Using Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed and Weisberg’s documentary Waging a Living, write an argumentative essay in which you decide what personal qualities and characteristics are necessary to “make it in America”. Then use examples from both to support your thesis. Barbara Ehrenreich argues that government and business in America fail to address the problems of the poor. Using what you have learned from Nickel and Dimed and Waging a living, explain how a person in America might also be responsible, at least partially, for his own individual failure. In a well-developed essay, discuss three pertinent, vivid representative examples of the difficulties Barbara Ehrenreich encountered as a waitress in Chapter 1.
Journalist Daniel Flynn, Author of A Conservative History of the American Left, Why the Left Hates America: Exposing the Lies That Have Obscured Our Nation's Greatness, and Intellectual Morons: How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall for Stupid Ideas[Flynnfiles.com], points out the bias and assumption in Zinn’s work in his article “Howard Zinn’s Biased History” of the History News Network[Flynn]. And while Flynn may seem a little radical, he does make a fair point when he notices how Zinn demeans our founding fathers noble and historical actions to a greed filled angle created souly to benefit the upper class by
HW6: Hirsch summary In the reading “Creating a Curriculum for the American People” by E.D Hirsch, Jr. emphases on his belief that America’s biggest educational problems can be separated in to three categories. First is our low academic achievement relative to other nations; second is our lack of equality of educational opportunity; third our failure to perpetuate a strong sense of loyalty to the national community and its civic institutions. In the excerpt, he lays out his case that a shared base of common knowledge is essential not just reading and comprehension but the functioning of democracy itself. Hirsch describes how the anti-curriculum movement, the dominant school of thought in education became “tragically and unintentionally” an anti-equality movement. A lack of knowledge, both civic and wide-ranging, is the most significant deficit in most American students’ education.
The comparison comes as both nations always try to influence or help other nations that need help with either military force or diplomacy. Adrian Goldsworthy showed to the readers the political and military reasons why Ancient Rome fell apart and compares their ups and downs to a nation now that has overcome their ups and downs and still be strong nation. Many nations now learn from past nation’s mistake and try their harder to overcome it and not to make the same decision again. The Romans were still be a great empire today if they had the written notes about the mistakes they made from one emperors to the other of from one form of government to the new form of government as the current nations have
Throughout is powerful speech he uses emotional appeals and rhetorical questions to get his ideas across. Henry uses emotional appeal by expressing how much the colonists have been hurt and wronged by the British government. Simply by expressing how much Britain has placed soldiers and naval fleets around the colonies makes there a perception that Britain does not trust the colonies and must guard them like a prison not giving them any rights. Also, by asking rhetorical questions about simple human rights and freedom he puts the listeners into a mindset that they have been wronged. He does not always say exactly what Britain has done but rather mentions their government and then asks a rhetorical question about the man’s freedom.
Synthetic Paper Rahm Emmanuel statement In the Denver Post, David harsanyi (columnist) responded on “Rahm Emmanuel statement”. There is no question that the “Rahm Emmanuel Statement” raised a number of people eyebrows. Is the word “Retarded” as bad as using the “N-word”? How would one put it in to play or comprise the depth of how the words are used? White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's verbal indiscretion referring to some liberal activists as "f**king retarded” has shined a spotlight on just how certain the R-word is in American conversation, and how offensive it can be for millions of Americans.
No matter what one’s ideology is, some will blame a chamber of Congress, the other will blame the White House. It is clear that both used the proletariat masses as hostages to make the other side to capitulate because of their unnecessary suffering because of their willingness to throw a wrench in the cogs of the federal Government. In this day and age, partisan politics is just as much as a societal scourge as racism, sexism and other types of prejudicial strife. It is seemingly that the Founding Fathers intended to use a form of conflict theory that would keep American society in check. What has been called, “Checks and Balances” is indeed a form of conflict theory.
The author, Larry Abramson, writes this article with a clear goal in mind, to inform the reader the two sides (pro –seniority vs. anti-seniority) fighting for what they believe is right and how this will benefit or hurt the educational systems involved. His main purpose it to provide unbiased information of how the seniority laws work, and who is involved in the growing debates for and against it. Abramson describes how unions are facing large numbers of republican senators arguing against getting rid of seniority laws. Abramson gives brief description of how seniority works, what it means for each of the groups and for the students within the school systems. He uses words like momentum, aggravate and promising to create a tone of importance, hope and concern.
By Benjamin Barber, The Student and the University by Allan Bloom, and Class in America by Gregory Mantsios, the connection between the three is the idea of how education is the key to the people’s future, how it classifies them, and how it builds a nation. In Letter to America, written by David Boren, a former US Senator and president of the University of Oklahoma, quotes, “One of our greatest shortcomings as Americans is our failure to be intellectually curious about what is happening to us as people.” (Boren, 11). The problem is that education is being disregarded, and America needs to realize this as a whole. If the education in the United States is declining, the students are affected, and then the building of a great nation is disrupted. Barber, Bloom, and Mantsios all provide opinions and ideas that could solve this problem and help future generations succeed in a functional nation.
Success Through Success Ever pay attention to the manipulation of words used by presidents when giving a speech? Until reading “A Nation of Victims” by Reanna Brooks, and “Why JFK’s Inaugural Succeeded” by Thurston Clarke; the manipulation of words were subliminal. Brooks presents the audience with an analysis on President George W. Bush’s manner of speech. Brooks feels that despite his verbal blunders and linguistic stumbles, his words are purposely selected to hide certain issues and to negatively frame opposing view points. Also, Brooks says that Bush’s speeches are emotionally charged, “dependency-creating” and thus provoking fear amongst his listeners.