Sandra Dunmore 2118 U.S. Hist.1311 The Cold War The Cold War by Jeremy Isaac and Taylor Downing is a book about the history of the U.S. In this book the author talks about how communism has been a part of U.S. history since the eighteenth century. Soviet Union leaders, such as Marx, Lenin, and Stalin continued to spread communism to other nations. The Cold War was not a war of weapons but a war to stop the spread of communism. The book goes into details about how the United States used every media outlet to convince the public of the horrors of communism.
Justify through textual evidence. The dystopian novel 1984 by George Orwell stresses on the totalitarian regime of Big Brother and the Inner Party. In Orwell’s novel, 1984, he warns us about the mind control of Big Brother and how the power of the government is continuously rising over the lives of citizens by spying and using fear to diminish their freedom and ‘rectifying’ the past. There are three sacred principles of ingsoc, these are newspeak, doublethink, and mutability of the past. One of the issues raised in 1984 is the idea that history is mutable or changeable, that truth is what the Party deems it to be, and that the truths found in history are the bases of the principles of the future.
Financial gain will always be a factor for espionage. In the current state of our society, some people feel they do not possess enough money to maintain their current lifestyle, or the lifestyle they wish to have; causing them to resort to selling information to the opposition. Robert Hansen had a serious ego problem which led him to sell information to the Russians. Other reasons individuals commit espionage include, but is not limited to disgruntlement/revenge, ingratiation, coercion and love. In this paper, I will discuss Clayton Lonetree’s spy case, including his background, indicators, material compromised, and the overall investigation which followed his arrest.
“The Detention Scandal” is an editorial taken from the America magazine. In this article, the authors show how national security is used as an excuse to keep the prisoners on the Guantanamo Bay. The authors try to prove how the fear of terrorism has blinded the U.S. government that it has made them deny the basic human rights. Everyone sees the wrong doings in Guantanamo Bay and knows it needs to be shut down but the fear of government to lose their “suspected” enemy combatants make it impossible. The authors use the different components of persuasion throughout the article.
After World War two, the world split into two distinct camps. Propaganda was use to justify or condemn about such as the United States and the Soviet Union became engaged in proxy wars against one another. As a result, propagandists ought to portray an enemy nation as harboring all the qualities that were adverse to their own conception of liberty and progress. The differences between American capitalist democracy and Soviet socialist totalitarianism came from their systems. The American government went out of its way to portray communists as scarier and more not the same as what Americans were.
Everyone has their own definition; therefore this question has no definite answer. The people who are at fault is our government, not Americans. By recognizing the correct definition of terrorism and understanding how we are being manipulated by government officials, can we then stop supporting our
According to Michael Moore’s documentary, I assume that media can’t be trustworthy unless people explore for the accurate news and find out who is behind those news and TV shows. Some media images could be fabricated to edited or transmitted from the wrong place. Furthermore the problem with some government’s TVs that they use lots of intimidation in their news, and most people believe it and they build their thoughts on what they hear in the news without searching for the true information. For example, there is an American TV show called “Cops”, it is a documentary of reality shows the way how cops search for criminals and how they chase them. They usually show that that the criminals are black people and the white cops are chasing them.
George Orwell’s book 1984 written in 1949 is not only a great piece of literature, but it also serves as a warning to us. Orwell is warning us about the drastic effects science and technology can have on us if they get into power hungry hands. He wrote the book as a warning but it has become somewhat true in our society. Orwell warns us about the three vital things totalitarian government and our world uses to control people. The three things Big Brother’s government and our own government use are controlling people physically by watching them, controlling their emotions by redefining relationships and controlling them psychology by making them fearful.
One example of an author’s forewarning of the future occurs in George Orwell’s 1984, which cautions the world of the dangers of a totalitarian government. In Orwell’s negative utopia, the Party, the entity of absolute power, controls its people to the point of arresting them for simply having a rebellious thought. The Party also has three slogans that are displayed in numerous places for all to view. These
He states that “Columnists and TV shows are asking at what stage will authorities start torturing suspects to obtain information vital to the security of American people” (1). Porter also writes that “the New York Times made plain that torture was still unthinkable to commentators and to most of the American public” (1). The author then says the “U.S. is a long way off using torture in its war against terrorism” (2). He does this to display the different stances of the media on torture.