for dominance and deference. This theme of truth ( or lack thereof ) and ultimate hypocrisy is skillfully shown through Napoleon in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, and Reverend Dimmesdale in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Reconciliation Through Truth For South Africa

- Reconciliation through truth seeking in South Africa In contrast to amnesia, restorative justice aims to restore social relations, to promote peaceful coexistence and to reconcile the conflicting parties (Pascoe 2007: 97). They are often directly associated with truth and reconciliation commissions (TRC) in one form or another - an institution made popular in the 1990s when South Africa set up the first of its kind and as such making it the model for all the ones to follow. Historically TRCs have been seen as “second-best” alternatives, located somewhere between the impossibility of retributive justice prohibited by the complex nature of the transitional governments and the growing demand fo...   [tags: Human rights, South Africa, Restorative justice]

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The Truth That The Soul Of A Man Never Dies

- "Swimmer knew a few ways to kill the soul of an enemy and many ways to protect your own. His spells portrayed the spirit as a frail thing, constantly under attack and in need of strength, always threatening to die inside you. Inman found this notion dismal indeed, since he had been taught by sermon and hymn to hold as truth that the soul of man never dies”(14). Inman is remembering a Cherokee boy he met in his youth. He recalls the stories we would tell about how animals and other things came to be the way they are now....   [tags: Thought, Human, Mind]

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Oedipus And Antigone : The Battle Of Truth And Wisdom

- Free will is an illusion, as nobody can escape their destiny. Despite attempts to avoid a certain fate, humanity revolves around it. This theory is highlighted throughout Sophocles’ work, including in “Oedipus the King” and in “Antigone”. Oedipus, Creon, Antigone, and Tiresias played major roles in the battle of truth and wisdom. Oedipus tried to escape the prophecy of him killing his father and marrying his mother. Despite attempts, the prophecy became true as he hastily discovered his past, while trying to cure his city....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus]

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The Real Truth about Batman and Superman

- The Real Truth about Batman and Superman Now in these days everyone one likes to read comic books since they became part of our society. What makes them interesting is how entertaining they could get giving us different points of views on different stories of superheroes. Many of us believe that “Classic superheroes stories are wildly fun, suspenseful and exciting” (Tom and Matt Morris) forgetting the idea of what really makes a hero. Different perceptions of superheroes are considered based on their wrong actions and way of thinking....   [tags: Comic Books]

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The Truth about Forever by Sara Dessen

- ... As stated before, Deborah forces perfection and work into Macy due to the untouched grief of Mr. Queen’s death. Jason does not understand and appreciate the affection that Macy gives him, resulting in their “break” for the summer. Macy now has a more open mind about her summer, and starts working for Wish Catering unexpectedly, “Those four letters {Wish} like the ones I’d written to Jason, had many meanings and no guarantees… I put myself in gear and followed them” (59). While Macy’s summer is helping her become happy again, her mother does not approve of what she is spending her time doing (catering), thanks to her all work and no play avoidance of grief; “‘This coming year is so import...   [tags: literary analysis]

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Perfection Is Inevitable, Words That Speak Truth

- Perfection is inevitable, words that speak truth in many ways. In George Orwell’s famous novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, Winston Smith, the main character, lives in a totalitarian regime set in London in the year he thinks is 1984. Winston works for the controlling government, but is a member of the country’s lowest caste. Within Orwell’s novel, it supports that in reality, a utopian society cannot work, because of how dictating the totalitarian government is within the novel establishing the dystopian civilization....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell]

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The Second Truth About The Balancing Act

- The second truth about the balancing act is all about learning the balance of saying ‘yes’ and ‘no’. You simply cannot say ‘yes’ to everything, whether it is children’s parties or work-related things. But the thing to remember is that saying ‘yes’ isn’t even necessary. First, you’ve already defined your goals in the above step. This means you have the plan to work towards your goals. If you are asked to do something, you need to think whether it helps you closer to your priority or not. If it doesn’t and you have ten million other things to do, just say ‘no’....   [tags: Thing, Mother, Want, Paisley Park Records]

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Sojourner Truth : Women 's Rights

- Sojourner Truth was a born slave named Isabella, delivered her speech at a woman’s convention in Ohio in 1851. Women’s rights were a big issue but Black Women’s rights were in worse condition. She stood for feminism, racial equality and religion. She supported freedmen and corner preached about Evangelism after she understood the bible and Christianity more. She was an abolitionist and women’s right’s activist and was born a slave in New York State. She bore around thirteen children and had three of them sold away from her....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Slavery]

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Encapsulating the Truth of ADD/ADHD Medications

- Encapsulating the Truth of ADD/ADHD Medications Modern American society provides it's young people with a plethora of contradicting paradigms, all of which are built upon simplistic ideas of the best possible means of success. Study your notes and you'll ace the test, read the chapter and you'll comprehend the material, just pay attention and you'll be fine. When the reality that even the easiest of tasks such as studying, reading, or paying attention have the potential to become academic nightmares, those looking for a shortcut have resorted to using ADD/ADHD prescription medications to power through and make the grade....   [tags: Modern American Society, ADD, ADHD]

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Power to Be a Witness

- Why would someone pass up the opportunity of receiving a free gift. Then once accepting the gift, why would someone keep that good news to himself or herself. Most people would want to share and tell others how they too could receive the gift. This must be how the disciples felt waiting for the Lord to fulfill his promise to send the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5). They had a gift from God to share, which offered everlasting life through His Son Jesus. The Holy Spirit was to be their helper and give them power to be witnesses for His message of salvation....   [tags: Christianity ]

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Truth and Nature

- Truth and Nature As I read more of Nietzsche and Loa Tzu, there is an increasing similarity between the basic structures of both philosophical hypotheses than there is difference. Though the outcomes differ, and even the rational of both men's thought process are plotted differently, and suggest drastically different ideal lifestyles, both works, the Tao Te Ching and the Will to Power argue for first an acceptance of an immoral world, a world with no true good nor evil, nor up nor down, but rather just man as he is and nature, connected to man, just the way it is....   [tags: Papers]

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The Secret to Power

- The Secret to Power In December 1917 the cheka became the grave diggers of all who opposes the communist party's will during the Russian Revolution. Originally established as a temporary institutions to be abolished once Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks had consolidated their power, they soon acquired powers of summary justice and began a campaign of terror against the propertied classes and enemies of Bolshevism. Although many Bolsheviks viewed the checka with hatred and spoke out against its excesses ("Revelations from the Russian Archive"), Stalin's continued use of the secret police enabled him to control all aspects of Soviet life and was seen as crucial to the survival of the n...   [tags: stalin, russian revolution, bolsheviks ]

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The Nature of Power

- In the book, Obasan, Joy Kogawa uses imagery to convey different symbolic meanings in Naomi's life. Naomi goes through a journey in the novel to uncover the truth of her past. One of the many literary elements that the novel possesses is animal imagery that emphasizes meaning and contributes to the novel's theme. Several animals are mentioned throughout the novel to represent Naomi's emotions and her journey. Kogawa utilizes the several instances of animal imagery in her novel, Obasan, to reveal the nature of power, both physically and emotionally, and the victim of power—Naomi....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Joy Kogawa]

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The Power of Manipulation

- It was July 1519. The stage was set in Leipzig, and thousands of Europeans flocked to Pleissenburg Castle, where the Protestant Martin Luther and Scholastic Johann Eck had gathered to debate one of the most seminal theological issues of the era. The seeds of the Protestant Reformation had been planted, but the turmoil had barely begun. At a superficial level, it was difficult for many contemporary followers to comprehend where Luther and Eck disagreed. Both theologians believed in the presence of God in human life and both agreed on the existence of salvation....   [tags: Protestant, Magic, Illusion]

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The Power of Words

- "The picture he had of the city was reduced to what she said of it, and finally it was her speech alone that could call up and protect that picture. 
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 Languages Words are very powerful things, they are not simply just letters written on a sheet of paper; they can inspire, motivate, and evoke certain emotions. Think of your favorite songs and realize that the lyrics can bring joy, happiness, sadness, depression, loneliness, longing, or any emotion imaginable to others based on their own personal experiences....   [tags: Language ]

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The Power of Language

- The American society is a melting pot of different cultures, race, and languages. Living in America does not mean that someone is a natural born American or a perfect English speaker. Many people who migrated to America face discrimination due to their inability to speak proper English. In her essay, “Mother Tongue,” author Amy Tan examines the various struggles she faces with her identity through language and the perspective American society has on Asian-American immigrants. Throughout the essay, Tan studies the development of the different Englishes that she uses in different settings....   [tags: culture, melting pot]

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The Power of Manipulation

- Macbeth’s weakness of mind and character allowed the witches to manipulate him psychologically, rather than acting as a supernatural force. The Weird Sisters were pivotal in Macbeth’s eventual breakdown. They choose their target very wisely, and since Macbeth is, to them, merely a worthless pawn, the loss of his sanity was not even considered a small price to pay, but a pleasurable consequence. Until Macbeth’s encounter with the witches, he was a noble character, but they planted evil seeds into his mind....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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The Rich Get Richer

- HYPOTHESIS: The rich get richer, within a secret society where only trust is accepted. An eighty billion dollar arms deal between BAE (British Aerospace), Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia who represented the Saudi Air force and the U.K, stir controversy because of “Black money” or secret payments. The question is, when too much political power reigns how can they be prosecuted; it seems that the Saudi government was allowed to be corrupt because of their political power and ties to terrorism. The UK allowed and paid for services because they were able to create more jobs and selfishly gain political power....   [tags: Power]

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The Power of Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles

- The Power of Tess of the d'Urbervilles          "If an offence come out of the truth, better it is that the offence come than the truth be concealed." Thomas Hardy added these words in the introduction to the fifth edition of this novel (Hardy v). He provided this quote from St. Jerome somewhat defensively, in response to the criticism he received for Tess prior to this edition.   Originally printed in serial form in two magazines, this novel underwent bowdlerization in order to be published....   [tags: Tess of the d'Urbervilles Essays]

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Social Class And Power Of William Shakespeare 's Hamlet

- Social Class and Power Used to Control and to Disrupt William Shakespeare was one of the first to introduce many to the distinct divide in social class and those who where in power. Some of Shakespeare 's most famous literatures & playwrights tell the stories and air the dirty laundry of people associated high in power and social class. In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet Shakespeare gives many examples of social class and power and how they both can destroy and disrupt when greed and unrighteousness gets in the way....   [tags: Hamlet, Characters in Hamlet, Gertrude]

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The Power of Fate in Macbeth

- Fate is one person's destiny, it cannot be understood by mere mortals but a greater power beyond human comprehension. Fate is so powerful that it controls a person's outcome on life before it happens. Many people become victims of fate in which they catch a glimpse of what their future is going to look like, but do not totally grasp the outcome. Macbeth cannot fully comprehend the possible outcome of his fate because he is mortal, and therefore is a victim to his power driven quest and his ultimate fate....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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Theme of Power Corruption in Animal Farm, by George Orwell

- Power can have the persuasive action in undoing the moral ethics of one’s character. This can be seen throughout history, such as World War II and proven by the actions of Napoleon in the allegory, Animal Farm, by George Orwell. As Lord Acton said “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” In history what was viewed as a villain or wrong doer is never the same as the perception. A leader does not begin wanting to do wrong, they start with the best intentions, but power is a tricky thing, showcased in Animal Farm as Utopian ideals but with failed practices....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Power By William Shakespeare 's King Lear

- Power is a person’s capacity to influence and control. In Shakespeare’s time and in the modern world, power is something that is sought by many people. When used for good, power can inspire change, help society and unify a nation. However, in William Shakespeare’s play King Lear, it is a force strong enough to turn family against each other, and drive people mad. Goneril and Regan are corrupted by the power their father gives them. Edmund is corrupted by the power of his new position, Earl, and King Lear is blinded by his belief that he is the all-powerful King....   [tags: King Lear, William Shakespeare, Philip Sidney]

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Hip-Hop and To Kill a Mockingbird

- Drugs, violence, and crime, the life of the stereotypical criminal black man. People’s perspectives on stereotypes like these can be influenced and changed. Bob Ewell, from To Kill A Mockingbird, greatly affects his community. Lyrics in mainstream hip-hop often seem to promote violence and crime, but often it is the artists’ mouthpiece to reveal how these stereotypes are still in place and have impact on the black community. In both hip-hop and To Kill A Mockingbird, we see how these characters with access to money and power have the ability to influence others’ views based on stereotypes....   [tags: power and stererotypes]

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The Corruptness of Power Depicted in George Orwell's Animal Farm

- “History consists of a series of swindles where the masses are first lead into revolt by the promise of Utopia, and then, when they have done their job, enslaved all over again by their new masters”- George Orwell. Only one man has the insight and the genius to depict this. Only he understood that in the end, humans cannot defeat human nature, because it is inherit in themselves. In Animal Farm, the farm animals, fueled by Old Major’s speech, rebel against Farmer Jones. They set up a commune under the control of the pigs soon afterwards....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays]

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Beauty and the Power of Words in Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen

- Hedda Gabler as a character speaks against the patriarchy of 19th century Europe through her desire for beauty, her power of over words, and her silence. During the first matinee performances in London in the early 1890’s, one of the women who watched the performance exclaimed, “Hedda is all of us” (Moi 436). In a society constructed by men, Hedda Gabler take the lead role in the story named after her. Henrik Isben gave Hedda’s character a sense of power in entitling the work after her. It forces the reader to recognize Hedda as a person of her own rather than as the general’s daughter or Tresman’s wife....   [tags: silence, patrichy, ]

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Power in Henry IV Part One by William Skakespeare

- Humans from all races, morals and cultures have common traits among them. . All people are self-interested; they will never cause themselves to do something except if it is beneficial for them. They can be trustworthy at times, but they will turn selfish, hypocritical and misleading in adverse times. According to Machiavelli, there are four ways to come in to power. This power can be achieved through abilities, wealth or network, crime and lastly by inheriting the position or through the nobles....   [tags: language, bold, manipulance, plans]

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Language as Proof of Power in The Art of Black English

- “Because we wanted our the messages to be published…” (Jordan 371) It was there, in that line, that I came to the initial belief that the best decision for June Jordan’s students was to write the opening, group paragraph to Newsday and the Brooklyn police in Standard English. I quickly wrote down my belief, for I wanted to remember it as I read on. I knew that whatever was to come could be powerful enough to sway me, or raw enough to leave me lost. Before I delve in to my final belief on the ultimate choice made by the students of June Jordan’s class, “The Art of Black English”, I must justify the reasoning behind paying tribute to Reggie Jordan in the “language of [his] killers” (Jordan 37...   [tags: killers, tongue, student, goal, class]

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America 's Power At Its Most Liquid

- American aphorist Mason Cooley said, “Money: power at its most liquid.” This statement holds much truth, especially regarding the period prior to the 18th century. In this time, European countries searched for wealth and economic gain in order to become the most powerful. France, England and Spain’s desire for money and economic prosperity greatly changed the world, as well as their people’s lives. As these nations searched for an alternate trade route that would allow them to reach Asia and its wealth, the New World was discovered....   [tags: United States, Europe, Americas, New World]

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Analysis of Jonathan Harr´s A Civil Action

- ... Facher’s words provide proof that achieving victory is far more important than providing the facts and discovering truth, in his opinion. His actions and tactics indeed worked for him. Furthermore, the chances of the plaintiff winning a civil court case are low. When it comes to it, a settlement is commonly agreed on before a verdict is even presented. Schlichtmann didn’t want the case and refused at first because he knew it was going to be tough. He explained his reasons for not wanting the case in his quote: The odds of a plaintiff's lawyer winning in civil court are two to one against....   [tags: leukemis, chemicals, truth, children, water]

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Analysis Of Surah 88 Of The Qur ' An

- In Surah 88 of The Qur’an, Allah relays to Muhammad that on the Day of the Overwhelming Event, there will be those who will enter the Fire and those who will enter the Garden. Allah’s message warns disbelievers that they will “enter the blazing Fire” and will be “forced to drink from a boiling spring” on the day of the Overwhelming Event (88.4-5). The burning and heat imagery describe the Hell in which the disbelievers will suffer in for eternity. The essence of Hell conquers the damned as they are portrayed as slow and defeated because they are full of fear and shame....   [tags: Truth, Logic, Windows games, Hell]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello, The Moor Of Venice

- Tragedy unfolds as a quest for revenge results in deceptive alliances, unsuspecting betrayal, and unrestrained jealousy. William Shakespeare’s Othello, the Moor of Venice, depicts the tragic downfall Othello, a decorated and well respected military leader, at the hands of his trusted companion Iago. Iago, spurned after being passed over for promotion, blazes a path a revenge that entangles everyone around him, and ultimately himself. All of the elements and themes employed by Shakespeare in Othello over four centuries ago, are still admissible in modern times....   [tags: Othello, William Shakespeare, Iago, Truth]

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Analysis Of The Book ' 1984 ' By George Orwell

- The novel 1984, written by George Orwell in 1949, details the life of a one Winston Smith and his constant, life long battle to defeat Big Brother. This dystopian vision of the future serves as a reminder to the reader that anything can happen, but it is up to humanity to shape what kind of future is wanted in the end. Although Orwell’s novel is rather convincing to the people of this time, it serves only as a warning to one of many outcomes that the world could face. This book was Orwell’s idea of how life could have ended up; had people not realized that there is always a way to change what we do not like in life....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Ministry of Truth]

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Rhetoric is Power

- The definition of rhetoric has been a contentious debate among scholars. In the World of Rhetoric course we have read the works of several different studiers of rhetoric as each offered their opinions on the definition and function of rhetoric. Based on the readings for World of Rhetoric I, I define rhetoric as the ability to utilize the available means of persuasion in order to elicit some type of change of heart in an audience. In other words, rhetoric is the power to command the masses to do or feel in the way that the rhetor wills....   [tags: persuasion, Plato, Aristotles, JFK]

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Knowledge Is Power

- The difference in power ranges from kings and presidents to the slaves in this world. The power and rank of people would be decided by strength, combat skills, and overall physicality in most places, but over the years this had slowly changed and has since became less about the physically strongest one in the group to the smartest or most tactical. Strength is still important in the world, but the roles that leaders focus more on being wise, smart, and tactical all while inspiring strength from others as well as demonstrate it themselves....   [tags: themes in The Matrix]

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Knowledge Is Power

- "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less" (Marie Curie). Fear is a powerful emotion that can overtake logic, reason, and all sense of coherence, which brings the question: why do we fear things. Perhaps if we held a true understanding of the world and possessed concrete knowledge, we would not fear. The story of Lord of the Flies by William Golding presents children abruptly pushed into an unstructured environment of uncertainty....   [tags: Lord of the Flies, William Golding]

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Plato 's Theory Of Plato

- Plato accounts for the discussion between the famous philosopher, Socrates, and the skilled rhapsode, Ion in his Ion. The two explore an abstract idea that, during primitive times, was controversial and arose in many conversations as useless and unappreciated. This idea of art carries through the text as Socrates mocks Ion, along with all the other rhapsodes and artists, regarding their “untruthful” and “unskillful” profession. He calls them “light and winged and sacred things” that are “unable ever to indite until he has been inspired and put out of his senses” while breaking down his theory to Ion (534b)....   [tags: Logic, Critical thinking, Socrates, Truth]

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The Powerful Truth of Machiavelli's The Prince

- The Powerful Truth of The Prince    Before 1513 conventional thought defined a ruler as a man who used generosity, truth and justice to govern his kingdom. Machiavelli saw the conventional thought of the time as a fantasy and only applicable in a utopian society. His work The Prince shatters all previous political thought by stating that a ruler must not only use the traditionally accepted means of maintaining power but also be able to use brute force, deceit and even cruelty as the situation requires....   [tags: Machiavelli The Prince Essays]

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The Truth Exposed in A Clockwork Orange

- The Truth Exposed in A Clockwork Orange      Alex, the fifteen-year-old narrator of Anthony Burgess's novel, A Clockwork Orange, lives in a society where violence reigns. This novel has a very direct nature, and is often blunt to the point of offense, but this makes it more powerful and helps to further its point.  This point is that everyone is out for themselves, whether they be the police, government or citizens of this society.         In this book, the police can be just as violent as Alex and his droogs, or gang.  In fact, by the end of the novel, his droogs have themselves become the police.  The police have no qualms about beating people almost to the point...   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays]

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The Truth About The War In Iraq

- The Whole Truth about the Iraq War For my first peace paper I went to the Ritz East movie theater on September 30th to watch the movie "Uncovered: The Whole Truth about the Iraq War." This is a movie whose mission was to reveal the lies that have been told to the American people by the Bush Administration. The majority of the audience seemed to me to be democrats or at least people who opposed the war in Iraq and the Bush Administration....   [tags: Film Movie Iraq War]

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Dame Ragnell: Searching for the Truth

- Dame Ragnell: Searching for the Truth Throughout the Arthurian legends, the role of the mysterious hag is one that continually appears. The hag is often associated with great magical power and revelations - both physical and psychological. In "The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell," Dame Ragnell is the magical hag that aids Arthur in his quest for the answer to the "Holy Female Question." It is ultimately because of the noble, chivalrous and courtly Sir Gawain, that the true identity of the hag can be revealed....   [tags: Arthurian Legends Literature Essays]

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The Truth in the Civil War

- The Truth in the Civil War The Civil War started in 1861, and though it was more than a century ago, there is still controversy and many questions arising about the subject. What were they really fighting over. Should the South have been able to succeed. What were the South’s true reasons for succeeding. Was the North’s only reason to go to war to free the slaves. Were Slaves truly treated as cruelly as we are to believe they were. Did the Abolitionists have other motives hidden behind tightly shut doors, which were not made public....   [tags: Civil War USA History Historical Essays]

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