Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
In roughly 1250 words, compare La Feber’s (revisionist) account of the beginning of the Cold War (chs. 1-5) with Schlesinger‘s (traditionalist) account. Use lecture material (the revisionist view), as well.
What were the crucial events in terms of the origins of the Cold War? How do La Feber’s and Schlesinger’s interpretations of these events differ? Explain.
Due Friday Feb. 19th in the ART/GOV office. Paper must be printed out (not emailed), stapled/paper-clipped, with 1-inch margins.
GOV 291 Riots, Rebellions and Revolutions Spring 2016
In roughly 1250 words (not many fewer than that), address the following.
Do some research on one of the race riots discussed in the readings for Weeks 2 and 3; specifically, use at least 3 sources not assigned in class.
- What were the long-term causes?
- What was the precipitating factor(s)?
- What role did the media play?
- Was the state complicit? In what way?
- Did the “color line” play a role?
- Was it a riot, or more one community attacking another?
Due Friday Feb. 12 in the ART/GOV office, third floor of Main Hall. Emailed papers not accepted. For more information on how your paper will be graded, see this link.
Food Stamps and Welfare Liberalism
In roughly 1000 words, play the role of a welfare liberal (some combination of Green, Roosevelt, Johnson, and Obama), and argue for necessity of adequately funding the food stamp (known as SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance) program. Why is it necessary? How expensive is it? Are there criticisms of the program? Are they convincing? Why not?
Use 4-5 reputable sources (newspapers are fine) for information on the SNAP program and criticisms of it. For the welfare liberal view, use these readings from the Ball and Dagger book:
T. H. Green, Liberalism and Positive Freedom; Franklin D. Roosevelt, Commonwealth Club Address (1932); Lyndon B. Johnson, “To Fulfill These Rights”: Speech at Howard University; Barack Obama, Speech at Osawatomie, Kansas.
Due Dec. 15th at 11:59pm emailed to me in a .doc or .docx file format.
Address the following questions about The Mysterious Stranger with a minimum of quotations–and none longer than 4-5 words. Instead of quoting, paraphrase.
Address the following the form of an essay–one theme that covers all these questions–of about 1000 words. Due Friday Dec. 11 by 11:59pm. Email it to me, but the file must have the extension .doc or .docx or .rtf
What is the moral sense and what does it have to do with witch hunts and wars? Why does the Angel Satan insist that the words “inhumane” and “brutal” are misused?
In roughly 1000 words, discuss the Nov. 27th shootings in Colorado, allegedly by Robert Lewis Dear, in the context of the example of Paul Hill examined in the film “the Army of God,” and at least five others: the killings by David Gunn, John Salvi, Eric Robert Rudolph, James Kopp, and Scott Roeder; you may also choose to investigate the attacks mentioned in Jenkins and Henderson, below.
What did the shooters seem to have in common? Is there adequate attention paid to this topic in the US media? Why or why not, do you think?
Due Monday Dec. 7 in class
This paper requires you to do research several of the individuals mentioned above, so as to gather enough evidence to adequately compare them.