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Writing Assignment II - Nation Building

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World Civilizations – GenEd 111 Writing Assignment II “Nation Building Past and Future” Articles: You are to read the two (2) articles titled, “Jefferson Versus the Muslim Pirates” by Christopher Hitchens and “Why They Can’t Be Democratic” by Bassam Tibi. Both articles may be found at the instructor’s website, http://libarts.wsu.edu/philo/faculty-staff/snyder/ . Directions: Thoroughly read the “articles” and take notes. Reread the “articles” making sure you “understand” the development of the various historical events before you start answering the essay question you have selected from the list below. Question: Select one (1) of the following three essay questions to answer. 1. Briefly summarize both articles by Hitchens and Tibi. Synthesize some of the central points in the two articles, for example, by exploring if and/or how Tibi’s basic distinction between Islam and Islamism enlivens Hitchens’ article. If indeed “America’s first confrontation with the Islamic world helped forge a
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