Article title: ‘News media’s credibility problem goes beyond charges of political bias’ By Alexandra Marks, Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor / June 27, 1996
The author of the article contends that the instances of biased reporting in the American news media are not due to personal biases and prejudices of the reporters. The common . . . Read More
Before we analyze the differing accounts of the Cuban Missile Crisis by the two authors Christopher Andrew and Tim Weiner, let us understand its general background. In the western hemisphere, the peak cold war confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union manifested in the form of the Cuban Missile crisis. It was the year 1961, under the leadership of President John F. Kennedy; the world came perilously close to a deadly confrontation between the two major powers. The Soviet Union was under the leadership of Nikita Khrushchev. Lying only 145 km from the coast of the USA, Cuba had always been of concern to the United States (America still maintains a naval base there to the present day at Guantanamo Bay). The relations between the two nations nosedived with the onset of the communist revolution in 1959. Fidel Castro’s consequent rise to power made Cuba a real and present danger. The pressing concern for the United . . . Read More
One way of looking at the significant historical events in North America and Europe over the last few centuries is by studying and understanding the first wave feminist movement and the abolitionist movement. Such a study will lead to the inference that the two social movements had much in common and each took strength from the success of the other. The former, of course, would be denoted by social scientists as first wave and second wave feminist movements and the latter is more commonly . . . Read More
Any discussion of the first wave feminist movement is incomplete without reference to the impact of Utopian Socialism on the former. Considering that the feminist movements in general have sprung from the need for “equality” in the interpersonal and social affairs of men and women, it is no surprise that an economic system such as socialism was closely associated with it. After all, socialism espouses economic equality among the individual citizens, to go along with equal political . . . Read More
The first wave movement in America and Britain was a direct result of the existing interconnections between the physiological rights and political rights of women in the nineteenth century. This meant that the feminists strove to bring about just laws for protecting women’s rights. They attempted to purify the society of immoral practices such as rape, incest, physical and emotional abuse. Social purity, in hence one part of the larger first wave feminist movement that specifically addresses . . . Read More
An interesting perspective on the history of North America and Europe over the last few centuries is attained by relating the women’s movement and the anti-slavery movement. The former, of course, would be denoted by historians as first wave and second wave feminist movements and the latter is termed the abolitionist movement. This connection makes sense considering the fact that the goals of these two movements are essentially the same. While the feminists fought to be liberated from the . . . Read More
In discourses of women’s issues and the history of development of feminist thought, the first-wave feminist movement is accorded a place that is secondary to the second-wave activism of the 1960s and 1970s. One of the reasons for this is the relative lack of emphasis on racial equality in the first-wave movement. To illustrate the point, we have to consider the historical and social context in which the first wave feminist movement was set. The last decades of the nineteenth century . . . Read More
Conflicts can arise in various circumstances. For instance, it can arise in professional dealings, interpersonal relationships, in political diplomacy, etc. Conflicts are seen in almost all areas of human affairs. Usually, conflicts are accompanied by the concerned parties’ interests. If a suitable resolution to a conflict situation is not found then it can lead to disputes. The process of finding an amicable solution to a given conflict is called conflict resolution.
There are numerous ways in which conflicts can be resolved. The suitability of a particular method is determined by the context in which the conflict arises. Several other factors also determine the most appropriate resolution method to be applied. For example, the nature of the conflict, the issues at stake, the cultural sensibilities of the people involved, the economic costs, etc are all factors to be considered. Once a general assessment of the conflict is made then steps can be taken . . . Read More
The documentary film Sick Around The World deals with the topic of healthcare systems across the world. In the film, five capitalist democratic countries are chosen for analysis. The rest of this essay will briefly describe these, scrutinize their pros and cons and identify the best among the lot. The essay finally attempts to find ‘the best’ system’s suitability to the United States economy and the possible consequences in the event of being applied.
In terms of ‘cost to patient’, the United Kingdom’s healthcare system is the undisputed leader in the world. The government acts in twin roles of 1.healthcare provider and 2.patient insurer. The government gathers funds for healthcare costs beforehand through an ingenuous method of taxation. Of course, as could be expected with a “socialized medicine” model, there are the usual bureaucratic hassles. But apart from that, the UK healthcare system boasts an enviable record of health management and impressive patient . . . Read More
It is widely understood that Feminism, as the term had come to be defined is a distinctly twentieth century concept, precipitated primarily by the women suffragette movement in the first half of the century and later by the American civil rights movement in the second half. Yet, author Marlene LeGates presents new perspectives on the origins of feminist thought in her scholarly work In Their Time: A History of Feminism in the Western World. This essay will cite instances from this book as . . . Read More