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In Defense of Black Rage: Michael Brown, Police and the American Dream Apr201519

In her well-known article “In Defense of Black Rage: Michael Brown, Police and the American Dream”, Brittney Cooper justifies the civil unrest in Ferguson after the Michael Brown shooting, saying that she doesn’t support looting, but can perfectly understand people outraged by this tragic event. Michael Brown shooting is a very controversial issue and, just like with most such events, we are very unlikely ever to find out what happened in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014: either Michael Brown attacked... Continue reading 

Mean People Fail Jan201528

Paul Graham, the founder of ‘startup factory’ Y Combinator, created a controversial debate in the high-tech world by his recent essay about the inversed correlation of meanness and success. According to him, mean people tend to fail – at least mean people working in the sphere he is familiar with – namely, startups. This point of view may seem idealistic – after all, we are all used to the idea and an image of a rich, successful businessman as a ruthless,... Continue reading 

Suffrage in Ukraine: Should Pensioners be Deprived? Dec201410

In 2013 Ukraine was outraged by the rumors about the bill aimed at depriving the retired citizens of the voting rights. According to the bill’s author, the idea behind it was that old people are still incapable of forsaking the Soviet mentality and balk the country’s progress. Although so far this proposition remains a proposition, let’s take a look at its implications. The idea of limiting the access to voting rights according to this or that principle isn’t all that new... Continue reading 

Essay Sample on Anti-War Movement Dec20144

There are two beliefs concerning war that are shared by most people: firstly, that war is certainly a bad thing that should be avoided almost at all costs. Secondly, that sometimes it is impossible to avoid it. The main idea of anti-war movement in its modern variation is that the second idea is a fallacy – according to them, there is no such thing as just cause, any war is immoral and any alternative is better than fighting in a war. At... Continue reading 

Essay Sample on Social Alienation Dec20141

Despite social alienation being an extremely popular concept in modern psychology and sociology, the exact meaning of this term as well as the nature of the concept it defines still remains rather elusive – different theories, schools of thought and disciplines give different, sometimes completely disparate definitions. The fact that in this or that form the idea has been around for several centuries and underwent considerable changes in the process only adds to confusion. In general, under social alienation we understand... Continue reading 

Essay Sample on 9/11 Memorial Nov201429

9/11 Memorial or, to be more precise, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, is a memorial dedicated to the memory of the greatest tragedy in American history – the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which took lives of 2,997 people. It is also often considered to be the largest and the most expensive memorial in the country – the construction costs are said to exceed $1 billion, even though original design was estimated at $500,000. The Memorial consists of several... Continue reading 

College Pressures Nov201427

Famous essay by William Zinsser, “College Pressures”, may have been written more than three decades ago, but it doesn’t mean that it is any less relevant today than it has been back in the seventies. If anything, the pressures described by him have even grown in intensity since then. It should be, however, noted that pressure is not necessarily connected with hardships of getting an education per se – on the contrary, it generally exists outside of the curriculum. According to Zissner,... Continue reading 

Essay Sample on Thomas Jefferson – 3rd US President Nov201425

Thomas Jefferson is rightfully considered one of the most prominent figures in the history of the United States. A staunch proponent of freedom and rights of individuals as opposed to the power of the state, he always was and remains a symbol of American spirit, and his name is often mentioned by the representatives of modern right wing as such – as a true American, one of the best embodiments of American ideals, principles and untarnished belief in liberty and... Continue reading 

Civil War in Syria: What Caused the Conflict? Nov20147

One of the world concerns is the uprising that took place in Syria. Why is there a war conflict in this country? What caused such a tragic moment in Syrian history? Let’s take a look at the most suitable reasons of what has fueled the Syrian Civil War. Is It About Political Repressions? The President of the country Bashar al-Assad assumed power in 2000. His father had ruled the country since 1970 and once he passed away, Bashar got an opportunity to... Continue reading 

Nelson Mandela: A Great Leader’s Life Path Nov20145

Without a doubt, Nelson Mandela was the leader, who dedicated his entire life to hard work for justice and equality all over the South Africa. A lot of people over the globe have been inspired by Nelson to work non-violently for a better future. The great global leader was born on January 18, 1918. His Motherland, Transkei, is located in South Africa. The boy got a very interesting name – “Rolihlahla” which is translated as “troublemaker” from the Xhosa language. Nelson Mandela... Continue reading