Kunstler’s argument is in order to avoid disaster in America we must rethink and reorganize the way we live our daily lives. In paragraph one Kunstler uses ethos when he writes “This is just another symptom of the delusional thinking that now grips the nation, especially among the educated and well- intentioned.” He writes this hoping he can show us that Americans brain wash themselves into thinking everything going to be alright and therefore we must rethink the way interpret problems, we as Americans cannot ignore the outside world, we must take everything into account and see how it effects our daily lives. Another point in the essay where Kunstler uses ethos is in paragraph two where he states “The public and the mainstream media misunderstands the peak oil story.” Kustler is stating that no one really understands the oil crises in America, whatever mainstream explanations are presented to us are not fully accurate. It is up to us to find out for ourselves and understand what is happening in the world around us. Therefore another way to avoid disaster in America would be to better inform ourselves and not believe everything presented to us by the mainstream media.
This compelled a sense of unity, which in turn helped groups organize to change how the nation viewed the war. Country Joe McDonald’s song emphasizes a misunderstanding between the young radicals of society and their leaders, “And it’s 1,2,3, what’re we fighting for? / Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn” (14-15). An increasingly noticeable ‘generation gap’ started to widen as U.S. News & World Report “assured its readers that Vietnam was a “local war... Big war is not threatened” (Lynskey 89). However, when President Johnson and other military advisors mixed-up events, possibly deliberately, to claim that North Vietnam had just attacked the US naval force in the Gulf of Tonkin- an incident which later proved to be a minor naval clash (Prados 1) and used this conflict as a premise to launch a full scale invasion of the communist state, the antiwar movement consolidated with great speed.
Women learned the ways of men (doing business and taking care of finances) while the men were away at war. Because of this they desired more equal marriages and wanted a say in decisions. They also wanted to marry for love instead of economics. Men finally began teaching women in schools which eventually led to women teaching other women. Abigail Adams reminded her husband to not forget the women in the constitution which is significant because it was the beginning of women’s rights.
I have chosen to talk on the role of women until the 1500’s, I pick this topic because I’m a woman myself and would love the know all about how unfair women was treated and all they had to take. I will also talk about how difficult it was for the women, men was also sometimes treated better than women. I will talk on the rights the women had in the middle east. Most women place was in the house only, they had no rite to know what the men did outside the home. I will also talk on how time brouht about a change for the women, I will compare the women from then until now.
I found it very difficult to put the book down. It is a book I have already recommended to others especially the women in my life. It was amazing to know the amount of abuse and killings on girls and the struggle for gender equality around the world. By reading these stories we learn that women are not the problem but the solution. I believe this is not only true for the women’s stories in this book, but true for all women.
The historical debate surrounding this topic is wether women’s lives really did change greatly after the two world wars, or wether their lives simply went back to the way they were before the war started. This essay will discuss women’s participation during the two world wars, the gaining of the vote, women in the workplace after the wars, their role in society and how it changed and eventually, coming to the conclusion that women’s lives did not change to a great extent, and that it was all a result of changing times in society. Women’s participation during the two world wars was greatly appreciated. The great war came to be seen as a great opportunity for women, however, when war first broke out, the war was seen a threat to women’s position1. There was a massive disruption of the industries in which women were mostly employed, such as dress-making and textiles.
The social development model that Erickson developed as a whole fits accurately to the general population; however there are areas that could be better defined in concerns to women. I believe that this article, “WOMEN'S SELF-DEFINITION IN ADULTHOOD: FROM A DIFFERENT MODEL?” (Peck, 1986, p. 1) goes into some detail as to why this would be necessary. This article conveys an accurate description using two women and the issues they faced with unplanned pregnancies. It also goes on to describe how later in life what these two women thought of themselves, and why they were satisfied or dissatisfied with how their lives turned out. While equality as a general rule has become more prevalent in society there are still stereotypes that women are encouraged to follow.
Richard Nixon’s election to Presidency of the United States in 1968, marked a turning point in American foreign policy and a new strategic approach to the war in Vietnam. It was a war he had inherited from his predecessor, Lyndon Johnson. Domestic support for the war had diminished significantly, with national outpourings of opposition. This prompted Nixon to make his famous ‘silent majority’ speech, where he outlined his position on Vietnam, “After all, we became involved in the war while my predecessor was in office. I could blame the defeat which would have been the result of my action on him and come out as Peacemaker…But I had a greater obligation than to think only of the years of my administration and of the next election.
“Unsung Heroes” follows the same line of thought. It enumerates explicitly false heroes that are often found among former US presidents and military people. Zinn reminds us of the crimes each of them has committed. He suggests that these undue idols be taken off their pedestals and be replaced by real heroes, people who have sacrificed something to make a change, even if it was a small one. Being a war-opponent and social activist, Howard Zinn’s most likely intention in writing “Unsung Heroes” was to educate people about the mistakes (and deliberate lies) that are, in his opinion, very common in the perception of American history.
This coverage was thought to have had a powerful influence on public opinion and therefore on political decision making”. This evidence also explains how the media influenced many Americans by making them realize that the war was bad and it had to end. The last two evidences fit together with each other because they both show how the media has changed the way people saw the war and it also shows the importance of the media during the Vietnam War. “