The Success of the Russian Revolution in 1917

This 8 page paper looks at the uprising in 1905 and why the Russian autocracy prevailed as compared with the success of the revolution in 1917. Marxism in Russia is explored. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Marxism and the Tunisian Revolution

This is a 12 page paper that provides an overview of the Tunisian revolution. The revolution is analyzed through Marxist theory. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The Ongoing Civil War in the Sudan

This 4 page report discusses the civil war between the Muslim-led government against non-Muslim black rebels since Sudan gained independence in 1956. The government controls little territory in the southern part of the state and regional boundaries are drawn according to ethnic and historical battle lines. The southerners of the Sudan are dark-skinned Africans who practice Christianity and traditional animist religions while the northerners are richer and more numerous, practice Islam, speak Arabic, and control the central government in Khartoum. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Teutonic Knights

A 6 page research paper that looks at the history of the Teutonic Knights, a military-religious order similar to the better known Templar or Hospitaller Orders of the middle ages. The Teutonic Knights were responsible for bringing Christianity to Eastern Europe through numerous crusades that lasted through to the fifteenth century. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Art Of War & Wisdom Of The Desert

A 5 page paper that discusses these two books. The writer provides some background on both Taoism and early Christianity and specifically, the monks/hermits cited in Wisdom in the Desert. The themes found in the books are explained with an emphasis on what each author says about anger and/or conflict. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Herbert Aptheker/ Views on Marxism

A 5 page discussion of the opinions voiced by Herbert Aptheker in his 1967 book 'The Nature of Democracy, Freedom and Revolution.' The writer argues that by contrasting Marxist philosophy against 'bourgeois' democracy and revolution, Aptheker offers a perspective on history and political philosophy that is truly intriguing, if somewhat dated in his conclusions. No other sources cited.

The Lincoln Memorial

A 5 page analysis of the Lincoln Memorial. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


This 4-page paper offers an analysis of the Russian economy today, including stabilization of the ruble. Bibliography lists 3 sources.`

Theories Spawned by Industrialization

A 5 page research paper that argues that the Industrial Revolution, which reshaped the economies of Western European nations, brought wealth to many, but it also brought intense hardship to the average working person. Because of the hardships and inequalities of the nineteenth century, numerous theories arose in reaction to the new economic conditions created by industrialization. These theories sought to alleviate the problems of industrialization through alteration of the systems of government and also in the manner in which the economies was handled. The writer explores two of these theories: anarchism and Marxism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Michael Ondaatje's, "The English Patient":

This 10 page paper provides an in-depth analysis of this classic war story, examining a wide variety of themes. This paper discusses the perspectives of war, politics, love, marriage and more as offered by this story and author, and presents a psychological analysis of the major characters. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Review of Mearsheimer and Walt's article "An Unnecessary War"

This 4 page paper reviews an article written by Mearsheimer & Walt titled "An Unnecessary War" about the Second Gulf War. The content and analysis provided are examined and considered in the context of other articles, theories, and subsequent events. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

George Ritzer / McDonaldization of Society

A 6 page analysis of George Ritzer's The McDonaldization of Society. The writer demonstrates that this book provides an intriguing premise for analyzing certain trends in modern society. Ritzer sees the business philosophy of the fast food restaurant chain "McDonald's" becoming the standard modus operandi of almost every sphere of business. No additional sources cited.

Analysis of Lincoln’s Address at Cooper Union Analysis of the Gettysburg Address

This is a 8 page paper which examines two of Abraham Lincoln's most well known speeches - The Address at Cooper Union and The Gettysburg Address. The bibliography has 3 sources.

Native American & Slave Resistance

A 3 page essay that discusses the ways in Native Americans and slaves resisted domination. Rationalization for the history of white supremacy in North America has rested largely on the idea that white dominance was for the "good" of suppressed peoples. Early English settlers proposed that they were bringing Christianity and "civilization" to Native Americans. Southern slave-owners liked to picture themselves as good Christians who "rescued" blacks from African savagery. From the inception of white dominance, the behavior of these oppressed groups illuminated the lies of rationalization through their multiple acts of resistance. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

19th Century Jews, Catholics, and Anti-Semitism

This 7 page report discusses the existence of anti-Semitism in the 19th century and the differing ways in which Catholicism and Judaism dealt with it. From the vantage point of the opening days of the 21st century, the issue of anti-Semitism and the ways in which Jewish people were viewed by most Christian faiths in the 19th century appears relatively similar. Jews were reviled throughout Christianity for what “good Christians” defined as a host of sins, certainly not the least of which was that they were “the murderers of Christ.” Bibliography lists 7 sources.