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The Idea of the American Dream in the Book Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
“The American Dream” “The American dream” is a decades’ long fantasy and aspiration for many people of various backgrounds, races, and ethnicities. The lust for the white picket fence and Broadway lights is emphasized in “Enrique’s Journey” by a less fortunate upbringing/background. Stone huts and a lack of bathroom is shr...
The Effect of News Story Framing of Special Interest Groups on Respondents' Willingness to Take Expressive Action
Introduction This paper is a partial replication of Boyle et al. 2006. Boyle et al.’s analysis focused on how the framing of a news story about a special interest group affects a respondent’s willingness to talk expressive action, either for that group or in opposition to that group. They predicted that the frame in which...
An Analysis of the Role of the Press in Cuba
Introduction Freedom of the press is a well-established and guarded right in many democracies. Indeed the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which Cuba voted in favor of, states the following: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions wi...
An Examination of the United States Intervention in the Middle East in the Article Renew the Mideast Peace Process? Not Now by Chuck Freilich
Op Ed Analysis In the Article “Renew the Mideast peace process? Not now.” By Chuck Freilich, the author makes some pressing points about U.S. intervention in the Middle East. By implying that in order to implement peace both nations need to agree, and since they don’t agree, the author supports his point that U.S. interve...
A Review of the Article The Death of the Artist - and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur by William Deresiewicz
“The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur” by WILLIAM DERESIEWICZ Artists have been around for quite some time. They come in all shapes and sizes. I myself consider myself an artist, but of course that is subjective because an artist in its definition would not be me. The article I found very in...
A Report on the Boston Photographs
As a human being most of your time is spent stumbling around this tiny rock in the universe, trying desperately to add your own personal brushstroke to the intricate mosaic of life. It is simply human nature to avoid the frightening topic of death, however unavoidable and relevant it may be. Because we like to dance around...
Fallacy and Lack of Evidence in John Tierney's Angels in America, an Essay Published in the New York Times
Heaven Forbid Immigration has always been a much-discussed topic. There are many who think that the borders should be tighter, or that deportation should be enforced, or that illegal immigration is a serious threat to America. On the other side of the proverbial coin, there are many who think that restricting immigration i...
The Terrorist Attack in the Charlie Hebdo Office on January 7th 2015
Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical newspaper that has a long history of getting in trouble. The magazine makes no effort to hide that they’re out to openly criticize everything, often offending people. Their motto is “Journal Irresponsible”, which translates in English to “The irresponsible Newspaper”. Their website lists...
A Political Economy Analysis of Mental Floss Magazine
In this essay, I will be conducting a political economy analysis of Mental Floss magazine, looking at how its ownership by Dennis Publishing affects it, how it reflects a cultural ideology regarding the success of individuals, and how a focus on groups instead of individuals could make the magazine’s message more realistic...
A Critical Evaluation on the Usefulness of Newsreels as a Source for History
Critically evaluate the usefulness of newsreels as a source for history. Newsreels, five minute recordings depicting around four stories kept on a reel, were widely produced across Western countries between approximately 1910 and 1967 (Boyer, 2015). In this time, news corporations were founded and developed, and while this...