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Terrorism in the United States

This 20 page paper supports the premise that the United States must be prepared for unconventional terrorist attacks. A thesis is presented and support is provided to demonstrate the need for the government to step up the existent system so that the nation is prepared in case of a true emergency. The dangers of biological weapons are emphasized but chemical and nuclear threats are discussed as well. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

The Monroe Doctrine

This 10 page paper provides an overview of the doctrine and supports the thesis that the policy is outdated. Specificities of the doctrine and the history surrounding its implementation are discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Was Charles De Gaulle a Great Leader?

This 9 page paper provides an overview on the life of this great French politician and military leader. The thesis of the paper is that de Gaulle was a great leader. Definitions of authority as well as an analysis on leadership qualities is a part of the discussion. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Psychopathy and the Nature/Nurture Debate

This 8 page paper provides a review of theories pertinent to psychopathy or what is now called antisocial personality disorder. The origins of the condition are explored. The thesis of the paper is that sufficient mothering early in life is crucial to proper development and a lack of such contributes to psychopathy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Kids Killing Kids

This 6 page paper explores psychological and sociological theories in an attempt to explain this disturbing phenomenon. Actual cases are explored. The subculture of violence thesis is referenced. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Nwoye in Things Fall Apart

This 5 page paper delves into this novel’s minor character Nwoye and expresses his importance in the work. The father-son relationship is explored as a repetitive element. Gender is noted as being of significance. Quotes are used to support the thesis. The work is the only source listed.

Poverty and the Nuclear Family Model

This 10 page paper provides an overview of poverty in America and the role played by the nuclear family. Several areas are explored. The paper concludes that the decline of the nuclear family in America is in part responsible for the proliferation of poverty. Other theories of poverty are explored including the Culture of Poverty thesis. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Analysis of Oresteia and Elektra

This 7 page paper provides an overview of these two works, Aeschylus' Oresteia and Hofmannsthal 's Elektra, and supports the thesis that women have been stereotyped by authors. Freud’s theories are discussed in light of the plot. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

W.E.B. Du Bois

This 5 page paper provides insights into this author’s writings by focusing on The Souls of Black Folk. The life of this author, historian and sociologist is discussed. The thesis of the paper is that while Du Bois was an atypical black man, his insights could have only come from being black. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

William J. Wilson/Analysis of "When Work Disappears"

A 5 page analysis that examine the book When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor by William Julius Williams. In this book, Wilson argues that the consequences of "high neighborhood joblessness are more devastating than those of high neighborhood poverty" (xiii). In fact that central thesis of Wilson's book is that joblessness among in America's inner city neighborhoods is the chief factor causing the increase of poverty in these areas. No additional sources cited.

Authority and Hierarchy in Milton's 'Paradise Lost'

A ten page paper supporting the thesis that the fall of Adam and Eve was inevitable due to their rejection of what Milton believed to be the natural hierarchy of husband over wife and God over humanity. It shows how, even today, Milton is able to achieve his goal of 'justify[ing] the ways of God to man' in a way he did not quite intend. Bibliography lists five sources.

The Last Two Decades of the Millenium

This ten-page paper begins with the thesis statement that the last two decades of the millenium shaped our economy for the next millenium. Included in the discussion is the downsizing of corporate America during the 1980’s that led to consumer fear. This fear in turn made retailers suffer which perpetuated the slow down of the economy. It goes on to address the recovery process and the economic boon and abundance we enjoyed during the last decade of the 20th century. Bibliography lists seven sources.

Inside the Third Reich: Memoirs by Albert Speer

This 11 page paper provides an overview of the main thesis of Speer’s work, assesses how the ideas are presented, its organization and critiques the prejudices of the author as they are presented in this book. This paper considers the role that Speer played in the Third Reich and the way in which he approached revealing his views and the implications for modern history. No additional sources cited.

Fate in Elizabethan England/Romeo and Juliet

Six pages. The author argues the thesis that in Elizabethan England, the belief in fate made a significant impact on the lives of the people. William Shakespeare’s “The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet,” which was written in this time period, is an extension of this belief. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Drug Use and the Recidivism Rate

This 15 page paper provides support for the thesis that the rate of recidivism among juveniles who had committed crimes while on mind-altering drugs is higher than the rate for juveniles who committed crimes where mind altering drugs played no part. Statistics about crime, recidivism and drug use among juveniles are cited. Criminological theory is discussed in depth. The paper concludes with a synopsis and recommendations. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Courage Under Camera Fire - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis & The Media

A 12 page paper that argues the thesis that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis learned the art of manipulating the media only as a defense against its constant and persistent intrusion upon her life. Discussed is how her socialite upbringing did little to prepare her for a lifetime in the limelight and her ultimate mastering of allowing us to see only what she wanted us to see. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Aeneid Compared

This 7 page paper looks at both works inclusive of plot, primary characters, humorous aspects and thematic elements. The thesis that both works are about love, and not war, is supported with an analysis of the author's techniques and story lines. No additional sources cited.

Human Limitation in Metamorphosis and A Doll's House

This 5 page paper compares and contrasts Kafka's Metamorphosis with Ibsen's A Doll's House. The thesis of this paper is that although the plots differ, both have underlying themes of human limitation. No additional sources cited.

Knowledge of the Past, Knowledge of the Future:

5 pages in length. "Without knowledge of the past, we would have no knowledge at all." With this statement in mind, the author examines many different ways in which the statement is proven to be true. Examples are given and an effective thesis is made. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Loyalty in the Work Place

This 5 page paper uses a thesis provided by a student which says that demonstrated loyalty is necessary in order to gain the trust of both superiors and subordinates. Loyalty in today's changing business world is also a part of the discussion. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Shakespeare's Life & Works - Interchangeable Roles

A 5 page paper that argues the thesis that the influence that William Shakespeare's writings had upon his own life can be detected among the body of his work. Discussed are two major factors that played a role in this influence - his love and patriotism toward England and its monarchial principles and his inherent ability to keenly observe his surroundings. Free outline included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Descartes' Meditation #2

The Second Meditation of the First Philosophy by Rene Descartes concerns itself with the defense of the thesis: 'I am, I exist'. This 5 page paper asserts that what begins as a simple statement: I am, I exist' is, in fact, an intricate and complex argument for moral belief. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Dental Phobia

This 7 page paper examines the phenomenon of dental phobia and what can be done about it. Oral hygiene is discussed. The thesis of the paper is that the fact that most dentistry is cosmetic exacerbates the phobia that might otherwise easily be conquered. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Wilde's View of Women, Love and Marriage in, "The Picture of Dorian Gray":

This 3 page paper examines the way in which Wilde depicts women, love and marraige in this classic piece of literature. This paper refers to specific episodes in the story in order to correlate the thesis with the ideas of Wilde. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Gendered Nature of Research in Elections:

This 5 page paper illustrates the ways in which research is conducted for elections, and the ways in which gender influences that research. This paper relies upon adademic journals to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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