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MacDonald on Shipman

In his The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America, Eric Kaufmann described liberal Protestantism as one of several liberal traditions in American history. Although it had its origins in the 19th century, by 1910 there arose a liberal Protestant elite committed to “universalist, humanitarian ethics.” Elite Protestants (but not the great mass of Protestant Americans) were opposed to immigration restriction in the 1920s and were at the vanguard of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.

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It seems to me that Dylan, the Beats, and all forms of countercultures/protesters from the 1950s and 1960s were concerned with one important thing: freedom. The protestors from the documentary we watched today were all fighting for freedom. 101 more words

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Congratulations! I now deem you qualified to succeed!

Let me give you all the reasons why I didn’t think I could do anything right.

  • I didn’t go to a fancy private school.
  • My parents were not wealthy.
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What is Normal?

Well let’s narrow that down just a bit. Think of it this way: What is culturally normal for you? What is normal for your neighbor? What is normal for your cousin in Albuquerque, NM? 238 more words

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What constitutes mental disease?

In class we had a discussion about whether certain diseases are really diseases at all. I think there are a number of disorders that are very over-diagnosed, but they are still disorders, examples being ADHD, ODD, manic-depressive disorder, and chronic depression. 101 more words

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What are the conditions necessary for a cultural revolution to occur?

During the movie today, the interviewees mentioned the political and cultural climate in which the beats where able to evolve, a post-war, optimistic, yet conformist society which allowed for the individualistic nature of the beats to evolve. 168 more words

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Don't Knock It Till You Try It

I love food! Food has always been a big part of my life when it comes to my culture. There are so many reasons why we eat food its hard to find an excuse to pass up a meal. 482 more words