Category : Humanities

Tom Hodgkinson: Evaluating “Friends Like These . . .”

Tom Hodgkinson’s essay “Friends Like These . . .” is flawed and his argument is profoundly ineffective I pity Tom Hodgkinson; reading his article “With Friends Like These. . .” beckons the same profound annoyances as an argument with a stubborn child. In the essay, Hodgkinson persistently attempts to slander Facebook and the “[500] million suckers” who use it (326), but his work quickly develops into a faulty and ineffective argument. Moreover, his claims rely on hilarious warrants that establish […]

Failure of Capitalism in Dr. Wall’s biography: Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie is iconic of “rags to riches”, but at the peak of his fortunes, his life of the American Dream obligated him to return his riches to the common wealth. Wall’s biography of this man supports that capitalism fails social welfare by providing a first-class account of Carnegie, who was the most successful capitalist of the time-and saw all the woes of capitalism in his life. Born 1835, Carnegie was raised in Dunfermline, Scotland at a period of political […]

Ancient Chinese History: Western and Eastern Zhou

Below is a student Research Paper about Ancient Chinese History. “Zhou and the Mandate of Heaven Shao Announcements,” Book of Documents “Ah! August Heaven has changed his principal son and has revoked the Mandate of this great state of Yin [i.e. Shang dynasty]. When a king receives the Mandate, without is the grace thereof, but also without limit is the anxiety of it. Ah! How can he fail to be reverently careful!” Saturday, September 8, 12 Western Zhou dynasty, 1045-771 BCE  […]

Ancient Chinese History: Paleolithic Cultures and the Shang Dynasty

This research paper explores Ancient Chinese History of Paleolithic Cultures. Yellow River Originated from the eastern slopes of Tibetan plateau Then, it cuts through desert and steppe, and then the North China plains, and then the sea Desert -> high silt content (40%); “yellow river” Silt = extremely fertile soil; loess soil Great seasonal fluctuation in volume Difficult to navigate and disastrous floods Yangzi River Also originated from the eastern slopes of the Tibetan plateau, but does not cut through […]