Another perspective, the Revisionist view initiated by the historian William Appleman Willams regards that the American’s attitude to dispense their ideology of capitalism as well as their tactics in using military means to dominate with world trade was the cause. On the other hand, historians such as John Lewis Gaddis follow a Post-Revisionist view that suggests neither countries were to blame and in fact the breakdown of relations was due to the misunderstandings during a period of mass “growing sense of insecurity” and acted upon failure to acknowledged each others fears. However, it is possible to suggest that one country is held responsible for the origins of the Cold War through the occurrences during this time. This discussion will outline these factors by debating the validity of the question in whether or not it was the Soviet’s attitude and involvement that were to blame. In February 1945 at the Yalta Conference which involved the “Big Three” displayed the highpoint of an inter-allied cooperation.
I found from this article that Miner was hoping to have us see that Americans have many cultural beliefs or practices that really are ridiculous when viewed from somebody else. Horace Miner presents in his article, Body Ritual among the Nacirema, that society is so stuck in their ways of living and forget about the way they used to live without the ‘materialistic’ ways of life. He is trying to portray that society has changed so much over the years and has made such a negative effect on this world, and that we need to learn what really matters and what a positive culture is. “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” (Gandhi, M. (n.d.)). People in our world come from all different cultures that we may not always be familiar with.
Technology Advances Redeeming or Vile? Elements: First, the advances in technology have been the result of our repercussions of our existence in America and the “flattening” of experience. “Technology and Democracy” by Daniel J. Boorstin demonstrates how technology has changed the lifestyles of the American society and that technological advances have reduced the individual characteristic. Boorstin goes on to explain that problems in America come from our successes and this is where issues arise. Furthermore, every complication that we come across will eventually be analyzed and dissolved by some sort of technology.
Yet the word bomb raises a question. Isn’t technology used to create bombs? This leads to my argument of why I feel Kaczynski’s essay may be just a bit inaccurate. Kaczynski’s use of technology to create these bombs completely contradicts his point of the Industrial Revolution being a disaster for the human race. According to an interview with Kaczynski on primitivism.com, it was stated that he developed a negative attitude toward the techno-industrial system very early in his life.
Dumbing Down Society Are you ‘Dumbed Down’? Is ‘Dumbing Down’ a trend that will continue to increase and eventually lead to the weakening of the United States as a world power? In Grant Penrod’s article “Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids”, Penrod proclaims that anti-intellectualism exists and explains factors that contribute to the dumbing down trend. Penrod explains that social stereotypes, public examples, and obsession with wealth are contributing factors of the anti-intellectualism trend. Penrod further explains that the most troublesome concern is the effects that excluding intellects has on them.
To Marx and Engel, the capitalist system as used during the Industrial Revolution created a class system, which oppressed the proletariat. Their proclamation of the capitalist system as decadent and as an enemy to be destroyed was a cause of concern for Americans and for the West as a whole. Adding to the basic opposition of ideologies was the conflict present over issues such as the division of conquered Germany, and the American possession of an atomic bomb, both of which were issues that neither side saw eye to eye on. The tension from these ideological and political issues only deepened the mistrust already in place between the two powers, which stemmed from the initial Russian Revolution in 1917, when the United States, and her allies, had deployed troops to assist the
During these decades, a struggle ensued within the American nation regarding how best to define the nation’s essential character, as groups like the revived Ku Klux Klan fought a rearguard action to define nationhood solely in terms of white skin and Protestant religion against secularists, Catholics, flappers, “New Negroes,” and others who challenged the traditional order. Immediately thereafter, the New Deal implemented in response to the Great Depression threatened to revolutionize the role of the federal government in lives of the American people, in ways which many Americans believed violated the basic tenets of the Constitution—and others believed were not radical enough. Taken together, the decades from 1920 to 1940 may have transformed the American nation more than any other comparable time
So than why does Rorty say the left is important if it’s running against his beloved patriotism? Maybe because he subconsciously realizes that it’s not good for the people of our country to isolate ourselves from the rest of the world. Americans, a lot of the time, fail
But on the other hand, whites still regard the myth as a threat because they think it will harm their “priority”. One possible explanation is that, the contradiction within the myth is derived from the cultural differences between the early age America and the modern America. In the early age when the country was forming, "immigrants take on a new identity -- and a new set of cultural myths" to make themselves fit it. However, the yearning for a common culture and the “desire to assimilate” faded after the country became more stable and the hierarchy was formed. It turned to “the fear of difference”, as today’s people put more importance on preserving their ethnic identities and cultural roots.
Instead, they rely on the injustices and accuse the EU of being the source which causes the adoption of austere policies damaging the large part of the population while favouring elite groups. These movements blame the others for the problems that affect today's society. Instead of proposing possible solutions by promoting collaboration, integration and multiculturalism, the real key to future development and success; they exploit democracy to obtain the highest offices and, once they have achieved their goals, they will attempt to limit the