What a comparison Fridman makes to show the struggles and disadvantages we have as a nation. Without knowledge, we will not be prosperous in the future, which is the point in Fridman’s title by naming the essaypassage by stating that “America Needs Its Nerds.” To end the passage, Fridman appeals to the audience’s emotions by asking the reader how we are supposed “to compete in the technology race or remainremian a leading political and cultural force in Europe” if parents want their kids to focus on sports and partying instead of studying. Fridman wants everyone to realize the danger this situationtopic is putting our country in and it needs to come to a stop for us to be a leading power once again. His tone is made known as being very assertive and passionate because he feels so strongly about the topic and is desperatelydesperatey calling for some sort of
Belittling students and their culture will only negativity impact his cause. Liberal-Arts Education is spiraling down the road to destruction, because it tries to complete with the consumer market. Instead of education institutions focusing on having the best credentials, they focus on attracting the riches clienteles. Most students focus solely on becoming chameleons, individualism goes against the cultural norm. Mark Edmondson (academic scholar) advises readers in, “On the Uses of a Liberal Education” that the world needs more students who express their genuine emotions.
Though there are some exceptions, the young generation at large today has been brainwashed by politically correct culture. That culture shuns complex thought, and makes any dissent from the PC mainstream punishable by shunning, yelling, and attempts to silence. It runs rampant on college campuses, and Hofstra is no exception. Trigger warnings are unfortunately a major aspect of this culture, and there is little remedy other than to save the minds of those we can still sway. As best summarized by the American Association of University Professors, “The presumption that students need to be protected rather than challenged in a classroom is at once infantilizing and anti-intellectual”
He also asks how America can remain a leading world power if parents are “ashamed” (48) of their children studying or reading political economists rather than dancing or playing baseball. These questions challenge the audience to work at finding an answer through changing their values and stopping the use of derogatory terms such as “nerd” and “geek” (3) to describe those who place a great emphasis on academics. Furthermore, they evoke a sense of nationalism by stating that the United States’ status as a world power may be at stake if society continues to discourage intellectuals, creating the desire to begin advocating for change and to create a higher emphasis on academics than athletics or social
The use of description and multiple plot lines demonstrates how true equality can actually be a detriment to society. Vonnegut makes it clear to the reader that if society continues in this pursuit of ultimate equality, people will lose the ability to compete and be unique, making them less individual. Society progresses today because of the skilled people who utilize their distinct talents to benefit society. If everyone has the same skills as everyone else, people are not able to cultivate their talents and in turn use them to better
Bradbury takes issue with a technological era that is an intellectual dark age stemming from increasing amounts of trivial thoughts. If the issue is not resolved, Bradbury foreshadows a future dystopia where people live an empty, oblivious life where people idolize technology. In contrast, Henry speaks to the convention about the grim future of the colonists in the event of a refusal for revolution and the government’s abuse of power, a theme also seen in Fahrenheit 451. Like the government that Fahrenheit 451 describes, the British are beguiling the colonists with illusions of a mutually beneficial partnership between the two parties and are denying the rights of the colonists. Yet, a key difference between the two texts is that Bradbury conveys his message using a dystopian novel while Henry is using his speech.
President Kennedy starts off his speech by accusing the steel companies of not caring about public and customer interest. To capture America 's attention Kennedy speaks about events that he knows are touchy to the American public to feel resent towards the steel companies. Said events are used to make the American public feel like victims that are already giving all that they receive and the steel companies just want to take more. Furthermore, basic economics tells you that if you raise the price of one inelastic good the price of other goods will escalate.
Since, it isn’t justified for America to give us this right of speech, when they knock us down for using it. The Black Lives Matter Movement is proof of this, they protest over and over but the government doesn’t want to take responsibility or change for the better of the community. As a community we need to see actions taking place, not only just words. I think they are right for opposing the dominant culture, since it is going to take a lot of work for America to socially change, and we have stick up for what we believe in or them would never been any change in America. America has become a better nation with time, protests and the power of a counter culture always existing to fight for equality, no matter the gender and race.
His audience is those who believe America is the Greatest place in the World; at the time, around 2002, there was a lot of fear and doubt in the nation. Which adds to the author's purpose, to show people America is greater than ever. D’Souza makes the controversial point of, “Colonialism and imperialism are not the cause for success but instead a result”, which those who believe America is the result of “bullying others out of resources”, is very off-putting. D’Souza is making the argument, “The West did not succeed due to bullying others or stealing goods, but were driven by the desire for the power that fueled it.” His tone was very optimistic, he believed that contrary to belief, human progress was going up not down; the best is in front of us not
In his essay “America’s “Oh Sh*t” moment” Ferguson says, “Perhaps more disturbing is the decline of meaningful competition at home, as the social mobility of the postwar era has given away to an extraordinary social polarization” (294). In the life after major wars such as WWII that had America on its toes and being declared triumph, America let its guard down; subsequently, becoming lazy and without motivation. Moreover, social values are at an all time low, the nation should take prompt action to avoid devastating effects. Ferguson insists that “If what we are risking is not decline but downright collapse, then the time frame may be even tighter than one election cycle” (295). If this pattern continues our nation would be headed to disastrous events, and we would be inviting other nations to take over.
Leonid Fridman’s passage “America Needs Its Nerds” examines how intelligent people are disgraced for being interested in academics. Fridman argues that “nerds and geeks must stop being ashamed of who they are” through effective comparisons and a repetition of ideas to inform the citizens of America about the importance of smart minds. Furthermore, Fridman reiterates the concept of nerds being viewed differently compared to others in the first half of the passage. The author implied that society favored people who focused less on academic activities and more on being social or active.
It is clear that Andrew Rosen, the chief executive of Kaplan, wants to leave readers of Change.edu with the idea that for-profit colleges are innovative, efficient, and effective in serving people left out by traditional higher education, and that their bad reputation is the result of unfair attacks. I picked up Rosen 's book wanting to see how the power of the market can transform the enterprise and improve student learning. Instead, I am now more concerned about the hazards of for-profit colleges than I was before. The eye-opening, gasp-inducing elements involve Rosen 's descriptions of the intense pressures on company executives to produce quick, huge profits for investors by shortchanging students.
Madison talks about how the government and people are connect and the ties that bind them together, but the main goal of Federalist 51 is how to divide the government and how to keep it divided. Federalist #10 1- The one big thing is that our government is too unstable. People believe that the public good is disregarded in the conflicts of the two rival parties. Also things were not decided to the right of justice they were decided to the needs of the minority party.
The people of Kaivotopolis have decided to secede from the United States of America because they feel their rights as citizens are not being met. Overwhelming governmental control and police brutality have led citizens to believe that the leaders do not, and probably will never have their best interests in mind. In today 's changing world, a society must be willing to evolve, not have guidelines set in stone for over 200 years regardless of the people 's pleas for change. The people of Kaivotopolis believe a meritocratic, innovation-driven society with a strong education system is an overall better society than the United States. Kaivotopolis 's government will have much less control over every aspect of life and be open to the people 's
The story “Harrison Bergeron”, portrays what kind of world the author, Kurt Vonnegut anticipates in the future. He illustrated that people should not try to enforce equality, ultimately because it results in a dystopian society. For instance, by altering beauty, intelligence, strength and weaknesses, the government thinks that people can become more equal. As a result, “Nobody was smarter…better looking…stronger or quicker than anybody else” (Vonnegut 1). It is normal to be born different from others.