Tag Archives: culture

Pol 150/CN: Video violence

For Tuesday’s class: Is video violence a cultural problem? (NOTE: I’m having you read two articles per side, largely because the pieces are short.) MAYBE: Mike Daniels, Do violent video games beget violence? Asbury Park Press, 4.7.13; Jason Schrier, From … Continue reading

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Pol 150/CN: Belief and society

Alllllrigghty: I have the readings for next Thursday (March 21)—and the question to which the two arguments respond: Does religious freedom require exemption from laws of general applicability? YES: Evangelicals & Catholics Together, In Defense of Religious Freedom, First Things, … Continue reading

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Pol 166: More culture (and religion and the state)

National Public Radio has been running a series on Native American children and their placement in non-Native foster homes: Incentives and Cultural Bias Fuel Foster System Tribes Question Foster Group’s Power and Influence Native Survivors of Foster Care Return Home … Continue reading

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Pol 166: Cultcha! Cultcha! Cultcha!

Y’all know that (in)famous phrase When I hear the word “culture”, that’s when I reach for my revolver—right? No? Well, Joseph Goebbels (Reichsminister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany and confidant to Hitler; along with his wife, murdered their six children … Continue reading

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Politics, culture, and bioethics in the news

Pol 266—still trying to find a paper topic? Some possibilities from the NY Times: Philipinos  working abroad. Accountability in poverty reduction: UN Millennium Development Goals. Living in a garbage dump in Venezuela. Manny Pacquiao: Boxer and politician. Remembering one of … Continue reading

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