Century Essays

A New Realism Crafting a Us Foreign Policy for a New Century

The political turmoil that the United States had yet to face in the 21st century was manifested in one brutal fell swoop on September 11, 2001, when thousands of innocent Americans were slaughtered on their native soil at the hands of vicious and brutal foreign operatives whose goal was to strike terror into the heart of the United States. Moreover, a clear message was sent- the rules of the international game of power were changed forever. Threats, it was clearly…

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The Previous Century

Pertussis is one of the most infectious diseases that can be transmitted to almost all the susceptible individuals present in a specific population during an epidemic. The disease also claims a high toll in terms of mortality and morbidity. About 5000 to 7000 cases are reported annually in the US alone. In the year 2002, about 8000 cases of Pertussis were reported, with an incidence rate of about 3 for every 100, 000 population (CDC. 2005). There was a rise…

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Iran_ a Leading Country of the 21st Century

We learn from the Economist Intelligence Unit, (Fact Sheet, 2007) that “Iran is an Islamic Republic as defined by its constitution. The president is elected every four years by popular vote, although all candidates must be vetted by the Guardian Council. Superimposed on this republican constitutional structure are several unique Islamic features: the vali-e-faqih exercises tremendous power over the government, and the conservative Guardian Council approves all legislation to ensure that it complies with Islamic law. ” It is certain…

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Early Seventeenth Century Literature

The earlier seventeenth century is famous for such writers as William Shakespeare, Lope de Vega, Miguel de Cervantes, Francis Bacon etc. Literature is always depends on political situation in the world and, surely, art trends. Seventeenth century – is the bloom of reformation and struggle against Catholicity and this fact has its reflection in the literature and art of that period also. The beginning of the seventeen century was a complicated period in the world history. It was the reformation…

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Best Novel of the Twentieth Century

Best Novel of the Twentieth Century Alfred Nobel gave his last name to one of the most prestigious literature prizes today. He specified that the award should go to ‘the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in the ideal direction’ (Cited in Danson & Gupta, 2005) Over the years the criteria the prize was awarded on kept on changing along with the changing times. “In 1964, the French philosopher, novelist and playwright…

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Woman of the Nineteenth Century

Dear diary, I am a woman by birth, a woman by heart but this country does not recognize it nor understand what it means to be a woman. I have been married for almost twenty years now, maybe twenty two. I am already confused, as my body is tired, to think of the number of years I have been married. I could even barely recall the time I was born or the exact date I was brought to this wretched…

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Early Twentieth Century American Literature

It is fascinating the sheer number of themes that a relatively short period of literature can bring up and deal with. This is most certainly the case with American literature as it turned the corner from the nineteenth to twentieth centuries. Diverse genres as poetry, such as Edwin Arlington Robinson’s Miniver Cheevy and My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke, and short stories from authors like Charlotte Perkins Gilman (The Yellow Wallpaper) and Flannery O’Connor (Good Country People) covered the range…

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Government Control

There are many challenges that have to be faced by humanity in the twenty first century. Some of these challenges are major that have to be addressed immediately while there are some challenges that do not require immediate action. The stronger nations are somehow able to tackle some issues but still there are some issues that are difficult to handle. However, the smaller and the weaker countries that lack finances find it difficult to come up with solutions to these…

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