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Archive for May, 2007

Who is Chavez?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Hugo Chavez is an enigma. He is either glorified or vilified; few seem to demonstrate a well-balanced view of him. Love him or hate him, Chavez has captured international headlines. Learn more about Chavez by reading the articles below and writing a 1.5-2 page, single-spaced response which addresses the following questions:

-what does Chavez believe? What are the strengths and weaknesses of his political belief system?

-what are the goals of Chavez (both domestically and in terms of foreign policy) and how does he plan to accomplish them?

-how is the world responding to the Chavez enigma? How should the world respond to Chavez?

-Is Chavez a great political leader? Why or why not?

In Search of Hugo Chavez

Interview with Chavez

The Threat of Pan Islam?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Write a careful appraisal of the article by Bill Buckner, J.D. Post a 1.5-2 page, single-spaced response which addresses the following questions:

-what is Buckner’s thesis? What does he conclude?
-what evidence does Buckner use to prove his thesis? Does he use ample evidence? Does he use proper evidence? In what ways does he demonstrate bias?
-what are the strengths and weaknesses of his argument? On what points to you concur or disagree?
The Historical and Contemporary Threat of Pan-Islam

The Struggle Within Islam

TWE Is China a Threat to the West?

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Use evidence from all three articles to write a formal 1-2 page single-spaced essay that explores the extent to which China is a threat to the West (and, in particular to the U.S.). Your primary focus is to demonstrate a mastery of of the content of all three articles.
China: Threat or Peaceful Rise?

Revving Up the China Threat

A Chinese Perspective from People’s Daily Online

Power Point: Is China a Threat to the West?