Hardball by Chris Matthews: Quotes Hardball by Chris Matthews is an interpretation of what many know as “hard-politics”. The book describes the skill of playing the game in Washington and how to be successful at it. The book is a guide that teaches a series of maxims that would be in
According to Robert Jervis, “Policymakers say they need and want good intelligence. They do need it, but often they do not like it, and are prone to believe that when intelligence is not out to get them, it is incompetent.” In order for intelligence to be
From the rousing introduction, Christopher Matthews’ Hardball is presented as a godsend to aspiring politicians, businessmen, and frankly, everyone alike. Adopting a pompously self-assured tone, Matthews divulges his reasoning about sharing his wisdom collected from his own experience and other major players of “Hardball.” However after finishing the book, his audacity could be forgiven by the enjoyable nature of his work, the information that it provides, and the uncanny resemblance to Benjamin Franklin’s writing style. In the first section of Matthew’s self-proclaimed “classic” and political manifesto, he presents the world of politics (Hardball) through a series of informative—if not redundant—phrases, historical examples, and his own experience
Softball. It’s the art that I do when that lets me be myself. When I swing my bat and it hit the ball it’s like an artist stroking a line of paint on a canvas. When I am throwing a ball and it rolls of my finger tips it letting all the sadness, and worries go away. Playing the game is life painting a masterpiece. Each stroke on the bush is hitting the ball and running to first base. Music. It’s like a band-aid. To protect me when I don’t want to be sad, to express what I can’t express in words. Its when and artist can only express themselves when painted or drawing. And its like me when I listen to music,it’s how I express what I’m feeling inside.
Class, Good evening to all. I hope all is well this week. As many of you have stated, I thought I had a descent grasp of the United States Intelligence oversight. However, to my surprise I found that I actually did not have as good of an understanding as I thought.
From the rousing introduction, Chris Mathews' Hardball presents itself as a godsend to young aspiring politicians, businessmen, and frankly, everyone alike. Pompously self-assured, Mathews discusses his reasoning to sharing his wisdom collected from his own experience and other major players in "Hardball". However after finishing the book, his audacity could be forgiven by the enjoyable nature of his work, the information it provides, and the uncanny resemblance to Benjamin Franklin's writing style. In the first section of Mathews' self-proclaimed "classic" and political manifesto, he presents the world of politics through a series of informative--if not redundant--phrases, historical examples, and his own experience in Washington.
Chris Matthew’s Hardball consists of four different parts containing different themes and policies on how the political world is run. All four parts: Alliances, Enemies, Deals, and Reputations contain personal anecdotes, historical context of Presidents’ careers, and rules Matthew’s has formed throughout political experience. The beginning of each chapter starts off with a quote that foreshadows the subject of each chapter. Although Matthews does establish important rules to follow as a politician, I disagree with some of his points even though I am a democrat like him.
Congressional Oversight In this paper the subject of interest is the role of congress in the oversight of strategic intelligence, or the lack there of. Does congress have a proper role in the oversight of strategic intelligence? If not what should the proper role be? These are the questions best answered
He is very clear and passionate about how he feels each Administration handled the war on terrorism, from calling the success of the Clinton Administration to how he feels about the failures of the Bush Administrations. Through using the passion he has towards politics Clarke is able to create a timeline of events and their reactions that are appealing and interesting. The precision that he uses to navigate around the information he is forced to omit establishes a flow to his story that allows the reader to follow his story through his 30 year career. As a result of Clarke’s time spent working for the federal government and his ten-years working in the White House the credibility of his accounts of each of these Administrations has a profound contribution on political science as it provides views from not only within the government as a whole and how they handle terrorism but also how the White House handles situations and how the policies change dramatically from one President to another. Clarke’s insider view gives political scientists new opportunities to analyze politics within the White House and in Washington
Have you ever wondered whether or not a curveball is good to throw. I've played baseball for many years now and my coaches always said "Don't throw curveballs." As the years progressed more and more kids on different teams started to throw curveballs. I want to find out the science and physics of the curveball, the effects on the arm from a curveball, and if curveballs can even help your pitching. If I would want to throw curveballs some day I should find this out. Are curveballs good to throw?
The CIA and Foreign Policy By Robert M. Gates Winter 1987/88 Article Summary and Author Biography Account of the work of the CIA, discussing in some detail the nature of the relationship between the intelligence-gatherer and the policy-maker. Since the 1970s the CIA has provided intelligence to Congress as well as to the executive, so that it now "finds itself in a remarkable position, involuntarily poised nearly equidistant" between them. It has not however abused this freedom of action, probably unique among world intelligence agencies, so as to 'cook ' intelligence. CIA deputy director.
I. INTRODUCTION: The United States Intelligence community draws on advanced technology and analytical techniques. An intelligence process that sets objectives, collects, analyzes, and report findings, with feedback loops integrated throughout. Explicitly, the intelligence community advantages technology and tradecraft within a proscribed process. However, estimation of
Human Intelligence (HUMINT) is as old as humanity, and to this day is one of, if not the best method of collecting information, because of the potential quantity and diversity of information that can be collected through this discipline. It is a method to gather information through interpersonal relations. In this assignment I will explain the difference between overt and clandestine HUMINT operations, present which Intelligence Community members use HUMINT and describe their principal methods. Lastly, I will offer my opinion as to whether I believe overt or clandestine HUMINT is more effective.
In most cases these INTs community compete among each other to provide needed intelligence information to policy makers to justify their budgetary allocations (Lowenthal, 2014). However, intelligence collection can be divided into five main categories referred to as “intelligence collection disciplines” or the “INTs”. These include Human Intelligence (HUMINT), Signals Intelligence
Throughout my findings more weaknesses and flaws of the intelligence cycle elements were much more apparent than strengths. In theory, the cycle indicates that the elements flow in a cyclical order, but this is indeed inaccurate, as the cycle does not always flow in one direction or in a cycle as it indicates it does. For example, it can move back and forth between collection and analysis before moving on for the processing and exploitation stage where the most resources and time is used. It is also possible that information collected could end up going back to the requirement stage for policy makers to present a new direction requirement and or more information.