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Upasana Sonik Global 1 Dan Fibiger Thursday 12:30 Reading Logs Week Four Reading Log #1: Paul Fussell “Memory and Irony” This article describes how ironic moments in life or in a particular moment in life can trigger an entire memory or recollection of a previous experienced event. In this article, Fussell details the recollections of war stories, remembered by soldiers of previous global wars in our histories. This article relates to William McNeill’s article on “A Short History of Humanity,” in his conclusions of all individuals being a part of one world. Though the memoirs of this article are from different global wars, all soldiers are subjected to the same ironic pattern which subsequent vision has laid over the events. Also, though the individuals and countries that these global wars take place in are very different, the horrors that soldiers and war civilians see have been primarily the same. Though everyone has personal memories and has different views from different situations, the grief that war creates is universal amongst all sufferers. Reading Log #2: Eric Hobsbawm “The Age of Total War” This article focuses on the extremities that World War One and Two brought upon the entire world. This global war had global effects, and changed life on earth for the entire generation that it dawned upon. The two world wars were drastically alike in that they both produced breakdowns, however, different, in that the First World War “solved nothing”. On the other hand, the Second World War produced drastic economic effects in creating a global capitalistic society. This article relates to Gunn’s article “Introduction,” on how post-cold-war economy has made us into one huge globalistic society, or a society of “interconnectedness”. Though the issue of globalization’s origins is highly debated, many scholars feel that the end of the cold war is what gave rise to globalization. Reading Log #3: Karl Marx “The Communist Manifesto” In his manifesto, Karl Marx claims that the time has come for Communists should publicly open publish their views and manifest itself to the world. He claims that the bourgeois (modern capitalists) has created social classes that have kept the rich richer, and the poor poorer. The proletariat (the class of modern wage laborers) is a preceding class that is the self-conscious, independent movement of the majority, whose interests are in the majority of the working class. Marx claims that the only way humans can coexist is with the formation and increase of capital, with the condition for capital being wage labor. Thus, the development of the Modern Industry is what takes away from the very foundation that the bourgeois produces and appropriates products. Marx’s article relates to his previous article and attack on capitalism with his claims that the
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