4.2 Money (4-18-14)
Is money more of a burden or a benefit? Consider what people do to get more. Kill. Rescue. Cheat. Loan. Steal. Donate. Bribe. Save. Look into how it changes people when they either gain or lose large amounts. Like religion, it creates extra support, but also divides people from one another. Consider Goldilocks, taxation, interest (banking), and value (personal and societal).
4.1 Blame & Responsibility (4-11-14)
Consider the beginning of the Cold War. Accepting it as a 2-sided conflict with multiple perspectives therein, which "side" is more to blame and should be held responsible for the five decades of political, economic, and militaristic hostilities around the world? Justify your answer with sufficient evidence and acknowledge opposing viewpoints. Simple, 3-5 paragraph essay response should suffice. 1 page. Single-Spaced. 12-point font. 1-inch margins. Name in TR Corner.
3.5 Cultural Legacy
Individuality vs Group Norms. Which is more important for establishing a cultural legacy and the evolution of human civilization?
3.6 Positive Thoughts (3-21-14)
Are there any positives to 20thC Communism? There have been various interpretations/versions of the Marx/Engels philosophy. What has worked? What is possible, but suffered from poor implementation or management? If nothing, simply spew forth Ayn Rand quotes.
3.4 West Point Cadet (3-7-14)
You are a West Point cadet (US. Military Academy) bound by a strict honor code. You witness another cadet, who is also a friend, cheating on an exam. Do you turn him in?
3.3 Nietzsche 1 (2-28-14)
Friedrich Nietzsche once stated, "There are no facts, only interpretations." Apply this to your historical research. What is more important...the facts of what happened or the interpretations of those facts (and how they not only affected those at the time, but continue to affect us through today)?