Moral Courage in my connotation, is the ability to act truthfully and wholly just in the midst of turmoil, as well as unpopular public opinion. I find Edward Murrow to be a prime example of moral courage. Edward Murrow was a reporter during the McCarthy era, as well as the host of the NBC show “See it now.” Edward Murrow took on a seemingly corrupt government in the name of justice as well as the preservation of the proletariat, despite the government being his own. Edward Murrow has shown plausible measures of moral courage from attacking McCarthy, as well as offering an airing of his rebuttal.
Edward R. Murrow was a broadcast journalist that lived from 1908 to 1965. Murrow was born in North Carolina and grew up in Washington state. Once graduated from high school, Murrow went to Washington State University and studied political science. Edward R. Murrow has had more impact on American society and culture than any other person in history for the three following reasons, Murrow started the broadcast journalism industry, he was the eyes and ears of the world during WWII, and he allowed people to see McCarthy for who he actually was. Edward R. Murrow made a huge difference in the television and broadcast journalism industry as a television host.
Ray Bradbury, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is one of the most notable authors of the 20th century. Although he wrote over 30 novels and countless of other writings, his novel, Fahrenheit 451, is his claim to fame. Fahrenheit 451 is a novel about a faux utopia without books. His novel is a critical thinking piece that criticizing censorship. Ray Bradbury’s cultural significance stems from his audacious nerve to simply release his novel.
Los Angeles is truly a living example of the biblical Garden of Eden. It represents a city of both paradise and temptation. Chinatown seemingly represents this biblical land. Detective JJ Gittes battles a corrupt government and the evil businessman, Noah Cross. In many ways Chinatown acts as a 1970s noir film.
Fear is a common human emotion. However, people respond to it in different ways. This response is not always the best and can result in tragedy. During various instances in history has fear led people to do things later are regretted. From the Salem witch trials, to McCarthyism to even modern political witch trials has fear played a big role in.
Distrust What kind of society do you live in? It may be peaceful, fun, relaxing, or maybe a little sad caused by a recent event. But, could you even imagine living somewhere where you can’t trust one living thing around you? So much fear and distrust that would lead to hate, violence and maybe even murder.
Widespread fear during the Cold War produced a restraint of freedoms in the United States, including freedom of speech and freedom of political association. The Cold War brought feelings of the fear of communism to head with McCarthyism and the House Un-American Activities Council (HUAC), which led to the restriction of political association. HUAC investigated the alleged communist influence in Hollywood. In Trumbo, HUAC questioned Dalton Trumbo and the Hollywood Ten because they supposedly inserted propaganda for the Communist Party into films.
In order to start my presentation about the notion Spaces and Exchanges, I will first define the notion of exchange. It represents exchanges of ideas, communication, emerging powers, entanglement of the world economy, which are in constant evolution. Previously, the United-States of America were the only superpower in the world, but with the emergence of the USSR which was a country ran by the communist idealogy, it became quite difficult to secure their hegemony. Indeed at the end of the World War 2, the world became bipolar, only revolving around these two superpowers.
The American culture of the 1950's portrays an unpredictable and absurd picture of dramatic advances in the economic prosperity ; uneasily coinciding with extreme , however , partially recognized social and cultural strains. After the second world war , the united states had a great deal of anxiety about any form of government that was different from their own . The actions and policies of Hitler , Stalin, and Trotsky terrified the Americans ; there was a very real fear that communist spies will weaken the country from the inside .This fear created McCarthyism , in which General Joseph McCarthy rose to national prominence by starting a test to uncover communists holding important positions in the most astounding areas of the government