Peloponnesian War

Pericles’ funeral oration, one of the most famous passages in Thucydides’ book History of thePeloponnesian War, is the clearest expression of the myth of Athens. The oration articulates ancient democratic theory, and the picture of democracy it describes serves as a model for democratic States even today.In a seminal piece of work, Clifford Orwin has argued in his book, The Humanity of Thucydidesthat Pericles’ third speech, delivered to the Athenian populace after the outbreak of the plague represents Pericles’ true funeral oration. Orwin argues this because the plague represented a real crisi ...

The Iraq War

When we narrow down to Karl Rove, he was portrayed as bearing responsibility as the senior advisor to the former United States president. The former white house chief of staff has born the rath of anti-war activists. He has been accused of lying on the potent of the Iraq war on America. Many have refused to belief that the Iraq war was not driven by individuals within the Bush administration. The Iraq war is therefore an example of how the aspect or factors of individuals in government shape foreign policy and undertakes actions that end up accelerating a country towards war. The personalit ...

Iraq War

The Iraq War is still ongoing so it is difficult to determine if it is a success. The Iraq War can be seen as an unexpected detour from a previous, serious war—the War on Terror that began with the terrorist attacked on the September 11, 2001, when Islamic jihadists hijacked airplanes and flew them in the Twin Towers in Manhattan, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field in rural Pennsylvania. At the time it was not obvious a target in the developing war would be Iraq. Nevertheless, it would soon be the central front in a war that it was originally very marginal to. The arguments for and ...

Myths of World War II

There have been a substantial number of myths about the World War II. Weinberg highlights some of the myths attached to the countries, individual leaders and the combat of the war. This paper summarizes the myths and subsequently critiques some of the ideas highlighted in this article and the author’s work in general. General Review of the Article. The author makes an effort to allude to some of the myths related to the World War II. For example, there is a myth that the victory of the Allies was a direct result of the superiority in human and material resources. A notion argued from the fa ...

War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells is honored with the title, “Father of Everything Sci-Fi” for a great many reasons, but the main ones would be his capturing every single aspect of realism and the unknown in a single word. His words are a reflection to our human weaknesses, and that of the greater threat of the great many things we don’t have control of, which is an idea that, at best, leaves us trembling at dark corners. He speaks of the alien life forms of something not in style romantic at all. Though, at the time, many writers were taking literary liberties and explaining even cold-blooded convicts to be, in som ...

The Year of Our War by Steph Swainston

The Year of Our War is an amazing ride that shows you what it would be like to have to fight insects twice your size. You will journey with Jant Shira, the Messenger, and all his adventures. Our story find itself behind the Wall, a huge wall the insects built to keep the other races from getting in, were the Immortals alongside the Awains are pushing the insects back behind the Wall. Then everything goes wrong when they hit the Wall. The Awain king, Dunlin, decides to push back behind the Wall into the Paperlands in attempts of getting the Emperors blessing to become Immortal, but he is morta ...

Tomorrow When The War Began

Tomorrow When The War Began is a great book! I say it is great because it’s about teenagers in Australia who go camping in Hell instead of going to the Show Ground on a Holiday and when they return they find out that their country has been invaded over night. The author also is very descriptive in this book and detailed so you could see the images in your head. As you read along the way. It will keep you wandering what will happen next or if Ellie and her friends will make it? The book is written in Ellie point of view because she was chosen out of the group to record everything they have don ...

Wars in the Next Decade

A war is usually a result of conflicts that cannot be solved in a peaceful manner. The difference between former and modern wars is in its methods and techniques. Such wars as cyber wars, ethnic conflicts, involving issues of nationalism and religion, the escalation of Civil War in the international system have become more sophisticated kinds of confrontation, which are likely to take place globally during next decades. Many scholars consider that cyber warfare is a global problem that affects individuals, corporations, and governments. Ethnic and religious conflicts have become a permanent re ...

World War Memorials in Washington D.C.

Each war has devastating and destroying consequences for the entire nation. Wars are not easy to survive, and are hard to recall and to talk about, especially for those people who have lived during that difficult time. Thankful to the soldiers and war veterans we live now in a free and successful country. We all owe our veterans and the least we can do for them is to remember their act of bravery and to know and respect the history of that times. A simple word of thanks to the veteran or the family member for his or her sacrifice, participation in the social programs for veterans or simply vis ...

World War II and British Fashion

Fashion is a fickle thing that undergoes changes under the influence of many factors such as politics, economics, situation in the country and in the world, culture, science, and the development of new technologies. The concept “fashion” means a process of changes in the style of clothes and image of a person. Looking at the styles of clothes of people, it is possible to reveal their social status, moral values prevailing in the society, and their cultural background. Through fashion, one can reflect all the achievements of the mankind, its progress, and regress. Nobody denies the fact that ...