Progress: The Influential Roman Reform

Progress: The Influential Roman Reform       If conservatism means maintaining the status quo and resisting change, then progress stands in opposition to that; revolution is extreme change demanded through a popular uprising; reform is to respond to the demand for change. When…

Rules as a Necessary Evil

The Genesis of a New Civilization in Golding’s Lord of the Flies      In the beginning, rules were created and brought order out of chaos but the people lost their way and brought ruin to what was otherwise a paradise. In 1954, British…

Music As Propaganda

MUSIC AS PROPAGANDA: THE FIRST WORLD WAR      It may be a long way from Tipperary, but with these songs, it can feel just like home. In the First World War, there were very few ways to spread propaganda. Music, however, could be…

Capuletism: How Capitalism was the Cause of Romeo and Juliet’s Fate

Capuletism: How Capitalism was the Cause of Romeo and Juliet’s Fate             Could the tragic fates of Romeo and Juliet have been prevented in a socialist society? Looking at the story through the lens of economic structure, lots of the motivations and actions can…

The Monroe Doctrine: America Cuts the Cord

The Monroe Doctrine: America Cuts the Cord             It was time for America to move out, be independent, live alone, and follow their own rules. The Monroe Doctrine was a bold statement establishing the United States as an independent world power and the only…

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