The Truman Doctrine was proclaimed by President Harry Truman who wanted to end the era of isolation that America had adopted after the Second World War. In the immediate aftermath of the war, Greece was faced with a crisis where communists were trying to take over the government. The crisis escalated into a civil war and the Truman administration felt it needed to intervene by sending military support. According to the Truman administration, the United States would always respond to support people that resisted from being taken over by armed minorities. This decision was essentially the beginning of the Cold War.
As heard in the song “You Got a Friend in Me” from Disney movie Toy Story, “And as the years go by our friendship will never die you’re gonna see it’s our destiny you’ve got a friend in me.” Dictonary.com defines “friendship” as “the emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends.” This is a very basic definition of friendship that many will relate the word to different things, based on personal experience leaving it a hard word to define. To me, the word friendship means the person in your life who will put you above everyone else and especially in difficult at times, and provides a relationship that will last forever, even if you may be miles apart. The word friendship, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, dates all the
When Socrates says that good people cannot be friends he means that perfect beings or the self sufficient beings cannot be friends, but if we have good character we still have problems and we still have needs, so good human beings will still have friends. What Socrates proposes is that perhaps the friend is simply the good. And it is good for two good people to be friends, but they will not benefit from each other. The problem with the proposition that the good is the friend is same as the problem with like befriending like. The good
Each sees and admires the good virtues in the other thus loves them for who they are and wishes them good. Friendship based goodwill is an example of perfect or rather complete friendship. An example of this kind of friendship is two friends who admire each other for their abilities and talents and want goodness in the form of success for each other to an extent where they can go out of their way for the benefit of the
“The defense policy of the United States is based on a simple premise: The United States does not start fights. We will never be an aggressor. We maintain our strength in order to deter and defend against aggression -- to preserve freedom and peace. Since the dawn of the atomic age, we've sought to reduce the risk of war by maintaining a strong deterrent and by seeking genuine arms control. ‘Deterrence’ means simply this: making sure any adversary who thinks about attacking the United States, or our allies, or our vital interests, concludes that the risks to him outweigh any potential gains.
However, C.S. Lewis argues that true friendship is hard to come by. Most of the friendships that we have would be categorized, by Lewis, as Companionship. From my understanding, companionships are between two friends. When a third person is added, this companionship becomes a friendship.
A friend is someone who cares for you and supports you. The three most important qualities for a friend to possess are trust, care, and being nonjudgmental. Trust is important because you should be able to tell your friend anything. A friend should be trustworthy. You should trust that your friend would not share information that you share with them.
A friend is always there to help without expecting anything in return. Having friends who share a common belief is important for each friend. This is because someone alone may be shy, but knowing that there is someone who also shares those beliefs, would help a person stand up for what he or she believes in. However, friendship is not completely about having friends, but also about not having them. Lewis says that exclusion is very common in a group of friends.
In contrary to that being the necessary “promise” that ties friends together, the commitment friends have towards each other (as a person) is the underlying “promise” friends make upon entering the friendship. After all, we make friends not solely because they uphold certain moral values, but because of whom they are as a person (their whole being). Additionally, it makes no sense for friendship to be based much on morality, for it is tough to keep track of whether our friends are doing their part (in terms of benevolence) in the friendship (Grunebaum, 1993). This idea seems to point towards a more utilitarian point of view, where it appears as though the friendship is forged because both parties are in a “contract” to do good for each other. This undermines the value of friendship itself, reducing it to mere benefits each can gain from
When justifying the invasion of the Iraq war, the Bush administration argued that this is a war of humanitarian intervention. The reasons for intervention according to the humanitarian perspective was that Saddam had been accused of, and I quote, “ forcing Iraqi women to endure horrendous, intolerable cruelty; systematically employing rape, torture and murder for political gain. For example, many human rights groups estimate that nearly 300-thousand Iraqis disappeared since the time Saddam took power in 1979. Thousands of Iraqi women watched in horror as their families were brutally slaughtered. Many of the men were jailed or dragged from their homes in the middle of the night—never to return; their fates unknown” and many more accusations.