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Gandhi 's Role As A Leader And A Pacifist

- Introduction Grabber: Today, close to a billion people live freely in India because of the courageous actions one man chose to take against the British Rule. Background: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was and still is one of the most influential people in India’s Independence history. His role as a leader and a pacifist eventually taught the Indian public about the importance of satyagraha. Thesis: It is clear that Gandhi made many sacrifices in his lifetime to not only appease millions around him, but to also influence many forthcoming icons....   [tags: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi]

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Jesus, A Pacifist

- Jesus, A Pacifist Some people believe Jesus was not a pacifist. One of the main reasons is the fact that in the Old Testament there is mention of hundreds of war in which the Israelites believed God was on their side. In these wars there were often miraculous victories in which the losing city or tribe were completely wiped out. Pacifists do not believe in fighting in any form but Jesus mentioned these wars in his teachings. In Luke 4: 18-19 it says, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor....   [tags: Papers]

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Beowulf as a Pacifist Poem

- Beowulf as a Pacifist Poem Social phenomena have always been narrated by artists. Art is a cathartic way to express one’s negative feelings; poems help poets and their readers or listeners to deal with people's frustrations. War, man's tendency to wage aggression upon each other, is the most criticized issue among intellectuals in the society. An artist's opinions, especially when conflicting with the established social norm of the dominant society, may be disguised and hidden beneath metaphors and complex analogies....   [tags: Social Phenomena Literature Art Essays]

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Four Essays That Prove I Suck: The Arguments of a Pacifist

- I started off the semester thinking I was one of the best writers out there. I scored higher than most on the English portion of the ACT and even passed EH 101 with a ninety-nine, yet EH 102 was like a punch straight to my pride. Always the pacifist, I preferred my arguments to be snide comments under my breath instead of a series of well thought out opinions on paper. Even worse, I had always struggled with avoiding work instead of actually doing it. When EH 102 promised to teach me how to use rhetorical knowledge appropriately, think critically about all kinds situations, maintain a general writing process while creating and editing an essay, use knowledge of conventions to write to differ...   [tags: rethorical knowledge, writing skills]

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Clearly Pacifist, Clearly Credible

- Clearly Pacifist, Clearly Credible Many people tend to think war is a part of life that mankind will never be able to rid itself of. This comes from the assumption that war is one of the basic needs of mankind. However, Margaret Mead does not make this assumption. In fact, she denies its credibility in her essay “Warfare is Only an Invention – Not a Biological Necessity.” In this essay, Margaret Mead combines a great deal of logos and ethos with limited pathos to support her pacifist claim that warfare is merely an invention of man, and not a need found in the very nature of man....   [tags: Weapons Warfare Essays]

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Enrich Maria Remarque: A Militant Pacifist

- Enrich Maria Remarque: A Militant Pacifist The First World War was a horrible experience for all sides involved, no one was immune to the effects of this global conflict, and each country was changed in many ways. Erich Maria Remarque was drafted into World War I at age 18. In 1929 Remarque’s first book All Quiet on the Western Front was published. Throughout the book, the death and destruction caused by battle is clearly shown. Remarque's novel is a statement against war, focusing dramatically on the extreme effects of war on the humanity of soldiers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Great Pacifist Heroes in our History: Ghandi, Luther King Jr., Mandela

- Pacifists believe that war and violence of any kind should be unacceptable and that this nation should never be at war. They believe that negotiation and compromise as a way to achieve peace and harmony is a better way to solve conflicts rather than violence. People who are not committed to pacifism sometimes think that the best way to solve a failure of foreign policy is to go war. At times, military intervention is necessary, especially when the target is a person or a nation that threatens the welfare and livelihood of millions of people....   [tags: negotiations, military interventions]

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A Non-Pacifist Argument Against Capital Punishment

- A Non-Pacifist Argument Against Capital Punishment ABSTRACT: In this paper I present a moral argument against capital punishment that does not depend upon the claim that all killing is immoral. The argument is directed primarily against non-philosophers in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Oddly, the moral argument against capital punishment has not been effective in the United States despite the biblical injunction against killing. Religious supporters of the death penalty often invoke a presumed distinction between ‘killing’ and ‘murdering’ and avow that God forbade the latter but not the former....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]

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Educator, Activist, Psychoanalyst, Philosopher, World Traveler and Philantropist Prynce Hopkins

- Educator, Activist, Psychoanalyst, Philosopher, World Traveler, Philanthropist. Prynce (born Prince, sometimes called Pryns) Hopkins was a closely watched figure in his day, with his exploits, travels and marriages reported by the international press. He launched influential schools, operated a swank hotel, was arrested for his writings about pacifism at the start of WWI, and wrote 19 books on a range of topics. Hopkins was born in Oakland, California, and was mostly raised by close friends of the family while his parents traveled....   [tags: American socialist and pacifist]

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Two Major Beliefs about Conscientious Objectors

- Conscientious Objectors were pacifists that refused to join the war as it went against their own beliefs and morals (their conscience), that fighting was wrong no matter what and peace could be found through non-violence. The government obviously did not like this as they needed people to join the war and these ‘Conchies’ (nickname for Conscientious Objectors/COs) posed a threat to the bravery and patriotism of Britain’s young generation and were shunned due to their “cowardice” by the general public and Government alike, and the wave patriotism amplified by the propaganda led to extreme discrimination to the very few that escaped harsh punishments such as prison sentences when even the trib...   [tags: pacifist, conscientious objectors, war]

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Gandhi´s Beliefs and my Beliefs: Personal Essay

- Gandhi’s Beliefs This is an essay about Mahatma Gandhi and his beliefs about the world, and his belief compared to what I believe and think about the world and how it works. I will be covering the points of non-violence, gods and higher power beliefs and the true behavior of people and what Gandhi and I believe about these points. Also the Hindu beliefs of Satya, Ahimsa, and Brahmacharya. Mahatma Gandhi was born October 2nd in 1869. He grew up with the Hindu culture around him because the main religion where he was born was Hinduism....   [tags: Pacifist, India]

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The View of Pacifism

- The View of Pacifism Works Cited Missing The question of whether or not going to war is appropriate is a pragmatic question that causes controversial answers. A great range of opinions exists to answer this question. The idea that war is never appropriate is called pacifism. Although pacifists have several beliefs in common, different varieties and different variations exist. "Pacifism is not a single unitary theory about war and peace but rather a collection of related theories… there are different varieties of pacifism" (Teichman 1)....   [tags: War Peace Pacifism Essays]

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Pacifism Vs. Armed Resistance

- Davey McKinley Brown HIST 3900 Civil Rights Movements Dr. Thomas Edge October 20th 2014 Pacifism vs Armed Resistance During the civil rights struggle in the late1950s it became apparent that those who supported segregation would go to any length in order to maintain the status quo. Until then, many whites in the 1940s believe blacks were content with the way things were (Shmoop). For the first time, the nation would come face to face to the reality of the violence that African Americans faced on a daily basis....   [tags: White people, Black people, Civil disobedience]

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For and Against Pacifism

- For and Against Pacifism Pacifism subscribes to the idea of peace being the best goal and they best means of achieving peace is always through peaceful methods. So pacifists reject the use if physical force, even in the defence, and maintain war is always wrong. When it comes to pacifism there are arguments both for and against its wide spread use. Arguments for include the teachings of Jesus, which show that he taught about love our neighbours as ourselves and that we should turn our cheek to violence against us....   [tags: Papers]

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Just War and Pacifism

- The question "Can war be justified?" plagued mankind since the first war. The Just War Theory holds that war can be just. The theory has evolved for thousands of years and modern theorists, such as Michael Walzer, author of Just and Unjust Wars, puts forth criteria for a just war, such as jus ad bellum and jus in bello. Jus ad bellum includes reasons for going to war, and jus in bello deals with the people who wage war. The criteria in jus ad bellum include; just cause, declaration by a proper authority, right intention, a reasonable chance of success, the end proportional to the means, and war as a last resort....   [tags: War Pacifism Peace Essays]

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Anti-War Pacifism

- Pacifism covers an array of views and there are many subcategories of pacifism, some of which I will cover, but the main definition of the word pacifism is the opposition to war and/or violence. Perhaps the most famous use of the word pacifism is found in the “Sermon on the Mount”, where Jesus claims the “peacemakers” are blessed. In this passage, the Greek word eirenopoios is translated into Latin as pacifici, which means those who work for peace. One common and simple argument for pacifism among religious groups or god fearing people is the argument that god’s revealed words says, through the bible, “Thou shalt not kill.” Universal pacifists are morally opposed to all violence, not just ki...   [tags: Philosophy ]

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Gandhi: Different varieties of Pacifism

- Gandhian Pacifism Pacifism is opposition to the practice of war. Many pacifists have a commitment to non-violence in general in society, making a commitment to achieving one's goals only through actively non-violent resistance or non-aggressive means. Among these pacifists, there may also be differing views as to what constitutes violence. There are several different varieties of pacifism including those who believe killing is always wrong, those who believe that any kind of violence is wrong, those who argue that personal violence is always wrong but political violence is sometimes right, and those who justify some person violence but reject war as always wrong....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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- Pacifism is the belief that violence is not the way to resolve differences. They believe that war can be avoided and that there are better and longer lasting solutions to disputes. There are, however, various categories of ‘pacifist’. A ‘total pacifist’ is someone who completely avoids violence and believes it can never be justified, not even in self-defence or to protect others – this they see as the only morally correct view of war. A relative pacifist is someone who may use violence in certain situations but who supports disarmament....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Pacifism & Conscientious Objection

- During the 20th century America has been involved in many conflicts that have led to war or the taking up of arms against other humans and nations. Although the vast majority of Americans have blindly accepted these actions throughout the century, more and more people are seeing war as morally wrong. Reasons for this epiphany are based off of a variety of things and encompass many other aspects related to war and killing examples include: due to moral and ethical principles, objection to war due to strong religious beliefs, the objection to violence due to the same ideals above, objection to the government's use of force, and the objection to the use of weapons of mass destruction....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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There Will Always Be Wars: Do You Agree?

- Throughout history, civilizations have declared wars for many reasons such as valuables, land, resources and mainly desires. The desire for war is generally caused by human nature and so mankind have great propensities to do according to his desires and has other people agree to his desires and preferences. I will discuss why some people agree or disagree with the statement above as well as stating my own opinion. Some people would agree with the statement because everyone will always have different beliefs and personal desires....   [tags: beliefs, nature, desires, pacifists, religion]

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I Am A Marxist And Realism View Of Peace

- We all hear the word peace, but how can we define it. It may sound easy but, it is far more complicated than one may think; we cannot just have a blunt answer. My view of peace, different from another person’s, would be a Marxist and Realism view. Marxism is the view that control should be given to us and not the government, while realism is the view to see the actual truth. I believe peace in our society should be as negative peace with no violence, basically a pacifist type, which would be no war against all means of violence....   [tags: Peace, War, Thought, Pacifism]

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I Am A Marxist And Realism View Of Peace

- We all hear the word peace, but can we define the word peace. Sounds easy but is more difficult than that, we can’t just have a blunt answer. I believe my view of peace would be a Marxist and Realism view. Which is the control should be given to us and not government and realism which is to see the actual truth. I believe peace in our society should be as a negative peace with no violence and basically a pacifist type which would be no war against all means of violence. This is hard to see in our age of society, might not even be possible but I think it should be like this....   [tags: Peace, War, Pacifism, Thought]

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A. A. Milne's Life and Accomplishments

- In 1910, “after reading Norman Angell's book The Great Illusion, Alan committed himself to pacifism, a cause that he served the rest of his life” (Wheeler). Even before this, Milne’s personality tended to lean in this direction; as exhibited in his childhood, a fundamental characteristic of Milne’s was his hatred of violence and aggression. He also had a strong sense of Puritanism, “partly natural, partly imposed by his Victorian upbringing” (Wheeler). These tendencies affected all of his writing, including the Pooh books, for many of his works carry light-hearted and innocent sense, but also an overwhelming sense of moral justice....   [tags: pooh books, pacifism, the great illusion]

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Pacifism: An Alternative to Constant War

- Imagine for a moment a world without war and hatred; a peaceful union of people with a large spectrum of beliefs. Pacifism has proved largely successful for millions of individuals as well as several nations. Gandhi was the pre-eminent political and ideological leader during the Indian independence movement. He pioneered satyagraha. This is defined as resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, a philosophy firmly founded upon ahmisa, or total nonviolence. This concept helped India gain independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]

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The Effects Of Pacifism On Non Violence

- Non-violence. Many people confuse this term with pacifism. Pacifism is defined as the belief that any violence, including war, is unjustifiable under any circumstances. Non-violence is defined as the use of peaceful means, not force, to bring about political or social change. The difference between the two are fairly simple to see when we define them side by side. Pacifism states that war is unjustifiable, however, it does not specify that Pacifism shows any inclination toward preventing war. Compare this to non-violence, which states that issues should only be solved in peaceful means....   [tags: Islam, Religion, God, Nonviolence]

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The Teachings of Religion on War and Pacifism

- The Teachings of Religion on War and Pacifism mples of the teaching against war given from the bible. Although Christians refuse to fight at war, they can still be part of war in a non-combat way (e.g. a medical aid to the injured of war.), or they might use non-violent methods as a different approach to war, e.g. a sile Pacifism is the refusal to use violence in any situation. Many Christians are pacifists, as they believe that God doesn't want them to fight their neighbours and the Bible tells them this....   [tags: Papers]

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Biblical Teachings to Support Pacifism

- Biblical Teachings to Support Pacifism In the Bible, there are varied situations reflecting the teaching of war and peace, and Christians may have different views and opinions concerning the morality of war and whether the right to use violence can ever be justified. The Bible can be used to support many different views. People who hold the view that war can never be justified and recognise that there is evil in the world, but that evil cannot be overcome with the use of weapons which harm and kill are known as pacifists....   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Validity of Henry Miller's Radical Pacifism in Tropic of Cancer

- It is hardly reasonable to expect a man who will forgo employment that allows such benefits like the necessity of food to attend to the needs of a war. Yet some people criticized Henry Miller because he did not take action; he hardly discussed the war in Tropic of Cancer; and, in their opinion, it is his moral obligation as a citizen-writer to address it. However, Miller is defensible only because his “mind is on the peace treaty all the time” (Miller, 143). The silence about the war in the novel suggests a stance of “extreme pacifism,” which is defensible because of his autobiographical honesty about his radical individualism and the artistic intent to describe the beauty of keeping in touc...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Orwell]

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Analysis Of Calkin 's ' Militant Pacifism ' During The First World War '

- Calkin’s published “Militant Pacifism” in 1917 during the First World War. As a student of James, she has similar ideas about the necessity of a moral equivalent of war. She, however, has several differences that can help one see the benefits of a moral equivalent without the problematic aspects. Unlike James, she maintained that people did not want war. Writing after James’s death, she argued that the world was united in their desire to stop World War I. Humanity had a larger desire to end all wars....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Religion, Human]

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Liberty in Pacifism and The War by George Orwell and Lady Liberty by Delacroix

- Attaining Liberty Liberty is one of if not the most highly desired things in this world today and in the past. In many countries people beg and fight for liberty but other places people have it given to them. Throughout history there have been examples of countries resulting to violence and warfare in order to attain the liberties they seek. The United States, in the Revolutionary War, fought for their liberties and their freedom, and the French during the French Revolution fought for theirs as well....   [tags: revolutionary war, battle, painting]

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A Year of Lesser and Miriam Toews’ A Complicated Kindness by David Bergen

- Through David Bergen’s A Year of Lesser and Miriam Toews’ A Complicated Kindness, one can learn what salvation means to Mennonites. Protagonists Johnny Fehr and Nomi Nickel struggle with the concept of salvation through the novels and eventually, the question of salvation remains ambiguous. It is unclear at the conclusion of both novels whether the characters have achieved salvation and whether salvation itself is the key to a happy, fulfilled life. Authors Toews and Bergen are keenly and self-consciously aware of the complex notion of salvation and address it through complex characters who are not sure exactly what salvation is themselves....   [tags: Mennonite Writing, salvation, pacifism]

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The Just War Theory Described in Living Justice by Thomas Massaro

- The just war theory is described by Thomas Massaro in his book Living Justice as the “principle that warfare might be justified under certain conditions” (108). The complexities involved with international relations makes determining a just war very difficult. Even though historically pacifism hasn’t gained much traction within Catholic circles, it currently is gaining popularity with many mainstream Catholics. With so many differing views on military action, one might ask, “What determines a just war....   [tags: international relations, pacifism, catholicism]

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The Life of Hayao Miyazaki

- ... The Wind Rises was his final feature-length film after that Miyazaki announced it in the first of September 2013. Miyazaki’s Style Miyazaki’s works have very special styles and themes such as feminism, which was in most of his films, pacifism, environmentalism and the absence of evil. Many of his films highlight environmentalism and the Earth’s fragilely; he believes much of modern culture is “thin and shallow and fake”. A lot of his films features anti-war themes such as Nausicaa, Princess Mononoki and Howl’s Moving Castle....   [tags: animation career, feminism, pacifism]

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The Just War Theory

- Jasmine Waples Prof. Farner Social Ethics 16. Pacifism and the Just War Theory “Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” As depicted in the quote by Ernest Hemingway war is a difficult situation in which the traditional boundaries of moral ethics are tested. History is filled with unjust wars and for centuries war was not though in terms of morality. Saint Augustine, however, offered a theory detailing when war is morally permissible. The theory offers moral justifications for war as expressed in jus ad bellum (conditions for going to war) and in jus in bello (conditions within warfare).The theory places restrictions on the causes of war as well as...   [tags: pacifism, christianity, WWII, Iraq]

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The Hunger Games and The Compound

- Mahatma Gandhi, a nationalist and spiritual leader was perceptive and objectively so, perhaps most eminently when he instructed his zealots, “First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win” (Mahatma). Gandhi has a remarkable sagacity at a young age and strengthened it throughout the succession of his life. Although the aforementioned quote merely previews the extent of his intellect, it effectively summarizes his political approach. After becoming a member of the Indian National Congress Gandhi had the potential to become a most influential leader for the Indian people, and he did....   [tags: dystopia, pacifism, government control, avox]

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No Army Can Withstand The Force Of An Idea Whose Time Has Come

- The proposed statement according to Victor Hugo that “No army can withstand the force of an idea whose time has come” can be applied to many strong ideas in order exemplify their presence, strength, and influence they can have. Ideas can, without a doubt, have a long lasting and very powerful impact in such a way that can shape our future and write our history. However, the idea of nonviolence in this context is an idea that appears to be more wishful thinking than a force that “no army can withstand”, or reshape how the world works....   [tags: War, Peace, Pacifism, Nonviolence]

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The Theme of Vengeance in Shakespeare's Hamlet

- Vengeance. A vicious, violent way to make oneself feel better about an offense against them. Throughout the tragedy of Hamlet revenge is a recurring theme, amongst all of the characters. Whether this revenge is in physical form, or mental form, it is equally hurtful. Mahatma Ghandi said, “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.” Ghandi is literally saying that if one person commits a revengeful act, it will create a continuing reaction of bitterness and violence throughout everyone. This quote is highly significant throughout the duration of Hamlet, as it portrays almost precisely, both the plotline of the story, as well as the conclusion....   [tags: Hamlet, Shakespeare, revenge, pacifism]

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Canada is in favor of Peace

- Many countries resolve issues on the battlefield. Canada, however, is a very peaceful, neutral country, and they are very responsive towards all the conflicts they have. As a peacekeeping country, Canada has made significant contributions to assist other first nation countries to eliminate war torn countries and help toward establishing a more democratic world. Canada has contributed to world peace by joining the United Nations Peace Keeping Mission. Lieutenant-General Roméo Antonius Dallaire created Rwandan, to help stabilize Rwanda after the genocide that had occurred....   [tags: pacifism, global war, global policy, peacetime]

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Pacifisim vs. Realism

- Pacifisim vs. Realism In this paper I will be analyzing and critiquing the theory of pacifism. This theory is the belief that war is never an option under any circumstance. Even if a nation is being attacked a pacifist will believe that retaliating is morally wrong for a number of reasons. Such reasons behind pacifism are supported by issues of morality and what the pacifist themselves feel to be morality. I will provide three arguments to the pacifist way of thinking. It is an inevitability that with war lives will be lost, but that also innocents not officially involved in a war will lose their lives....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive War Essays]

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How Much Wood Could a Woodchuck Chuck

- The poem “Woodchucks” by Maxine Kumin is about a person who considers himself a peaceful farmer and how he becomes the opposite of who he was. He is desensitized to the point where he can justify to himself a mass extermination of an entire population of woodchucks, but the writer seems to imply that this is a flaw of humans. The flaw among humans is that you can get so accustomed to violence that it starts to desensitize them to violence. It shows the effect hatred and evil can have on a human’s soul and how that can change their behavior....   [tags: woodchucks, maxine kumin, mass murder]

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World War I and the Home Front

- America’s involvement in World War I not only impacted the war front but also the people left on the home front. When America entered World War I in 1917 the government enforced many measures on its citizens, many of which violated constitutional rights. The biggest measure inflicted on the American population was censorship. The formation of the Committee on Public Information (CPI) and the passing of the Espionage Act and Sedition Amendment stole American’s freedom of speech, created an anti-German sentiment, and led to deportation during the post-war Red Scare....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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No Exit By Jean Paul Sartre

- In the theatrical play No Exit, by Jean-Paul Sartre, is set in 1944 and has an existential theme popularized by Sartre. This play describes the mysterious adventure of three characters, Garcin, Inez, and Estelle, who are trapped in a room by the Valet. By being trapped in this room, they are forced to confess their crimes. Annette Petrusso, author of “No Exit” an article written about the play, refers to the characters as cowards, or how they lack courage. Even though Petrusso makes a good point about how all of the characters show a cowardly trait, she leaves out the fact that each character becomes less of a coward throughout the play just by being trapped with each other....   [tags: Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism, No Exit, Coward]

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Russian Women 's International League For Peace And Freedom

- The main goal of this dissertation is to explore the reasons why Russian women were unable to work with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) to create an Russian national section. The dissertation was split into four chapters, each of which dealt with an aspect of Russian internationalism between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of World War Two. Each chapter has worked to establish a history of Russian women’s international activism both before and after the First World War, in order to demonstrate the full extent of their participation in a number of movements: in particular, feminist, pacifist or anti-fascist movements....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Soviet Union]

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Nakae Chomin's Political Theory for Japan

- In dealing with the issues of Japan at the time, this Discourse was written in 1887 concerning political thought and written by Nakae Chomin and translated by Nobukuo Tsukui who is a major Japanese scholar in literature. Nakae Chomin was very interested in the area of political theory in his home country of Japan. There had been a call, in particular by Herbert Spencer, an English philosopher with many areas of study of which one in particular was political theory. Spencer as well as others had called for changes in Japanese culture and to conform to the ideas of social progress....   [tags: prosperity, prohibition, national defense]

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Terrorism - It’s Time for an American Jihad

- It’s Time for an American Jihad   America has been attacked, and thousands of American citizens have been killed. As a consequence, the American ideals of freedom and capitalism are under attack as well. We cannot sit and do nothing. Instead, we must seek out those responsible and punish them with the full onslaught of all our might.   Consider the targets: the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The World Trade Center was not merely an office building; it was the preeminent symbol of American capitalism....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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In Order to Survive; One Must Give Up their Morals

- “All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving; it is part and parcel of the ability to adapt. Without it, no species would survive” (Martel 44-45). Inside every human being, there is an extremely primal and animalistic trait that can surface when the will to survive becomes greater than the morals of the person. This trait allows humans to overcome their fear to do things which they wouldn’t normally be able to do in order to survive when they’re in extreme peril and in a do or die situation....   [tags: life of pi, survival, yann martel]

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Jeannette Rankin : A Fight For Women 's Rights

- Jeannette Rankin is most known for being the first woman in congress and a fighter for women 's rights. Rankin was opinionated and confident in herself. She stood up for women and children all over the world. However, Jeannette Rankin was not just known for fighting for women 's rights but also a being a pacifist, peace activist and a native Montanan. Jeannette Rankin was born in Missoula, Montana, 9 years before it became a state, on June 11, 1880. She was born to a school teacher, Olive Rankin, and a carpenter, John Rankin....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Women's rights, United States]

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Tunisia: A New Beginning...or Merely a New Leader?

- The Tunisian uprising of January 2011 started a chain reaction of collective political violence that ignited the Arab world. Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa, it was commonly known as the most European country of North Africa, with a relatively large middle class and luxurious Mediterranean beaches. Tunisia was dominated by the authoritarian government of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali for twenty-three years preceding his exile to Saudi Arabia on January 14, 2011. The civilians of Tunisia tolerated Ben Ali’s authoritarian regime which suppressed them economically, socially, and politically....   [tags: Political Science]

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World War I and the Home Front

- World War I began in 1914 but America remained neutral until its entrance into the war in 1917. The U-boats sinking of the British liner Lusitania in 1915, the sinking of five American ships in 1917, and the “Zimmerman telegram” sent from Germany to Mexico led up to America’s declaration of war. America’s involvement in World War I not only impacted the war front but also the home front. When America entered World War I in 1917 the U.S. Government enforced many measures on its citizens. Some of these measures violated constitutional rights....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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World Events in the late 1890s

- ... Public opinion was further enraged by a leaked letter written by Spanish Ambassador Deplume, calling President McKinley weak, and the (accidental) sinking of the U.S.S. Maine in a Cuban harbor. The Monroe Doctrine called for the U.S. involvement in the Spain-Cuba fight. The U.S. entered war with Spain, and won a victory in ten weeks. With the U.S. winning, Cuba gained their independence. U.S. received Puerto Rico and Guam, and Americans now occupied the Philippines. Spain no longer had colonies in the western hemisphere....   [tags: Imperialism, Expansion, Foreign Affairs]

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The Controversy Of War : The Testament Of Youth By Vera Brittain

- English IV The Controversy of War Before World War II was about to break out, a novel named The Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain, vividly explained a young woman’s experiences and thoughts about World War I, was published. Brittain wrote her autobiography to protest the continuation of future wars and to prevent deaths of innocent human beings, such as the deaths of her brother, her fiance, and her dear friend. Because Brittain lost the men closest and dearest to her, Brittain has a bias towards war and prefers no war at all....   [tags: World War II, War, World War I, Vera Brittain]

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What Influenced Mahatma Gandhi

- Mahatma Gandhi & his Influences The Indian pacifist Gandhi once said “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind,”(Gandhi). Mohandas Karamchand “Mahatma” Gandhi believed fighting only makes a situation worse and abhorred committing violence in almost all forms. As a young man of privilege, Gandhi was given an excellent education, studying Indian law at the University College London and put this education to effective use back home. In protests against the tyrannical British-rule in India, the combinations of varying people and religions were instrumental, all the while garnering significant international support for the cause....   [tags: Civil Disobedience, Nonviolence, Religion]

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Hippie Culture in America

- "I wish we were all hippies and we did yoga, lived and cottages, smoke weed and accepted everyone for who they are and lostened to wonderful music. And i wish money didn't make us who we are, i just wish we could redo society" (Marley, 1968). According to Hippie Culture, (2010)"Being a hippie" was originally born as a subculture, youth movement, which began on The United States of America near the 1960's, it started as a pacifist movement that was againist wars and the bad gobernment. Stated by Hippies, (2009) is being hippies a culture....   [tags: thoughts, culture, natural, happy]

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The Dark Heart of Man, The Cold Heart of the Machine

- “The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.” – Ernest Hemingway. This is a seemingly simple and inarguable statement, but this sadly may not be the fate of a literary character. William Golding and Erich Maria Remarque’s young protagonists in The Lord of the Flies and All Quiet on the Western Front lose hope, identity and innocence in a Fall that is characteristic of novels that investigate the human capacity for evil in war and murder. Golding’s Ralph suffers in seeing his peers succumb to the heart of darkness without reason, explanation or redemption, whereas Remarque’s Paul is destroyed at the hands of politicians, teachers, parents and...   [tags: Literary Characters]

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Civil Rights Movements

- The history of the United States is one plagued by horrific human rights violations and abuse of African Americans. The civil rights movement was the pivotal time when this course was changed, and it took the actions of many courageous individuals to initiate and then implement these changes. Pacifists led the way with sit-ins, bus boycotts and rallies. Black Power- which encompassed both the nationalist and the pluralist movements- employed armed and defensive attention-grabbing tactics in order to show displays of power in a demand for respect....   [tags: Black Power, American History, Martin Luther King]

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Britain and France's Efforts to Prevent the Second World War

- In the interwar period, Britain and France alike other nations, feared another war. Public opinion was widespread in that war should and could be avoided through negotiation and disarmament. Britain and France had disarmed considerably since the First World War, whereas, Germany would come to remilitarise flouting the Treaty of Versailles. Morally, the majority of the public and policy makers believed in the notion of self-determination of foreign nations and for Britain in particular some hoped for a much larger defensive stance based on a more isolationist scope outside of European affairs....   [tags: treaty, demilitarization, morality]

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Japan's Military in the Modern World and Their Differences From the United States

- Japan's Military in the Modern World With centuries of bloodshed far behind them, Japan has spent the decades proceeding the end of World War Two as a mainly pacifist country when it came to military conflicts around the globe and in their backyard. A country that was once a war machine was given a true reality check after they had admitted defeat to the Allied Forces. Their country was devastated and so were the people of Japan. Japan’s numerous years of war had taken its toll on the country. It was time to rebuild, look towards a future devoid of so much death and destruction....   [tags: war, self-defense, economic]

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Biography Of Kathe Kollwitz 's Was A German Artist During The Expressionist Movement

- Kathe Kollwitz’s was a German Artist during the expressionist movement, whom through her many forms of artistic styles such as painting, etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts, documented stages of her life throughout two World Wars, and depicts these events from the point of view as a socialist, mother and lastly a pacifist. Kathe was born into a middle class family with strong socialist beliefs. Her father was a radical social democrat and her grandfather Julius Rupp, was a Lutheran pastor who founded his own congregation after being expelled from the official church of Prussia....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Socialism]

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The Policy Of Appeasement Was Responsible For The Severity Of The World War

- The passive approach of the policy of appeasement was responsible for the severity of the World War. Hitler’s expansionist ideologies of lebensraum made war inevitable, however the appeasement was unnecessary since Germany did not have the military strength to oppose Britain and France. The appeasement policy allowed the formation of the ‘Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression’ Pact, which undermined Brittan and France’s reliance of Soviet intervention. The League of Nations was intended to resolve international disputes peacefully, however its concept of appeasement demonstrated its place as a ‘toothless tiger’ in events such as the invasion of Manchuria (1931.) The appeasement policy allowed for the t...   [tags: World War II, League of Nations, Adolf Hitler]

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Jeffersonian Era: Choosing between His Principles and Domestic Affairs

- ... But Jefferson viewed that it only bred bureaucrats and put an unnecessary burden upon the farmers. By removing the excise tax it cost the federal government about a million dollars a year. Other than the excise tax, Jefferson kept the Hamiltonian system intact. After the Incident on the U.S. frigate, the Chesapeake the american people were unified in their outrage and would have fully supported Jefferson if he declared war. However Jefferson still did not declare war, instead he composed an embargo trying to keep America out of the European war....   [tags: ideals, economy, sage, peace, power]

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Women 's International League For Peace And Freedom

- Introduction: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), founded in 1915 at the Hague was a rare thing for the early twentieth century: an international feminist pacifist organisation. League member Anita Augspurg contrasted the ‘world of men’, ‘built up on profit and power, on gaining material wealth and oppressing other people’ with the ‘new world’ that women could develop through their political participation and opposition to war that would ‘produce enough for all and which would include the protection of children, youth and the weak.’ WILPF was one of the fastest growing international organisations that grew out of the horrors of World War One, and by the beginning...   [tags: World War I, Soviet Union, World War II, Feminism]

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Women 's International League For Peace And Freedom

- The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), founded in 1915 at the Hague, was a rare thing for the early twentieth century: an international feminist pacifist organisation. League member Anita Augspurg contrasted the ‘world of men’, ‘built up on profit and power, on gaining material wealth and oppressing other people’ with the ‘new world’ that women could develop through their political participation and opposition to war that would ‘produce enough for all and which would include the protection of children, youth and the weak.’ WILPF was one of the fastest growing international organisations that came out of the horrors of World War One....   [tags: World War I, Soviet Union, World War II]

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Analysis Of Siegfried Sassoon 's Attack

- Tanks, powerful bombs that could rip a man to shreds, poison gas, and other gruesome innovations characterized the First World War. The war left a whole generation of people dubbed “The Lost Generation,” as the war left so many of those who fought in it “shell-shocked,” disillusioned, and full of years of memories of endless bombardments and bloody clashes. These scenes of trench warfare especially bring to mind the trenches of the Western Front. One British soldier who fought in these trenches, Siegfried Sassoon, was as disillusioned as the rest of his generation that experienced the horrors of war and expressed this sentiment through poetry....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Trench warfare]

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Extremist Leaders Vs. The United States

- EXTREMIST LEADER COMPARED TO AVERAGE CITIZEN Terrorist members of an organization or even leaders of it are not in any way different from the general population of society in terms of psychopathology or psychological features. Rather, it is a base of group dynamics with a specific importance on combined members that helps the explanations of the mental process of a terrorist. Not to mention there are many different other forms of terrorism that pose risks to society such as the threats of grizzly death, physical harm, terrorism on finances - the fear of losing money from the negative effects on the economy, cyber terrorism by harming the vital technological foundation of society and lastly i...   [tags: Terrorism, Violence, British Columbia, Quebec]

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The Struggles Of Religious Liberty

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The Survivors By Kathe Kollwitz

- The artwork I chose for the art criticism project was ‘The Survivors’ by Kathe Kollwitz. The piece was created in 1923 in Berlin, Germany, where she resided with her husband. She and her husband resided in a poorer area, and it is believed to have contributed too much of her artwork style. ‘The Survivors’ is currently displayed in two museums, the MoMA and the Kathe Kollwitz Museum. In the piece there is a woman directly in the middle, with sunken in cheek bones is draped in a black cloak. Her arms are around three small children, who look very frightened....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Napoleonic Wars]

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A Comparative Analysis of Jihad from Ethical Perspectives

- Introduction From the very beginning of history, humans have searched for justification for their actions as a result of their nature. Correspondingly, all the groups from democratic governments to tyrannical administrations and even terrorist organizations have all sought for the same in an effort to satisfy moral values and ethical reasoning. As a form of international relations, wars, which have been located at the crossroads of history or have directly amended the course of history, could not elude the need for moral and ethical justifications in spite of the contrasting views differentiating international relations from human relations....   [tags: Jihad and Just War Theory]

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Lack of Opposition to Chamberlain's Policy of Appeasement

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King, A Young Age

- King experienced racism at quite a young age when his white friend’s mother told him that he was no longer allowed to play with her son (Preston 7). King’s own mother had to explain why he was no longer allowed to play with him, and explained to him why the blacks were treated differently than the whites (Preston 8-11). When King was 8 his mother had taken him on a trip to a department store in a nicer area of Atlanta, where an older white woman stepped up to young King, who had been distracted by the wall of toys and games in front of him, and slapped him before yelling “Here’s the little nigger that stepped on my foot!” and disappearing into the crowd she came from, leaving King to fight b...   [tags: Black people, White people, African American, Race]

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Japanese Military

- Japan has been at a crossroads regarding its defense policies ever since the instatement of Article 9 into its constitution following World War II. Article 9 essentially states that the country may not rearm itself for any reason due to its violently imperialistic nature preceding that war. Even while it was being written, there was heavy debate among American and Japanese politicians alike as to whether or not the article may ever be revoked. Could Japan truly remain a pacifist nation. Would it always be a welfare state under the U.S....   [tags: International Government ]

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Christianity & the Revolutionary War

- Christianity and the American Revolutionary War Harry Stout points out in the lead article, How Preachers Incited Revolution, "it was Protestant clergy who propelled colonists toward independence and who theologically justified war with Britain" (n.pag). According to Cassandra Niemczyk in her article in this issue of Christian History "(the Protestant Clergy) were known as "the Black Regiment" (n.pag). Furthermore, as the article Holy Passion for Liberty shows, "Americans were quick to discern the hand of God in the tumultuous events of the times" (n.pag)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Desiderius Erasmus, the Great Humanist

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Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

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Barth 's Assessment Of War

- Barth’s assessment of war is under the theme of creation which concludes with the commandment of God as the creator and the freedom of Christian Ethics in CD III/4. The first thing for Barth here is to reveal the nature of the war. The nature of the action of war: against life Barth sees the problem of war in light of the sixth commandment , which exists a positive pursuing of life behind the negative literal expression. The nature of the action of war which means “no more and no less than killing” contradicts the law of God....   [tags: God, Jesus, Christianity, Theology]

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The Atomic Bomb

- War is one of the most controversial subjects. It splits countries in half, turns neighbor against neighbor and divides a family. With the destruction is causes philosophers’ and humanitarians often argue is war moral. When discussing if a war is considered moral or not, several viewpoints must be evaluated before action is taken. The spectrum of moral viewpoint offers a way to categorize wars. By going through each one the most appropriate choice can be found. Someone with the view of absolute pacifist would find dropping the bomb immoral....   [tags: World War II]

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Experiential Education Essay

- "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think," said Albert Einstein who explained that education is simply not just information being retained, but experiences that help us throughout our lives. We learn something new each and every day that will help us in some way in the near future. In the following five short stories, they emphasize on experiential education meaning that they go out into the world to educate themselves to do something different, or they go to receive a more traditional education....   [tags: Education, Higher education, Academic degree]

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How Helen Keller Helped to Improve the World of the Disabled

- ... After overcoming her own impairment, she sought to help others with similar disabilities, concocting speeches and presentations to aid them in their own travels. Almost everyone can tell of how Helen Keller learned ways of communication through her aid and teacher, Annie Sullivan, but not many know of her later years, which I have found to be the most interesting. Another is the American Civil Liberties Union, which involves protecting every US citizens rights. Along with these organizations, Keller was a huge part of the woman’s suffrage movement, as she made many moving speeches, and was actively a role in legalizing birth control and the right to vote....   [tags: communication, activist, suffrage]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Screwtape Letters '

- Midterm Paper The Western Religion text I chose to report on is The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. Lewis’s mother died at age 9, which lead to atheism and immense amounts of reading and writing at an early age. The Screwtape Letters is comprised of 31 letters. They are written by an Uncle Screwtape, a senior devil, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior apprentice devil. Uncle Screwtape refers to his nephew as the “patient” because he is the person they are trying to turn away from Christianity. Throughout the beginning of the letter, Screwtape explains ways for Wormwood to draw the patient away from religion....   [tags: God, Holy Spirit, Christianity]

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The Crusades And The Middle East

- In the late eleventh century the majority of people in Europe belonged to specific religions: primarily Christianity, Islam or Judaism. However, relations between Christianity and Islam had been hostile from the seventh to the fifteenth century, with Muslims invading the Holy Land, Central Europe, Italy, Spain and North Africa. This resulted in the principal reaction from the Christians: the Crusades. This movement lasted from Pope Urban II’s call-to-arms in 1095 to the crusade fought at Nicopolis in 1396 between European forces and the Ottoman Turks....   [tags: Crusades, Byzantine Empire, Middle Ages]

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Living in a Utopia

- Living in a Utopia This house believes that realised anarchy, as a political idea is the way to create a perfect society. Imagine a future 'utopia' of our species: A global community of humanity, which will have overcome the disunity of its primitive origin. A united human race, without boundaries dividing it against itself, living harmoniously with itself and with all Nature. A new and truly intelligent species, liberated from all malice -- therefore a species without military or police forces, without war or terrorism, without violence or hate, without crime or injustice, w...   [tags: Papers]

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