A research paper is a piece of academic writing that provides information about a particular topic that you’ve researched. It’s not as simple as writing an essay about your summer vacation, your family, or the last party you’ve been to, because you don’t have to do research to find out about your own personal experience. On the other hand, a paper about a topic such as ancient civilizations, capital punishment, civil society, or the history of advertising does qualify as a research paper. These are topics about which you, yourself, are not an expert, but that you can learn about by reading the work of experts—in other words, by doing research. Then you can summarize, analyze, and communicate in writing what you have learned. Ideally, you will do that in a clear and interesting way.
This paper will focus primarily on three essays: The Social Contract by John Locke, Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau, and The Democratic Age by Fareed Zakaria.
That said it’s probably better to start assembling the bottom-up social structures necessary to survive what’s to come, right now, than sit on our butts and cheerleading G-Dub to finish his War on the Islamic Red Herring. Eric’s mesh networking is one way of doing so. And Cuba’s agricultural revolution, in which the Western-supported, resource-hungry Green Revolution practices were supplanted by smaller, communitarian, ecologically aware farming practices, is an example of how the dirty commies have triumphed over the cowboy capitalists in this most important of political issues: how best to make use of our dwindling resources.
A likely criticism of the application of a memetic model to suicidalism is that such memes are maladaptive. That their transmission will incur significant social costs, and that they contradict prominent psycho-evolutionary influences involving self defense and territoriality. While gene v. meme competition is accommodated by memetics, there is a conservative principle which holds that impedance with inveterate genetically motivated memetic complexes will tend to thwart the adoption of a meme ( Coherence ) .
Instructions: Compare and Contrast elements of three of the following: Democracy, Oligarchy, and Communism.
*Use at least two works we have read in the text to support your thesis with quotes, paraphrases and summaries.
The readings are:
1. Aristotle : Democracy and Oligarchy.
2. Karl Marx: The Communist Manifesto
*Note the title of the book we are using in class is called A world of ideas (Essential readings for College Writers). The author is Lee A. Jacobus.
The Aristotle reading is on page 59 to 72 and the Karl Marx reading is on page 453 to 476.
*Include at least three direct references (direct quotes, paraphrases, and summary.
*Cite the authors’ names and page numbers of your references in parenthesis. NO WORKS CITED PAGE IS REQUIRED.
Socialism, like communism, calls for putting the major means of production in the hands of the people, either directly or through the government. Socialism also believes that wealth and income should be shared more equally among people. Socialists differ from communists in that they do not believe that the workers will overthrow capitalists suddenly and violently. Nor do they believe that all private property should be eliminated. Their main goal is to narrow, not totally eliminate, the gap between the rich and the poor. The government, they say, has a responsibility to redistribute wealth to make society more fair and just.
There is no purely capitalist or communist economy in the world today. The capitalist United States has a Social Security system and a government-owned postal service. Communist China now allows its citizens to keep some of the profits they earn. These categories are models designed to shed greater light on differing economic systems.
For instance, comparing the achievements of Nikola Tesla and Gabriel Batistuta in any way will be an effort in vain as only then will you be able to do optimal justice to your essay.
The most important principle of communism is that no private ownership of property should be allowed. Marx believed that private ownership encouraged greed and motivated people to knock out the competition, no matter what the consequences. Property should be shared, and the people should ultimately control the economy. The government should exercise the control in the name of the people, at least in the transition between capitalism and communism. The goals are to eliminate the gap between the rich and poor and bring about economic equality.
As long as these threads of rationality can be maintained in your choice of comparable constituents of your essay, there will never be a dearth of topics that you can coin and opt for.
Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophical methods include questioning, critical discussion, rational argument and systematic presentation. Historically, “philosophy” encompassed any body of knowledge. From the time of Ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle to the 19th century, “natural philosophy” encompassed astronomy, medicine and physics. Other investigations closely related to art, science, politics, or other pursuits remained part of philosophy. Since the 20th century, professional philosophers contribute to society primarily as professors, researchers and writers. Browse
In short, we will—magnanimously—permit Vietcong representatives to attend negotiations only if they will agree to identify themselves as agents of a foreign power and thus forfeit the right to participate in a coalition government, a right which they have now been demanding for a half-dozen years. We well know that in any representative coalition, our chosen delegates could not last a day without the support of American arms. Therefore, we must increase American force and resist meaningful negotiations, until the day when a client government can exert both military and political control over its own population—a day which may never dawn, for as William Bundy has pointed out, we could never be sure of the security of a Southeast Asia “from which the Western presence was effectively withdrawn.” Thus if we were to “negotiate in the direction of solutions that are put under the label of neutralization,” this would amount to capitulation to the Communists. According to this reasoning, then, South Vietnam must remain, permanently, an American military base.
The “attack on India” grew out of a border dispute that began several years after the Chinese had completed a road from Tibet to Sinkiang in an area so remote from Indian control that the Indians learned about this operation only from the Chinese Press. According to American Air Force maps, the disputed area is in Chinese territory. Cf. Alastair Lamb, , July-September, 1965. To this distinguished authority, “it seems unlikely that the Chinese have been working out some master plan…to take over the Indian sub-continent lock, stock and overpopulated barrel.” Rather, he thinks it likely that the Chinese were probably unaware that India even claimed the territory through which the road passed. After the Chinese military victory, Chinese troops were, in most areas, withdrawn beyond the McMahon line, a border which the British had attempted to impose on China in 1914 but which has never been recognized by China (Nationalist or Communist), the United States, or any other government. It is remarkable that a person in a responsible position could describe all of this as Chinese expansionism. In fact, it is absurd to debate the hypothetical aggressiveness of a China surrounded by American missiles and a still expanding network of military bases backed by an enormous American expeditionary force in Southeast Asia. It is conceivable that at some future time a powerful China may be expansionist. We may speculate about such possibilities if we wish, but it is American aggressiveness that is the central fact of current politics.