There is an impression, widely disseminated by supporters of the Obama administration, that renewing “diplomatic relations” and/or freer trade with Cuba (i.e., the lifting of the embargo) will lead to an improvement in the human rights situation there. 629 more words
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A transcription of the seminal article, Christopher Dawson, “The Claims of Politics,” SCRUTINY 8 (September 1939): 136-141.
The expansion of Politics from the narrow limits of utilitarian Liberalism to the all-embracing claims of the totalitarian community-state has already had a revolutionary effect on Western civilization and may produce still greater changes in the future. 1,930 more words
You know, I thought about this for a while, and then the most obvious, most awesome answer hit me clearly. I have a feeling our proportionate response should include a lot less data exfiltration and a lot more data infiltration. 189 more words
What is dystopia? Dystopia is a place where the government, the laws, citizens and the life is a disaster, where there is no happiness, it is all the opposite of utopia, that is a perfect place to live. 241 more words
During his final encounter with O'Brien, Winston argues that, if all else fails, the inherent nature of the individual, the "spirit of man", is strong enough to undermine a society such as that created by The Party. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Is Winston's belief applicable to the world we live in today? Can you cite examples in our own recent history that support or dismiss Winston's belief in the resiliency and righteousness of the human spirit?
I agree with Winston’s ideas that no matter what else fails or happens, the “spirit of man” is strong enough to undermine a society such as that created by the party. 182 more words