To explain the cause of the Holocaust and reduce the most crucial moments in the history of Nazi Germany to one year is an incredible feat, and one performed masterfully by Giles MacDonogh. As the author of 11 other books, including After the Reich and The Last Kaiser, and an Oxford University graduate who has written for popular British newspapers such as the Financial Times, MacDonogh displays prowess as a scholar and historian. His account of what he sees as Nazi Germany 's most vital year is as compelling as it is convincing, offering the reader a disturbing glance at Hitler 's ascension and evoking forceful and mixed emotions. 1938: Hitler 's Gamble is a historical book explaining the year of 1938 and its significance in history. MacDonogh seeks to justify the claim that 1938 was the most important year for Nazi Germany.
This was my second time reading Birdsong, and I still feel it is a amazing and emotionally involved novel. Set before and during the Great War, Birdsong tells the story of Stephen, starting in before WWI France and taking him right through the war which is a terrible period of history. I believe the writer (Sebastian Faulks) creates a moving, shocking character and stories- Stephen and his love affair, the hardships of trench life which makes me see and feel all this shocking description through the character’ eyes. At same time, this book records the great war as a hugely important reminder of the near past, of the sacrifices that were made by our very close ancestors to preserve our way of life. I learned a lot from this book and found it to be both illuminating and horrifying.
The author made a lot of great points and there was a lot of information in the article that was shocking and a little robust I thought, but nonetheless great. I enjoyed the fact that he did criticize Higher Education because I think that many people believe that we have been on top since day one, which we haven’t and I appreciated the fact that he pointed out the flaws that still face Higher Education today because there are issues that still exist that are over looked. Gittleman did however paint a beautifully crazy picture of the history that anybody could appreciate, whether they are in the field or not. My favorite piece of the article was the way he brought Hollywood and their interpretation of college into the picture, because I feel that this is a large problem when it comes to college expectations. College in Hollywood is a glorified party hub that demeans the importance of education.
These viewpoints were spreading all across the world and tension between Communist countries like the USSR and Democratic countries like the United States began to rise increasingly. As Political ideas begun to rise all across the world Orwell reflected 1984 as “a novel wrote as a warning after years of brooding on the twin menaces of Nazism and Stalinism.” (famousauthor). Another notable reason on why Orwell could have written this the way he did would be the war he witnessed during the World War Two era “he uses the nostalgic recollections of a middle-aged man to
Throughout this book, Shirer presents his account of the Third Reich starting from Adolf Hitler’s beginnings to the end of his days along with the destruction of the Nazis. If the citizens had been more aware of their surroundings, perhaps the Holocaust or even Hitler’s rise of power would have never happened. There are countless themes that are constantly reoccuring in Shirer’s work and in fact, it is not uncommon to find the same ones in his other books as well. Education. Whether it was burning novels in great bonfires throughout the night or discouraging the education of the “inferior species”, as Hitler describes, his main goal was to compute the thoughts of every German (Shirer,241).
The two primary topics from the story are virtuous conviction and guilelessness, and additionally damaging positive thinking, which are exemplified in the characters of the story. Candide epitomizes both subjects since his honest naivety and faith in Pangloss lessons causes him to endure a wide range of catastrophes until he will receive another logic; his powerlessness to build his own particular just further outlines his naivety and freshness with the world. This obliviousness is the foundation of the threats behind radical good faith as it anticipates educated, sensible, and balanced pondering the world. Indeed, even subsequent to being enrolled in the armed force that annihilates his old home, and obviously assaults and butchers his adoration Cunegonde, Candide remains credulous and trusting. Candide's steady circle of debacles happens simply because of his naivety, and the redundancy accentuates that notice that Voltaire is attempting to present to his
I was shocked when I read Democracy in America, written by Alexis De Tocqueville and published by Signet Classic. Tocqueville predicted so many of the problems that the American government has had. Yet we could not detect any of these problems ourselves. He sensed that the country was heading toward civil war and that majority rule would result in extreme intolerance of controversial ideas. In some ways, his predictions were so accurate that I found them to be uncanny.
On the other hand, the author does a really “good job” on picking the solid opponent’s perspectives. Some solid counter arguments such as “Language death is symptomatic of cultural death: a way of life disappears with the death of a language” (Daniel Nettle, 3), or “Each language has its own window on the world” (Nettle, 7) indirectly tell the readers the opposite idea that against the author’s point of view. They are valid, reasonable, and reliable to dominate the essay’s main point and its evidences. Those opposing views are so strong that they even break the whole essay down. Therefore the readers are more convinced by the counter argument more than the author’s idea, although his evidences try to plant the idea on reader’s mind.
N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2016). Michael Ledeen wrote a book and talked a lot about the way Machiavelli talked and he says, "Machiavelli expands the earlier paradox: just as the quest for peace at any price invites war and, worse than war, defeat and domination, so good acts sometimes advance the triumph of evil, as there are circumstances when only doing evil ensures the victory of a good cause." (Valiunas, Algis.
I wondered how intelligent people could commit such atrocities. History records the effectiveness of Joseph Goebbells 's propaganda. I hope Al Gore and others can prevail over today 's anti-science propaganda." The years may 've drained away at logical and comparative thinking here; albeit, it is exactly the tact political minds endeavour and adopt in to impose this propaganda, when credible data and reasoning is asked / demanded of, to make vital decisions. The bellicose tend to adopt an invalid stance / comparative to
Actually,. His scenes where his characters face serious external and internal conflict come off as too melodramatic and occur way too much in the writing. I only kept reading for Cooper’s better-evolved characters (like Cora), only to be disappointed with their death in the end. They could have been, “capable of offering the possibility for moral renewal through a blending of the virtues of the Old and New Worlds,” but their deaths prompt more argument that Cooper is a racist for killing them off in order to keep things “purely white” (Levernier). The Last of the Mohicans was undisputedly one of the more popular pieces of American literature because of the appeal of an almost otherworldly race coming in contact with the common white man.