A senior essay written on the changes of superheroes within america during the 20th century. Comparing the ways the characters have changed alongside the problems and successes of America. Captain America and Iron Man are the two main characters focused upon. The essay reflects on their differences in representing the positive and negative aspects of American Exceptionalism.
A study of the relationship between tradition and modernity and their relationship to gender in Iran in the late 20th century reveals unexpected coexistence. Tradition and modernity have typically been seen as two contradicting concepts, with tradition giving way to modernity over time. In this essay, we will examine if that typical pattern exhibited itself with particular focus on the progress of women’s rights and freedoms in Iran. The idea that these two concepts are not mutually exclusive will be explored, specifically in regards to the progress of women’s rights and freedoms within Iran. This paper attempts to provide the historical context that allows one to explore tradition and modernity to better understand the future of a modern Iran.
The purpose of this essay is to review the United State Military’s Rules of Engagement (ROE). As enemy combatants have become more sophisticated, and increasingly difficult to identify, standing ROE are not sufficient for war fought in small operations, not on battlefields. In addition policies over the years have been enacted resulting in constricting ROE creating and increase in U.S. soldier casualties. This essay looks at how current legislation has been proposed, within the last year, to attempt to alter the current ROE that the United States Armed Forces operates under. After looking at reports from officers and the rise in the death toll in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq it is clear that these current ROE must be changed so as not to be as stringent as they are presently. However, it is important to note that while these ROE need to be transformed they must not be abolished.
The history of the United States relationship with Iran during the 1960s and 1970s is really the history of the affiliation between the United States and the Shah of Iran. The Shah was able to play off of Cold War fears and a policies based in modernization theory to maintain a stable relationship with the United States' changing administrations. While the Shah is often portrayed as a weak leader in history, the Shah's ability to play use both Cold War fears and modernization theory to further his own agenda shows that he was an adept politician.