Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
GOV102 “Introduction to Government and Politics”
Summer (B) 2015 Continue reading
In about 1750 words, answer the following questions. Due Friday June 26th by 11:59pm.
Do some research on the deaths of Eric Garner, John Crawford, Walter Scott, and Freddie Gray. What happened in each case? What are the similarities across cases? Taken together, what does it all add up to?
In not much less than 1250 words, address the following:
Compare the views of God as presented in Tolstoy’s “Where God Is, Love Is” and Twain’s The Mysterious Stranger (this is a link to the correct version). Focus on the issue of human suffering, for example the death of small children.
DUE VIA EMAIL by 11:59 pm MAY 11 in .docx or .doc file formats only.
in roughly 1500 words, address the following:
What are Walt and Mearsheimer’s main points? Are they convincing? Why or why not? Which of the letters following their article, if any, are convincing? Why or why not?
Due via email by Weds. May 13 11:59pm. Please use only .doc or .docx file formats.
In about 1250 words, address the following:
What are the major points of the agreement recently reached between Iran and the United States regarding the Iranian nuclear program? What are the criticisms of this deal? What are the differences between the US and Israel on this deal?
Use these sources; if you choose you may use other reputable sources as well.
Due Thursday April 30th in class.
In roughly 1250 words (include the word count), stapled or paper-clipped, address the following, using the chapters from Heck, “Child of Hitler,” as well as lectures.
Discuss the indoctrination that Heck goes through as a child. Which aspects of Nazi education are most effective in this regard? What were the basic tenets of the Nazi creed, and how were they transmitted to children? Is Heck convinced?
Due Monday April 20th in class
In roughly 1250 words, address the following. Due April 9 in class.
Compare the US reactions to the Iraqi invasions of Iran (in 1980) and Kuwait (in 1990). What type of language did the Reagan and Bush administrations use? How were they different? How do you explain this difference?
Sources: Use the relevant chapters from Freedman, as well as research from the New York Times and/or other newspapers. (For the New York Times, see this link.) From the newspapers, get the specific quotes used by Administration officials in the days and weeks after each invasion.