For me, this essay brings up an enduring question throughout much of history: “What to do with immigrants or newcomers?” It also leads to the follow up question: “Who should be doing these actions?” The fact is that when a country starts becoming successful, like Germany in the late twentieth century and like the United States in the second half of the nineteenth century, people will flock to that nation. For them, it represents the possibility of opportunity or escape from a potentially bad homeland (refugee).… Read the rest here
Authors: The Proclamation was written by 7 men: Thomas J. Clarke, Seán Mac Diarmada,Thomas MacDonagh, P. H. Pearse, Éamonn Ceannt, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett. Thomas Clarke, the most influential of the 7, was a extreme revolutionary, borderline terrorist.
Context: Written in 1916, in the middle of World War I, the Irish rose up in the Easter Rising. In which, the Irish Republican Brotherhood, a devout faction to Irish Independence.
Language: The document uses simple diction, as it was to be read to the masses. … Read the rest here
Author(s): Irish Citizen Army, Thomas J. Clarke, Sean Mac Diarmada, Thomas MacDonagh, P. H. Pearse, Eamonn Ceannt, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett. Thomas J. Clarke was most responsible for the rising and the writing of the document. All seven signatories of the proclamation were later executed by the British military for treason in wartime (World War I).
Context: 1916, World War I. Members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood organized an insurrection in the spring of 1916, while Britain was involved in the war in Europe.… Read the rest here
I found the Madness from Within deeply misleading. The documentary begins with the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which ended the Irish War of Independence, created the Irish Free State, and gave Northern Ireland the permission to remain under British rule. At first, this may seem reasonable, considering the high concentration of Ulster Unionist Protestants in Northeastern Ireland. We must consider this event’s relation to the spirit of the times, reflected by the redistribution of territory halfway around the globe, in the Balkans and the Middle East.… Read the rest here
My favorite definition of sustainability that I found was from the Free Dictionary. Sustainability was defined as “to keep in existence, maintain.” This definition was my favorite because it was the most inclusive one I could find. Many other definitions spoke specifically about the environment. While sustainability is most commonly used in reference to the environment and a “green” lifestyle, it can also be used in an economic or cultural sense as well. I will be focusing on the cultural definition of sustainability.… Read the rest here