December 8, 2011 A Comparative Critique of “The Genocidal Killer in the Mirror” and “The Abu Ghraib Prison Scandal: Sources of Sadism” The subject of obedience to authority to the point where a human would cause physical harm to another human has been greatly debated among modern critics. In his article “The Genocidal Killer in the Mirror”, Crispin Sartwell suggests that the average ordinary citizen will participate in mass genocide. In contrast, “The Abu Ghraib Prison Scandal: Sources of Sadism” by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak focuses on the response of soldiers in the military to their superiors. Both articles cover ground dealing with man’s response to social consensus and obedience. In contrast, however, Sartwell’s article focuses primarily upon the civilian aspect of obedience, whereas Szegedy-Maszak focuses more upon the military aspect.
One thing he mentions repeatedly is the reluctance of United States aid money. He mentions the elite trained Aclactl Battalion, and that their American trainers had perhaps instilled their aggressiveness. He mentions that the Americans loved Monterrosa and that the Americans were desperate to finish the war. As an example Danner says, "The Americans had stepped forward to fund the war, but were unwilling to fight it" He mentions the aid of a CIA officer who claims that the largest fighting was taking place at El Mozote. This leads us to America actually acknowledging that something might have been happening at El Mozote.
This section requires management and the external auditor to report on the adequacy of a company’s internal control over all financial reporting. This is the most costly aspect of the legislation for companies to implement, as documenting and testing financial manual and automated controls requires a massive amount of effort. Looking at it from economic prospective, the individual investor was hit hard. Just because they might be able to diversify their investments, each company must spend significant amounts of money and their resources to be in compliance with Sarbox. This cost cannot be diversified; it will be multiplied for every investor.
What is the purpose of the documentary? The purpose of the documentary is to breakdown the beginning of certain events after the 9/11 terrorist attacks through the views of oil and regions that are major oil plants. 3. What is the main message the director wants to get across to the audience? The main message the director wants to get across is a new point of view about the war and current U.S foreign policy.
In Why Nations Go to War, Dr.John G Stoessinger talks about the role of individuals in starting wars. He is of the view that factors like economics, nationalism, alliance networks and even fate are often put forward as the primary reasons for the outbreak of a war, but the human element, the personalities, the hopes and fears and the particular worldview of the individual leaders of the country are not given nearly as much importance. The writer points out that wars are after all, started by people and to a large extent, the book deals with the lead up to the moment when people finally decide to go to war. The author holds a Ph.D. from Harvard and has taught at Harvard, M.I.T, Columbia and Princeton. He won the Bancroft Prize for his book, The Might of Nations and he has served as acting director for the political affairs division at the United Nations.
Running on Empty In his book, Running on Empty, Peterson recognizes that the hope for modifying the political incentives normally hinges on the changing and the selfish attitudes of voters who have self-interest on political process, hence engendering in vitriolic partnership (Peterson pg. 218). His proposal for the reformation of the budget processes, on the other hand, seems to be myopic, since the pork-barrel politics are disgraceful despite the fact that the reform for the budget processes was proved to be impossible. Peterson has placed a great weight concerning the present generation that is supposed by various obligations to posterity; he says that he is worried whether the social promises of today are binding on the future generation, and if it would be possible to
If we are to deal effectively with terrorists across the globe, we must develop a sense of empathy—I don't mean "sympathy," but rather "understanding"—to counter their attacks on us and the Western World. 10. One of the greatest dangers we face today is the risk that terrorists will obtain access to weapons of mass destruction as a result of the breakdown of the Non-Proliferation Regime. We in the U.S. are contributing to that
"They are trying to manipulate world opinion in a way that is advantageous to them and disadvantageous to us," Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld says of the enemy. "And we need to do everything we can to make sure the truth gets out." Rumsfeld, however, makes it clear that he sees acceptable shades of gray between telling the whole truth and outright lies. "There are dozens of ways to avoid having to put yourself in a position where you're lying," he
This, combined with the war's length and the waning distinction between civilian and military targets, made it difficult for people to perceive the enemy in terms other than extreme hatred. This was reflected in the demands for retribution made both during and at the end of the war, inevitably affecting the peace settlements that followed. In the following selection Gordon Craig of Princeton and Stan rd, a noted military and diplomatic historian who has done extensive work on German history, analyzes these attitudes and their causes while comparing World War I with previous wars. Consider: How the primary documents on the experience of World War I relate to this interpretation; why it was difficult for governments of belligerent nations to compromise; whether this description of what happened in World War I is likely to be true for almost any extended twentieth-century war. The war of 1914 was the first total war in history, in the sense that very few people living in the belligerent countries were permitted to remain unaffected by it during its course.
Criminal Justice Trends Evaluation The criminal justice system is persistently regulating methods to safeguard and help a shifting civilization. This article assesses, recognizes and measures current upcoming and up-to-date trends upsetting the criminal justice system. Last but not least, it explains the standards of the coordination within a shifting civilization. A current trend that distresses the United States criminal justice system stands to be technology; this contributes to shorten periods of investigations and makes the examination of corruption harder, predominantly high technology delinquency including the knowledge of computers and infrastructures expertise can be a trend to slow the investigations. Simply one of