Writing exercise in morality and war

My philosophy exercise is a single writing session where I go with an idea and once I am finished, I post it without rewrites, except to correct spelling. We cannot pretend to be a morally superior country and people when we allow torture in the name of national defense. The truth has been in America's …

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My opinion article on General Mattis: “Conventional forces will assume more special operations force roles in 2018.”

Before you read my opinion, I suggest any reader (that is you) examine the articles I am giving my opinion, because you will know I am not trying to mischaracterize something which is an unfortunate reality of our "journalist," of which I believe there are very few left. I also am not trying to change …

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The First Grader. A cinematic review of the aftermath of the Mau Mau.

This is a college assignment I had in 2016. I usually remove all my interaction conversations from other students because only my side is being recorded. However, with the story of The First Grader, I had really strong opinions about the question as to whether Maruge was justified in taking a spot from a child to …

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An analysis of A Modest Proposal and The Declation of Independence

This is an analysis of two writings that I wrote for a college class back in 2016. I have only changed some grammatical errors.   One group that Jonathan Swift places blame upon in “A Modest Proposal,” is the Catholic population who Swift explains as having a large number of children in the nine months …

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From the illusions of romantic warfare to the carnage of a repugnant war. World War One and the impact on literature.

17 July 2016   How much of an impact can a single person have in the world? On June 28, 1914, Gavrilo Princip answered that question. Gavrilo fired shots into Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, igniting the powder keg of war. As a result of the assassination, in excess of 65 million soldiers …

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Madness: A town of cats and a diary. Comparing two stories.

This was written in July 2016 for a college course. These were the feelings that I had then and didn't edit them except for grammar errors I had. I plan on a follow up to the same stories for a comparison how my opinions and positions change. The works are linked here. Murakami, Haruki. Town …

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