Monthly Archives: January 2012

Did You Say Iron-Knee?

There have been many devastating events throughout the timeline of the world, some minor conflicts and others capable of scaring an entire generation. Americais not the only one to endure one of these happening; however September, 11 was a some … Continue reading

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Irony Misconceived.(Essay 2)

Two professors were having a conversation about how traffic is increasingly becoming a problem in most parts of the world. One professor says to the other: “isn’t it ironic that there is always traffic when you are late but never … Continue reading

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Irony: Still Kicking After All These Years

After the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair magazine, stated that he believed that, “The Age of Irony” was over. However, ten years and two wars after that statement … Continue reading

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Irony is Not Dead: It’s Was Just Put on Hold

Irony has many definitions covering a very broad range of aspects. Specifically the type of irony referred to by Graydon Carter seven days after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 is verbal irony stated “I think it’s the end … Continue reading

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Pandora’s Lesson for Earth

Thinking about the past through the eyes of one history wrongly treats the events of the past dualistically. How can two histories of the same event, told by different people, both be accurate? It is all too easy to study … Continue reading

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Dividing the Past

When contemplating the legacy of the past, historians and citizens should always think in terms of histories rather than History. When one merely studies History, what exactly is it that they study? As defined by The American Heritage Dictionary1, History … Continue reading

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History – The Story of the World*

 *Filtered, packaged, and served with a side of bias In the context of topics that explore and analyze specific events of the past, the word ‘history’ is often used without producing too much conflict or thought. However, a closer look … Continue reading

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