Alan Sokal

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  • Essay about The Sokal Hoax

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    The Sokal Hoax In Fall of 1994, New York University theoretical physicist, Alan Sokal, submitted an essay to Social Text, the leading journal in the field of cultural studies. This essay, entitled "Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity," pretended to be a scholarly article about the "postmodern" philosophical and political implications of the twentieth century physical theories. However, as Sokal later revealed in the journal Lingua Franca, his

  • The Rise Of The Roman Empire

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    In 448 AD, Greek writer and historian Priscus journeyed from Constantinople to meet with Attila the Hun. Pricus wrote down the events of his journey, leaving one of the few first-hand accounts of a diplomatic meeting with the Huns. His writings can tell us much about how the Huns interacted with other cultures and societies and how Attila—specifically—welcomed his guests to his court. Europe, in the 5th century, was undergoing many societal changes. Many of these changes were associated with the

  • Watchmen, A Comic Book

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    graphic novel that transcends this undue criticism of comic books. It is, “One of the first instances ... of [a] new kind of comic book ... a first phase of development, the transition of the superhero from fantasy to literature." (Klock, pgs. 25-26) Alan Moore’s story offers an immersive and complex plot that raises all sorts of moral questions. It is an extraordinary work of literature that occupies a well

  • Cry, The Beloved Country

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    Alan Paton’s Cry, the Beloved Country takes place during the late 1940’s in Southern Africa. Specifically, in High Place, Ndotsheni, and Johannesburg. It takes place during a time of social change. There is racial inequality taking place during the late 1940’s. The novel shows what it was like to be living during this time. Cry, the Beloved Country has an urban and crowded feeling for most of the novel. This novel is written in past-tense, third-person omniscient point of view. Occasionally, the

  • The Return Of Depression Economics And The Crisis

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    Paul Krugman an American economist, Nobel Prize Winner and Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and is ranked among the most influential economic thinkers in the US.1 In his book The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 Krugman examines the economic crisis of 2008. He asserts that there were many tale tell signs and warnings throughout history that could have mitigated the crisis

  • Questions On Non Financial Firms

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    1. Introduction The 2007-2008 crisis started off in August 2007 as a subprime mortgage crisis primarily concentrated in the United States but quickly metamorphosized into a global financial crisis where financial institutions teeter on the edge of bankruptcy in many countries in addition to the United States. A global economic crisis ensues in which nonfinancial firms around the world appear to spiral downward as well. A key potential contributor to the plight of the non-financial firms is the financial

  • The Role Of Algorithmic Media On Audiences And Society

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    Algorithmic media have a kind of power, however this power largely remains invisible to the audience or user who instead interact with the information that the algorithm sorts and delivers. Instead where this power manifests and consolidates is on platforms that draw the attention of audiences and revolve around the role played by algorithms. Using institutional theory, automodernity, and the concept of algorithmic publics, we can start to map out a growing and potential field of research that attempts

  • The Economic Crisis Of Iceland

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    Even though freedom for the private sector is a virtue, there should be government regulation in place due to corporate official’s inability to satiate their hunger for personal wealth endangering the global economy and the event in 2008 which was the global economic crisis occurring which could have been prevented or at least lessened. Iceland is known for its beautiful landscapes and vast expanses of nature. Human civilization sparsely dots the land creating an aura of solitude everywhere you go

  • Families Breaking Apart in Alan Paton's Cry: The Beloved Country

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    In Cry, the Beloved Country, Alan Paton shows us how two families are breaking apart. The natives are suffering but they are not the only one who are suffering. A white person’s family is also falling apart. Stephen Kumalo is a native from Ndotsheni and he has trouble with his family from the start. John Jarvis is a white person and he is also experiencing trouble with his family. Stephen Kumalo’s family is in a bad condition. His sister, Gertrude, and his son, Absalom, left Ndotsheni a long time

  • Hls 410 Essay

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    Running head: HOMELAND SECURITY 410 - FINAL PROJECT TOPIC Provide a synopsis of the article written by Professor Alan Dershowitz. Then identify and describe the critical issues addressed in the article. In your paper, thoroughly discuss and evaluate the following concepts: the ticking time bomb hypothesis; Dershowitz's comments regarding Jeremy Bentham as well as his comments about Voltaire's views; and the three ways to deal with the use of torture in the ticking time bomb situation

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