• Literary Life in England in the 18th Century
    Fielding, a magistrate in London's Bow Street court with an intimate knowledge of the city's low life. Offended by the sentimental unreality of Pamela, he writes Joseph Andrews (1742) - the story of Pamela's brother, who is a minor character in Richardson's book. Fielding finds virtue not in...
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  • Work, What Is It?
    remains what we have to do. Only if we’re lucky will it be pleasant, pay well, and make us happy. The degree to which we can find this combination is the degree to which work, any work is satisfying.7 According to Joseph Epstein, “The most fortunate people of all are those rare few for whom the line...
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  • Challenges of Youths in Our Contemporary World
    accompanied by good example, being like Christ in all ramification. The bible recorded many dynamic youths worthy of emulation. Two of such youths will be considered in this text. They are Joseph and David. Joseph had an encounter with God. He reverenced God. The fear of God was in his heart. Portipher’s...
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  • The Importanc of Education
    are those who can afford to be in the first place. The ambition of the American system is one of its tragic flaws. Students who do not perform well become discouraged easily, drop out, find menial work and end up forming a permanent underclass. The virtue of education—its ability to help young...
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  • Collectivism
    important than the individual. It requires the individual to sacrifice himself for the alleged good of the group." -- Jeff Landauer and Joseph Rowlands HERE"Collectivism requires self-sacrifice, the subordination of one's interests to those of others." -- Ayn Rand, Letters of Ayn Rand"Collectivism...
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  • Ethics
    , ability, and fortitude. The vices are love for money, pride, vanity and excessive self-interest. Ambition was listed as a virtue and a vice. Federalist 51 discusses how dangerous ambition can be if not used correctly, “ambition must be made to counteract ambition” (Hamilton, Madison, & Jay, 2008...
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  • Shakespeare's Demonic Prince
    and 113-14; Alvis, pp. have would approved of albeit Richmond's by that peace 109-12). I pp. "may long rather to ambition begins literally the virtues a man contemptuous of prayer justice than Richard (IILi. 69-93) Edward V's...
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  • George Washington
    renowned author, wrote “Washington chose to play a progression of characters, [use a number of traits] each grander and nobler than the last, and he played them so successfully that he ultimately transformed himself into a man of almost extrahuman virtue.” (28) Washington was a premier choice to lead...
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  • The Crimean War
    , which had suggested an arrangement with regard to the Straits. This particular memorandum and the substance of the current diplomatic conversations with British Ambassador Seymour in St. Petersburg were published by Britain and touted as proof that "dark ambitions of a foreign despot" were endangering...
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  • Chapter 8 American Pageant Outline
    appealed to British politicians critical of excessive power in the hands of the king and his advisers • The colonists' experience with governance had prepared them well for Paine's summons to create a republic. • Most Americans considered citizen "virtue" fundamental to any successful republican...
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  • War against Boys
    black college students and 45 percent of Hispanic students are male. The numerical imbalance turns out to be more a problem of race and class than gender. It is what Cynthia Fuchs Epstein calls a “deceptive distinction”—a difference that appears to be about gender, but is actually about something...
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  • Duh boring summary
    Summary: In “Duh Bor-ing” Joseph Epstein explicitly defines boredom throughout this article. Episten discusses the various psychological tolls that boredom takes on a person. He discusses how boredom affects different aspects of everyday life. Epstein goes into detail in explaining how other...
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  • End of Poetry
    a matter of spontaneity and fellow feeling, not of conformity to a code, considered Pamela a misleading image of virtue; therefore, in 1742, he published Joseph Andrews, which begins as an hilarious burlesque of Pamela by describing the staunch resistance offered to the lewd ad vances of Lady...
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  • What Was Hitler's Role in the Holocaust?
    personal advancement lay in complete adherence to his ambitions. The events that unfolded on Kristallnacht duly vindicated Willikens’ prophecy. Joseph Goebbels had fallen out of the Führer’s favour following the inefficacy of his propaganda campaign during the Sudeten Crisis and his affair with the...
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  • Communication
    . The most recent and celebrated of these revisionists is Joseph Epstein, whose mordant 1988 critique "Who Killed Poetry?" first appeared in Commentary and was reprinted in an extravagantly acrimonious symposium in AWP Chronicle (the journal of the Associated Writing Programs). Not coincidentally...
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  • bentham
    aware of how the passions themselves could create virtue and hence happiness. In an economic system envy and ambition might prove not to be vices, and a modified form of revenge might prove to be the passion at the foundation of a system of justice. Lust, as Paley called it, might give pleasure...
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  • Contributions of Labor Unions in Society
    decent wages for all individuals. One of the core union principals is, "an injustice to one member is an injustice to all members." Unions should expand this principal to, "an injustice to any working individual is an injustice to all working individuals." When extolling the virtues of a global...
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  • Benjaming Frankling and the Enlightenment
    , Franklin brought to his quest for achievement a remarkable diversity of interests. Throughout his entire career, however, there were particular aspects of his personality that sustained him. One of these, a substantial personal ambition, a drive for success, generated the enormous emotional and...
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  • Chevron
    -constitutional text—the undisputed starting point for any assessment of the allocation of authority between federal courts and administrative agencies. Ironically, Justice Stevens, the author of Chevron, had no broad ambitions for the decision; the Court did not mean to do anything dramatic.2 But...
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  • Raising Educational Achievement in Science
    interpretations. In her book Failing Boys? Issues in gender and development , Debbie Epstein suggests that there is evidence to support the view that there has always been a difference in the relative achievement between the sexes. She summarises by saying; * 11 plus exams were originally skewed to favour...
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