In this reference Black gives the definition of Humbug as being “deceptive misinterpretation, short of lying, especially by pretentious word or deed, of someone’s own thoughts, feelings, or attitudes” (Footnote) What I think he is doing here is saying that bullshit is much like the term humbug, therefore when Frankfurt uses this term, he is creating a claim based off of resemblance. A little later in his essay he compares bullshit with lying. He describes that the bullshitter will make a claim or statement “[...] without bothering to take into account at all the question of its accuracy,” whereas the liar knows of the truth, but tries to manipulate it so the other person cannot tell what the truth really is. In other words they are both trying to make the other person believe something else.
However, they are very different when it comes to the tone. Firstly, in Niemoller’s poem, “First they came…”, the tone is regretful. Niemoller regrets not speaking out against the Nazi’s. The message is to stand up for your fellow man.
In this book, Cyril Aldred argues against the belief of Ancient Egyptian Art being static and unchanging over the many centuries over the Old, Middle and New kingdoms. He tries to show the subtle developments that Ancient Egyptian Art went through and draws a chronological sketch of the progress in Art, Architecture, and sculpture. Substantiated by numerous illustrations, the author compares the art objects made by the Egyptians under the rule of several Pharaohs and points out at the differences in each reign - epistemological and ontological. My work is informed by Aldred’s study of ancient Egyptian barges and they have provided
This time called for the elimination of monopolies, and by doing so, competition increases and the power of the business elite decreases. With a rising middle class living in fear of the controlling and powerful business elite and political machines, the government needed to intervene. Therefore, in the late 1890’s the government passed the Sherman Antitrust Act which banned industrial monopolies that limited competition. The law sought to increase competition of the sale of items and goods, thereby helping the middle and lower classes earn money without fear of dominance of the wealthy elite and trusts. However, the act had little effect because the wording was so vague.
Therefore, as of this blog post, the Illuminati can possibly still exists. However, it should be noted that this is an assumption on whether or not the Illuminati has a power structure. There are some websites that have talked of the Illuminati power structure, but they fail to provide any reliable source which indicates where they have gotten their information. The analysis done was based on the given information that is widely agreed upon on the
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ was set during the 1920's, a period of great enormous expansion and industrial prosperity in America. With this came the rise of the bourgeoisie and ‘American Dream.’ While this idea was idealized by mass culture, Fitzgerald wished to that show it, and the upper class that followed was not as perfect as it seemed. Thus, a key theme in the novel is the decline of the American dream and money, both tied to a major concept of the shallowness, materialism, and vainness of the upper classes. Fitzgerald illustrates this through his characterization of key individuals: namely Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan, and Jay Gatsby, who represent the upper-class man and wife, and the self-made-man, respectively.
When it comes to comparing the past with the present, the idea of globalisation is deliberated quite often. The twentieth century coined the term ‘globalisation’ as international organisations were introduced, aiming to reduce trade barriers and maintaining healthy global trade relations. On the other hand, the twenty-first century induced a fear of globalisation as companies were outsourcing their production allowing certain societies to continue development while others remained constant. In June 2016, Brexit (Britain’s exit) took place because the majority of the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU). This event exhibits people disrupting the political mandate by voting against cultural and economic globalization.
The 1980s, the era of free living, independence, wild and rampant drug use, flower children, love and peace… oh, that’s the 1960s. The 1980s? The era of Reagan conservatism that challenged many of the habits and beliefs developed in the sixties; forget the hippies in fields of flowers, and shift the mindset to corporate goons on Wall Street. Shift the burning of bras in streets, to the return of classic American values.
H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds was undeniably the first of its kind, but after more than a century of science fiction authors drawing “inspiration” from his style, readers are left with a mere “alien story.” When aberrance is burglarized by contemporary writers, all that remains are flaws, which evince in a disappointing lucidity. Wells’s conceptions are now such a commonality that they are deprecated, and his pitfalls are exploited. Structure and audience are the primary defects of the book.
The old-earth view thinks that the universe was created before the earth and is far older the young-earth view which believes that God created the universe and earth simultaneously. Old-earth view doesn’t believe that there is a higher being that created it. They believe that things formed over time due to heat, pressure, and other factors. Young-earth scientists believe that there is a higher being and that would be our Heavenly Father. Time is a big factor between these two views.
American ceramics is a unique style of pottery as well as one of the most ancient industries ever to exist. As early as 24,000 BC, animal and human figurines were made from clay and other materials, then fired by kilns that were partially dug into the ground. It was first made in Pennsylvania in the mid 18th century by the Germans and still exists till today. Without American ceramics, the Ceramics world lack expression (American, 1). From another perspective, ceramics is viewed as unique in history to the world.
Americans bought back European art traditions but started to develop their own art traditions. Folk Art was mainly used during the Era of Good Feelings. Not everyone had to be a professional artist to create art. Woman usually made quilts and men made hunting decoys and carved weather vanes. Professional artist’s would usually spend their time painting portraits, landscapes, nature or the west.