Certain ideals that are valued in American society have caused concern in some people due to the alarming threat they pose. In the passage, “America Needs its Nerds,” by Leonid Fridman, the author discusses a social problem he sees that is prominent in the United States. Throughout the reading, Fridman mentions how often anti-intellectualism is seen and why it is our issue in America. Fridman’s purpose in writing this passage is to bring the issue to the minds of people and to make them question their own personal stance. Fridman uses different strategies in order to convey his idea that people who are curious and serious about knowledge should not be labeled a nerd.
The Rhetorical Analysis of the “America Needs its Nerds” The mental capacity is treated as a disadvantage in the America, despite the fact it already helped the country many times. This long-term problem became the main topic of the Leonid Fridman’s essay “America Needs its Nerds”. The work first appeared on January 11, 1990 in the New York Times as a part of the series “Voices of the New Generation”. The author spoke about the negative attitude the American society has to smart people and demonstrates it with the usage of words like “nerd” or “geek”. Fridman’s essay applies to different groups of people, as the problem exists on different layers of the society: from schools to universities and the adult life.
In nearly all historical societies, sexism was prevalent. Power struggles between genders mostly ended in men being the dominant force in society, leaving women on a lower rung of the social ladder. However, this does not always mean that women have a harder existence in society. Scott Russell Sanders faces a moral dilemma in “The Men We Carry in Our Minds.” In the beginning, Sanders feels that women have a harder time in society today than men do. As the story progresses, he begins to understand why he thinks in the manner that he does.
Gender stance in this quote are shown greatly due to how Hermione is portrayed as if she was some sort of intellect who looked down upon the males. As of reading this as an adult I would already notice how she is in fact the female who was portrayed as the one who knows it all. Additionally it also says “I know all about you, of course” (Rowling 84). This adds to on how she is viewed as the know it all and the intellect of the novel so far. The counterparts of the female were treated as if they were the inferior ones seeking to follow, the superior one, Hermione.
F or this written task, it is an editorial for the New York Times magazine associating stereotyping individuals through their accents. Stereotyping people’s accents has created a big controversy, if it should be considered as a racist remark or for entertainment. In this editorial, I will be explaining why stereotyping accents can and isn’t racist. In class, we investigated about this matter of why it is okay to make humorous remarks about certain accents over others. My written task comes from experience because of the various nationalities there are in the class.
For this week’s forum post I will examine former President Ronald Regan’s Inaugural Address. Now, the overall theme of this speech is informative; however, there are hints of persuasion being used during his talking points to invoke change within the citizens of the nation. Now, the primary informative method President Regan uses throughout this speech is explanatory. President Regan cites the explanatory style to showcase the issues that currently plague the country such as the economic struggle, big government, and enemies of freedom. For instance, President Regan showcases the problem of the nation borrowing money to sustain its economy is not a viable long-term solution.
Overall, I perceived the article to be terrifying convincing, yet, upon further review I discovered to issues and lack of empathy from Friedman 's point of view. All and all I believe friedman did an extraordinary job explaining the changes that took, but did a subpar job offering positivity and solutions. The old international system, which was abandoned in the late 1980s, was The Cold War System. This system was characterized by division and had two main superpower nations, the United States and the Soviet Union. Under this system, countries and companies were threatened and given opportunities based on who they were divided against.
The English language has developed in a way that makes the language ugly and imprecise. “Politics and the English Language” written by George Orwell in 1946, illustrates the fact that most people living in the United States generally write very badly and that they have to improve their writing skills. He argues that meaningless words are being used and that people are being lazy when they write. Orwell’s essay is a lesson on how people can improve their writing in a better way than they are now. He examines the connection between the degradation of language and the political orthodoxies.
“Requiem for the American Dream,” a documentary arranged by Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, and Jared P. Scott, features an MIT professor of linguistics, Noam Chomsky, who narrates the film on the topic of inequality, democratization, solidarity, and unjust systems of today’s economy. Noam Chomsky intends to convince American citizens that the economy and democratic systems have negatively changed over the 20th century and into the 21st century. Additionally, Chomsky emphasizes that a shift in the economy from manufacturing to financial institutions is the result of the concentration of wealth and the Republican agenda for reformation. Due to the changes in the economy and the unjust vicious cycle, Chomsky is passionate and persistent in informing American citizens of the problematic economic shifts, spurring from the ideologies of recent presidents. Furthermore, Chomsky informs the public about how these illusory changes, implemented by the government, are negatively impacting the unaware lower class.
Clash of civilization by Samuel Huntington is believed to be containing facts about the political scene during the cold war era and stated or hypothesized that there is a new order prior to the end of the cold war. Societies and civilizations were divided by ideological differences. Political struggle between the ideologies of democracy and communism fueled Huntington’s arguments within the book. To begin his argument, Huntington classified civilization as the broadest cultural entity he also stated that civilizations are mortal but endures for a very long time and evolves overtime. Huntington also refutes some of the past paradigms that have been ineffective in explaining or calculating the reality of the global political order.