Buchner And Koestler: The Tides Of Revolution

Georg Buchner's play on the French Revolution, Danton's Death, and Arthur Koestler's novel, Darkness at Noon, both portray the consequences of opposing a popular revolution. This 5 page essay explores the similarities and differences between the French and Bolshevik Revolutions in light of these two literary works. No additional sources are listed.

Revolution Works

A 5 page paper which compares "Darkness at Noon" by Arthur Koestler, and "Danton's Death" by Georg Buechner. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

Scientific revolutions

A five page paper which considers the social, economic and political conditions which are necessary for scientific revolution to take place, with particular reference to the ideas put forward in Koestler's The Sleepwalkers. Bibliography lists one source.

Robert Utley/"High Noon in Lincoln"

A 5 page summation and analysis of Robert Utley's fascinating tale of violence on the frontier. The writer examines Utley's book about the Lincoln County War of 1878, "High Noon in Lincoln," as a means of discussing the perspective of Western ranchers relative to place and space. No additional sources cited.

Two Views of War: Jomini and Clausewitz

This 6 page paper discusses the views of war held by Antoine-Henri Jomini and Carl von Clausewitz and argues that they are surprisingly similar; it also explains some of Clausewitz’s metaphors and what he would think of General Mac Arthur’s comment that there is “no substitute for victory.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Darkness Made Visible: The True Story of Harry T. Moore

A 10 page discussion of the life and accomplishments of this amazing man. Considered to be the first black man to die in the Civil Rights movement, Moore would stand up and be heard in a time when few others would dare. He was instrumental in enacting educational change as well as in a number of other social arenas. He would ultimately pay the price, however. Moore and his wife were killed by a carefully-placed bomb on Christmas night in 1951. Moore’s legacy, however, continues to live on into today. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Lefkowitz/Washington's Aides-De-Camp

A 5 page book review that addresses Arthur Lefkowitz 2003 text George Washington's Indispensable Men. This book argues that the immense role that General Washington played in winning the American Revolution was greatly facilitated by the 32 men who served as his aides-de-camp during the course of the war. Washington's aides helped him with the mountain of correspondence that his position entailed. However, Lefkowitz argues that the relationship between Washington and his aids was deeper and more profound and that these highly intelligent and responsible men also helped as behind-the-scene advisors. Lefkowitz makes his point very well, but provides sketchier proof on his second thematic point in describing Washington's relationship with his aides. No additional sources cited.

Northern Ireland: The Influence of the Sinn Fein and the British Army

A 6 page contention that the role of the British Army has been significantly impacted by a number of factors throughout history. The author of this paper asserts that the Sinn Fein, an Irish nationalist political party, has comprised one of the most influential of these factors since its inception by Irish journalist Arthur Griffith in 1905. Indeed, the Sinn Fein has been instrumental in a number of political aspects, not the least of which has been the formation of an independent Irish republic. The activities of the Sinn Fein, therefore, have held tremendous significance to the role of the British Army in that they have kept military forces committed to the homeland, a commitment which has resulted not only in excessive manpower as well as economic commitments. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Hank Morgan in Twain’s “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”: His Goals and Values in Comparison with Those of Thomas Jefferson

This is a 5 page paper comparing Thomas Jefferson and Hank Morgan’s goals and values. Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence and the bill which established religious freedom in the United States. In addition, he believed in the value of education for all and the separation of the Church from the state. Hank Morgan established similar guidelines in his re-creation of American society in 6th century England in Mark Twain’s work “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” published in 1889. In the book, Morgan sets up an education system for all and a freedom of religion which was separate from the education system; ideals consistent with Jefferson’s. Despite their ideals of liberty however, both Jefferson and Morgan also used advanced methods at their disposal to protect their societies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.