In “Torrents of Emotion,” Historian Lynn Hunt argues that eighteenth century literature endorsed the modern human rights movement by developing personable characters with whom readers could empathize. Taking Hunt’s ideas into consideration, the opening of Pamela by Samuel Richardson allows the reader to directly relate to characters by drawing on techniques of the epistolary novel … More “Torrents of Emotion” in Pamela and Pilgrim’s Progress
The time had come. They knew troops would arrive for them, to take them away. And so six villages congregated and settled upon a mountain. A battle in midst of a World War had begun. … More Over a Century: It’s Time to Remember the Armenian Genocide
Humanitarianism is the organized compassion across political borders. It is generally transnational, intergovernmental, and neutral. However, humanitarianism is strongest when backed by factors such as politics, religion, or war, as proven throughout history. … More Letter to Bill Gates on Humanitarianism
Chris Marker’s weaving of memory and imagination through the experimental, collage-formed filmography in Sans Soleil entices the viewer to inquire upon reality through a personal interpretation of the truth. Unlike other films, Marker’s work presents fact through the mix of cultural and worldly differences and the infusing of fact and fiction to reflect the current … More Constructing a global experience through Sans Soleil
An environmentally-friendly iOS application designed to help you split gas costs with your friends and join in on on-going carpools.
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The question in Christopher Browning’s Ordinary Men posed towards the beginning, when the author questions how a group of normal/sane policemen could “[shoot] some 1,500 Jews in the Polish village of Jozefow in the summer of 1942,” encompasses much of Browning’s analysis within his work. He investigates the motivation of the Holocaust perpetrators and attributes … More Holocaust: The Perpetrator’s Psych
If Death is the mother of beauty, we were born motherless. … More you still think of me
Although European rule in Africa has come to an end, racial discrimination in all facets of society still plagues the lives of millions. How can we, then, actually use the knowledge of our world’s history to combat issues of current injustices?
Through this film we don’t explore the events in Auschwitz as a message of the historic barbarities that took place there, but rather as a reflection of denial. As humans, we often overestimate our own rightness and forget that there exists a world beyond that in our own minds…How do you even begin to educate a people whose history has been reshaped?
Over the past two weeks, I have continuously asked myself one question: do we meaningfully observe our surroundings or do we mindlessly scan? Of course this question can be extended to most of the senses. For instance, do we hear what we listen to? But for now at least, I will focus on visuals. In … More the fullness of what we observe