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November 22, 2017

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Anthropology of ‘Dying Peoples’

When asked for evidence for either argument on the topic of another world, we (to a certain extent) must admit to ourselves that there is none. We, on both sides of this rather controversial argument, attach ourselves to 3,000-year-old literature or modern-day scientific theories in attempt to prove that our existence means something…anything. Why must there be a

Understanding The Annals: Tacitus and the Ancient Structure of History – Part IV: Seneca and Stoicism

This is Part 4 of 4 in the “Understanding The Annals: Tacitus and the Ancient Structure of History” miniseries on JosephKaminski.org. The question at hand here is “Explain the role that Stoic ideas, Stoicism, and Stoic philosophers play in the Annals.” You can click here for the archive page of this series; and if you liked this series

Understanding The Annals: Tacitus and the Ancient Structure of History – Part III: Republican Values & Authorship

This is Part 3 of 4 in the “Understanding The Annals: Tacitus and the Ancient Structure of History” miniseries on JosephKaminski.org. The question at hand here is “Tacitus is frequently considered by scholars a Republican author.  What do you think scholars mean by this and do you agree with this characterization?” You can click here

Understanding The Annals: Tacitus and the Ancient Structure of History – Part II: Roman Imperialism

This is Part 2 of 4 in the “Understanding The Annals: Tacitus and the Ancient Structure of History” miniseries on JosephKaminski.org. The question at hand here is “What is Tacitus’s attitude regarding the empire and Roman imperialism?” You can click here for the archive page of this series; and if you liked this series – take

Understanding The Annals: Tacitus and the Ancient Structure of History – Part I: Why Was it Written?

This is Part 1 of 4 in the “Understanding The Annals: Tacitus and the Ancient Structure of History” miniseries on JosephKaminski.org. The question at hand here is “What are Tacitus’ reasons (both explicit and implicit) for writing The Annals?” You can click here for the archive page of this series; and if you liked this series –

The Postmodernization of Sex, Gender, and HIV

The Postmodernization of Sex and Gender by William Simon is an interesting example on how modern idealism has changed over time. Postmodernism is essentially the modern-day brain-child of Western philosophy which focuses on the “construction of truth” throughout world views, religion, and identity. When understanding the “truth”, one must be willing to accept newly furnished

The History of America: The First Great Awakening

One of the greatest ironic facts about American history — or perhaps one of the greatest thing about America in general, as some could easily argue — is that none of the colonies became exactly what they had been designed to be. For example, Virginia never made it to the status of “corporate powerhouse.” Pennsylvania never became, much to William Penn’s dismay, a paradise for Quaker ideals. Georgia’s “let the worst of the worst take control of their own colony” plan, for heaven knows why, failed after a few decades. For some, it seemed that every original American colonial idea went downhill before they even had a chance.

American Culture

The History of America: The Birth of American Culture

While the new American settlers were busy growing tobacco and building city churches in their new environment, European immigrants who moved to America didn’t cease being or wanting to be Europeans. In fact, they wanted to reshape their new homes and cities into what they had left behind in Europe instead of attempting to create their own new society. American culture didn’t actually exist at this time, as a majority of what could be considered culture in the new world was brought from other countries.

The Meghan Trainor Controversy

Meghan Trainor made national headlines after her controversial music video “All About That Bass” became a viral sensation. But her breakthrough to fame is also the first of a string of hypocrisies and controversy that make up her musical career. From her lyrics to her choreography, Meghan Trainor has made rather vocal enemies on both sides of the social chart.

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