Rhetoric is a superpower, one that can be used for one’s own advantage or for the good of others. Antony’s best friend, Julius Caesar, has been betrayed by his acquaintances and even by his best friend Brutus. Antony’s dreads for justice, now at the funeral of Caesar he awaits his chance to speak the truth through the power of rhetoric. Antony speaks of Brutus being an honest and humble man and talks as well of the others who also betrayed him. Accordingly he says the following “Here under leave of Brutus and the rest (For Brutus is an honorable man; So are they all, all honorable men)” (Shakespeare 3.2.90-92). Antony only notes good things for his traitors and exposes them in a very delicate position calling them “honorable men”. Antony talks of Caesar’s killers as honorable men, acting as if he was on their side, to then create a contrast with what Antony truly feels about Brutus and his acquaintances killing Caesar. After glorifying Brutus and his companions so much, then Antony shifts his way of speaking towards Brutus in a careful manner, without insulting him directly and causing the people to ignore him. Correspondingly, Antony then defames the portrait he painted of Brutus by saying, “I thrice presented Caesar with a kingly crown which he did thrice refuse./ Was this ambition? Yet Brutus says/ He was ambitious” (3.2.104-108). Through Antony’s rhetoric, the plebeian’s point of view is completely shifted, Antony keeps Caesars picture humble opposite to that of which they’d thought then unmasked the truth with facts and sceneries of when Caesar still lived. Antony spoke carefully, crafting his words into a powerful statement. With the use of rhetoric Brutus’ hard work to convince the peasants of his righteousness was greatly weakened and nearly destroyed. After other multiple statements, the plebeians were convinced that Brutus had lied to them and betrayed Caesar without reason, now furious the plebeians join sides with Antony to butcher the murderers of Julius Caesar without hesitation. With anger the plebeians shouted “Oh traitors, villains! /We’ll hear him, we’ll follow him, /We will die with him!” (3.2. 213 and 219-220) Antony had finally convinced the crowd…
belief in unilateralism and America being the sole superpower. It captured my attention as a reader drawing me in to the article. Schmidt and Williams make reference to Walt’s argument: “how can other states be comfortable and secure when U.S. decisions affect all of their interests, and when the United States is strong enough to act pretty much as it wishes?” This is a brilliant rhetoric question which draws the reader in. Through the use of rhetoric question the author’s emphasis their point that…
2011 terrorist attacks (Krauthammer 2008).
Through the rhetoric of political speechwriters, the administration described its agenda as one of “fighting
terror,” “spreading democracy,” and “protecting the US’ strategic interests.” According to Dr. Robert Jervis,
Columbia University professor of International Affairs and the most cited expert on the subject, the Bush
Doctrine is, in fact, far more serious than its rhetoric suggests; it is a doctrine of preventive war, an initiative
viability of American global dominance has been the subject of great intellectual debate over the past decade or so. Fareed however, is not interested – at least not explicitly – in contributing to the debate on whether America is still the sole superpower, nor is he keen on using that debate as a point of entry. Indeed, as he makes poignantly clear in the first sentence of the book, his interest is in “the rise of the rest,” and it is only in the final third of the book (circa p.182 onwards) that…
principal conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and groups of different civilizations. (“Clash of the civilizations?” 22)
Huntington believes that the in our post-Cold War world, “alignments defined by ideology and superpower relations are giving way to alignments defined by culture and civilization” (Clash of the Civilizations 127). He sites the eastern Soviet bloc’s and communist Yugoslavia’s collapse into sectarian conflict to support this claim, as intense rivalries…
powerful nation. He gives statistics showing that, in approximately one decade, China will become the world’s biggest economy. He goes on to state that in 23 out of 39 countries, people believe that China will overturn America as the dominate nation superpower.
The second point the author makes is that it is natural for a growing economy to go hand in hand with growing political power. The author gives examples including how greater wealth means that a better army could be developed, and that there is…
then, do Japanese people almost always describe Japan as a "small island country"? Because it is small in comparison to the countries that dominated its history: China, the historical great power in East Asia, and the United States, the global superpower in the twentieth century. Japan also seems small to Japanese because it is mostly mountainous, with nearly 80 percent of its 126 million population now crammed into some sixty cities. |
And because Japan is a country of four main and many outlying…
anonymous Outer Party, and Winston suspects that he is not as eager to uphold Party doctrine as he appears to be. While Julia is frothing with anger and the entire group of Party members is focused on the images of Goldstein and his stream of anti-Party rhetoric, Winston and O'Brien exchange a glance that Winston takes to indicate sympathy, even complicity, and from which he derives his first measure of hope.
Thus, in the alcove, once Winston recognizes his entry as the Party's words, rather than his own…
better control of mineral resources, and greater support for services to survivors.
NATO isn’t just a one-way street for the United States
April 6, 2000-Why does the United States need NATO? Why not go it alone? The answer is that even a superpower needs allies to be successful in upholding its interests in the wider world. Without NATO, the United States could not have peacefully overcome its Cold War confrontation with the Soviet Union. In the recent Kosovo conflict, U.S. air power was the…
spending crisis, the way in which “Washington really works” takes on new urgency. Yet to an unprecedented degree, rhetoric has undermined the ability of key Washington institutions to address problems–ranging from manufacturing investment disincentives to social service needs–and to define and implement practical solutions based on collaboration and mutual efforts.
How can we sort out the rhetoric from reality? This course examines a range of evolving public policies being proposed and implemented by Congress…
From World War to Cold War
A new Cold War?
Pro Eastern and Western Ukraine
sanctions against Russia by Western World
Conflicts in North Korea and Afghanistan
Mostly just conflicts from the Cold War that occurred
Stuggle between 2 superpowers
US and USSR (destined to collide with each other)
describe two competing powers
dozens of small wars (other countries fighting)
Cold (not a shooting war)
“peace impossible, war improbable”
US and USSR did not fight one another…