Murray, angered at this critical tenure review by men whose opinion he did not overly respect, went on leave from 1937 until the fall of 1941. After a year in Europe, he returned to the United States to work on his biography of Herman Melville, taking Melville through age thirtythree, when he finished Pierre. With the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, the world changed, and Murray’s conception of himself and his work in the world also changed. Fighting against Nazism and winning World War II became of greatest immediate importance, while exploring the unconscious had a lower priority. In response to a request from the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency, Murray finished by October 1943 a 227-page psychological study of Adolf Hitler, “Analysis of the Personality of Adolph [sic] Hitler, with Predictions of His Future Behavior and Suggestions for Dealing with Him Now and After Germany’s Surrender.” Much of this was later published, without adequate acknowledgement of Murray’s role, by Walter C. Langer as The Mind of Adolf Hitler: The Secret Wartime Report (1972).
It described the event as something odd, something alien to American history. I could see that the author was trying to damp the shock. He tried to keep his tone as flat as possible, while adding some slight humor as he made the comparisons between how American was preparing for its Bicentennial of independence and how it was in Southern Vietnam. And, to my own surprise, each time he mentioned the situation of the ARVN, I kept looked up at the image, instinctively, and felt sorry for them. For me once, they were only “puppets” of Nixon.
One of the most popular factors attributed to the success of the First Crusade was the deep religious conviction of the first crusaders. They believed that their cause was just, and that God was behind it. This staunch conviction bolstered their efforts to the extent in which they engaged and defeated formidable opponents such as the Egyptians, defying all logical calculation and reasoning. The religious zeal of the crusaders could also have given them the strength to endure and overcome the miserable conditions they found themselves in, sieges and disease. Another reason why the First Crusade was successful was because of its efficient leadership.
Trumam Doctine Strayer University Julio Silva POL300 – International Problems Harry S. Truman assumed the presidency on April 12, 1945, after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The World War II was all but over in the European front, but it was still far from over in front of Asia. Although they had suffered major naval defeats, the Japanese had great power of resistance. The U.S. was the only major ally who managed to keep relatively low losses during the war and, according to historians; the Americans knew they had much to gain from ending the conflict. In subsequent years, the country assumed increasing importance in the international and economic changes have made the people forget quickly the economic
As opposed to the other superpower, America got directly involved, sending not only financial aid1 but actively participating in the military effort. American involvement in the Vietnam War was an unnecessary commitment which negatively impacted on public opinion of the United States government throughout the world during the 1960’s and turned the civil war between North and South Vietnam into a theatre of operation for the great power rivalry which resulted in increased cold war
1b) 'Another charge which some readers have made is that Lolita is anti-American. This is something that pains me considerably more than the idiotic accusation of immorality.' (Afterword: 'On a Book Entitled Lolita') To what extent do you agree with Nabokov's rejection of charges of anti-Americanism? Discuss the Novel's representation of America – its customs, culture, or landscape – to support your view. The debate of whether or not Nabokov's novel is in fact anti-American can be, to an extent, attributed to our perceptions of Humbert.