The source is from a modern book named ‘Britain and Ireland, from Home Rule to Independence’ and so you could argue the source is to be given some validity however given that it is a modern text you could question some of the information it presents as it is not a primary source of information. The source suggests that Asquith’s policy and attitude was not proactive enough, therefore criticising his methods. The source states that this as well as his ‘blunder’ of including Ulster in the Home Rule Bill of 1912, which subsequently caused the first and immediate threat of Civil War in Ireland was just some of the error. This source therefore supports this view to a great extent because of this evidence. Source 8 does not support this view, however the only evidence supporting it being that tensions between Nationalists and Unionists was high and that because of their differences Ireland was preparing for a Civil War, as suggested by source 7.
Angela DiGioia Geography Professor Lucibello 9 April 2013 Guns, Germs, and Steel: Jared Diamond’s “Big Ideas” to Explain Underdevelopment In Jared Diamond’s, Guns, Germs, and Steel, he attempts to explain the factors that contribute to the underdevelopment of certain continents and regions other than the theory of superiority that he strongly rejects. “The explanation based on race is absurd,” Diamond states in the film. The issue of believing that people in underdeveloped countries are simply “not as smart” has no supporting evidence to it. Jared Diamond actually suggests that people in those underdeveloped areas may actually be smarter because they simply have to be in order to survive in their conditions and circumstances. In an interview with PBS, Diamond states that two of the largest factors contributing to the explanation of what the sources of underdeveloped and inequality in the contemporary world are the differences in availability of wild plants and animals suitable for domestication, and the difference in the shapes or orientations of continents.
Jared Diamond, author of the Pulitzer Prize Winning, National Best Selling book Guns, Germs and Steel, summarizes his book by saying the following: "History followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples' environments, not because of biological differences among peoples themselves." Guns, Germs and Steel are historical literature that documents Jared Diamond's views on how the world as we know it developed. However, is his thesis that environmental factors contribute so greatly to the development of society and culture valid? Not without flaws, Jared Diamond makes many claims throughout his work, and provides numerous examples and evidence to support his theories. In this essay, I will summarize Jared Diamond's accounts of world history and evolution of culture.
For centuries, there has been controversy to whether Columbus Day should or should not be celebrated. Personally, I feel that our town should not celebrate Columbus Day. Christopher Columbus was many things; an explorer, an adventurist, a risk-taker, etc. But, many people argue that he really didn’t add anything new to European knowledge or the knowledge of the world at the time. In addition to that, Christopher Columbus was uncaring and cruel.
Name: Course: Instructor: Date: “Guns, Germs, and Steel” by Jared Diamond The key theme of Jared Diamond’s book “Guns, Germs, and Steel” is the history of societies and cultures as well as their place in that history. In 1998, it won the prize for a nonfiction book and became the national best seller that year. Diamond caught the attention of the public by his book with a fascinating account of more than 13000 years of human evolution and development. He contends that the lapses in power and technology in the human societies originated from differentiated environments. The author argues that while cultural or genetic make-up has favored Eurasians regarding resistance to endemic diseases and development of writing earlier than on the other
Guns, Germs and Steel is a three – part documentary that was shown on both PBS and National Geographic channels. The author of this documentary was written by Jared Diamond and was released in 2003. There is also a best – selling book with the same name and author, which was released in 1997. The main question that is being answered throughout the documentary is mainly why some parts of the world have become rich powerful while other parts remain underprivileged? While there is no clear answer right now, author, Jared Diamond travels to a part of the world to search for “the roots of inequality.” Diamond discards some of the discriminatory philosophies of natural and cultural dominance or inadequacy, but rather focusing more on how environmental
Because of the lack of passion, the middle or center most position will never garner the enthusiasm that fuels the fiery rhetoric and mass protests that the more polar positions wield. But I believe that by far, the most productive and sustainable legislation and business practices always come from the center. Therefore it is my recommendation that the public at large look at the lessons of the past and see that neither a pro-business nor a pro-regulatory climate is the most beneficial one. I believe that the best answer, the best solution, the most sustainable outcome will be the one closest to the center. Bibliography Alan Nevins, study in power: John D Rockefeller (New York: Scribner, 1953) p. 443 Business government and society a managerial perspective 13th edition, Steiner
They would make themselves into personae, not people, and others would see through them immediately. No one can be authentic by trying to imitate someone else. You can learn from others’ experiences, but there is no way you can be successful when you are trying to be like them. People trust you when you are genuine and authentic, not a replica of someone else. Amgen CEO and president Kevin Sharer, who gained priceless experience working as Jack Welch’s assistant in the 1980s, saw the downside of GE’s cult of personality in those days.
In fact, so many people are focused on not failing, that they don’t really aim for success. To this success driven society, failure isn’t just considered not an option, it is deemed a deficiency. “It is our meta-mistake: We are wrong about what it means to be wrong. Far from being a sign of intellectual inferiority, the capacity to err is crucial to human cognition (K. Schulz)”. When we actually take the time to think about all of the great thinkers throughout history, failure isn’t a new or extraordinary thing at all.
Investigating a Positivist Approach in Human Geography ‘Positivism is a philosophy that denies our knowledge of the real and affirms our ignorance of the apparent. Its longest exponent is (Auguste) Comte, its broadest (John Stuart) Mill and its thickest (Herbert) Spencer’ such was the view of renowned American journalist editor and cynic Ambrose Bierce. He felt it dramatically failed to correctly represent human social interaction. Other criticism’s of positivism is that it’s findings do not hold up in the real world, rather their findings were a direct result of what happens when positivists’ use historically misrepresented scientific methods and findings in their work. Despite much scrutiny any criticism throughout the ages Positivism has remained at the forefront of Philosophical and Scientific thinking and research.