A conversation with an officer regarding the culture of combat soldiers during our deployment in 2006 – 2007

Foreword: The following was a conversation I had with a former officer from my unit when I deployed for Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006 - 2007. I had respect for this officer, he had suggested that I should become an officer early in my career. This was not a path that I took, …

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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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