Levin’s target audience is Americans because his use of American symbolism such as “July 4,” and “unconstitutional.” In addition, the United States is not the only victim of terrorist attacks. Many countries around the world also fall prey to terrorism. According to Levin, begins his essay with a brief description of how he believes that societies view the subject of torture as negative thing. He justifies his reasoning on torture by allowing it in order to save innocent lives. Levin’s second claim is that the judicial system is a slow process when time is a factor and the only way to speed it up is by torture.
Many Americans believe that the Japanese deserved to be bombed based on how they had previously treated the United States, which is another reason why it might have been justified. It was also a way for the United States to show the power and knowledge it possessed to the rest of the world. Devastating things came to be because of this monumental moment in history, but the debate is whether or not these horrible things were justified. It’s a matter of Machiavelli’s famous saying; does the end justify the means? For starters, fewer American soldiers and Japanese civilians died.
This new type of patriotism that plagued the lands¾infecting many¾brought us Americans some much needed unification¾but at the expense of living in fear, out-casting the ones whom stand out from the norm. Some call this an improvement, that we’re now on our toes at all times. However, I completely disagree. I’d like to present the facts to you as clearly as I possibly could. Due to the September 11 attacks, America has changed for the worse.
The Red Scare was a period in which many Americans feared that communism would thrive, and the capitalist system in the United States would be threatened. (1947-1957) 2. This was a fragile time for Americans, having just ended one war, and then thrusting into a new one. The fear of Communism has always somewhat paralyzed Americans, except this second Red Scare was particularly fueled by Senator Joseph McCarthy. B. McCarthy’s reasons for his accusations were that he had proof that citizens of the U.S. were in fact members of the Communist party.
But the US govt. has made its stance very clear that it won’t stop these attacks as they are effective against terrorism. But this has been wrong move on US government’s part as the drone attacks which have resulted in killing of innocent people has led to the creation of more terrorists. It has been seen that those whose relative were
In my view of this it seems futile to talk of permanent, everlasting peace or to make plans for the peace. A particularly disturbing side of modern wars is that they tend to become global so that they may engulf the entire world. An example of this would be the War on Terror that the United States is now fighting. But there are people who consider war as something grand and heroic and regard it as something that bring out the best in man, but this does not in any way alter the fact that war is a terrible, and dreadful to our society. War helps our society grow.
Soon after, various evaluations of the war dictated that USA and the “western” supporters (i.e. Capitalist governments) were to blame. As far as Modern World History states, I am led to believe that both sides were “belligerents” of equal contribution to the war’s happening. Russia (USSR) and its Communist Allies have been frequently discarded with the blame of the Cold War’s development but is this harsh judgment really a correct interpretation of the events? Because of allegations leading up to the 1960s, the ordinary western resident would most probably blame the USSR for the war’s happening (obviously the element on pride and patriotism are to be taken into account) but to the more historically taught persons, further elements can be taken into account.
However, terrorists can argue that their methods are ethical and just to right wrongs due to political and social injustices. For instance; when people have been stripped of their rights or land, resorting to terrorism could be the only effective means to bring change. Many nations live in hunger or poverty—particularly the Third World countries—and see few options other than violent acts of terrorism to get the attention of the media in hopes of making their world better. After the attacks of September 11, Osama bin Laden, founder of Al-Queda, felt that the land of his people is being stripped by oppressive U.S. military forces simply by occupying the holy lands of
2) Use Sources 4,5 and 6 and your own knowledge. Do you agree with the view that the threat of popular violence was primarily responsible for the partition of India? Popular violence, which is the mobilization of people to commit acts of aggression, played a significant part in the partition, but one could also argue that it was not primarily responsible for the partition as other factors played a more pivotal role. Many would argue, as seen in Source 6, that the partition was simply the inevitable outcome of the irreconcilable opposition between Hindus and Muslims. Although the acts of popular violence did cause Nehru, Jinnah and Lord Mountbatten’s nerves to rise, movements such as the Riots of Rawal Pindi in 1947 were essentially a result of religious tension.
Ever “since Edwin Sutherland first used the term in his 1939 presidential address to the American Sociological society, white collar crime has been a focus of controversy” (Coleman,1989, p.2). Many people believe that although white collar crimes may be costly, they are nevertheless nonviolent and do not pose a direct threat to society. “Street crime is an important social concern, but our attention has become so fixated upon it that we often ignore white collar crimes that are both more costly and more dangerous to society” ( Coleman, 1989, p.1). White collar crime has become an epidemic because of newer methods of reaching victims in what is called the “information age”. In fact, “the advent of the computer, for example, gives large numbers of people access to the documents and transactions that are so much a part of white collar illegalities” (Chayet, Waring, & Weisburd, 2001, p.11).