Reaction 1 Globalization

Reaction 1 Globalization - Josh Marcus 11/06/09 Modern...

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Josh Marcus 11/06/09 Modern Times, Modern Oppression, Modern Hope Growing up I was indoctrinated at school, at home, and on TV to the superior morality and ethics of the United States. We were a country founded to help the persecuted escape persecution. We were the liberators of the free world. In my experiences up until my 19 th birthday and my departure for college, I had little reason to doubt this all- encompassing greatness of the United States. Albert Einstein once said “common sense was all the concrete beliefs most people had internalized at 18 years old”. It was common sense all around me that America was great. Yes we had taken the land from the Indians. Yes we had persecuted and enslaved blacks. Yes we had prevented woman from voting. Yes we had not bombed the train tracks to Auschwitz when we had the chance. We had a checkered past. Yet, the seeming certainty in our greatness as a country came from the fact that all of these black marks seemed like ancient history that we were able to learn from and improve upon. Taking place in the 1930’s, Euzhan Palcy’s cinematic take on Joseph Zobels Sugar Cane Alley
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This note was uploaded on 09/03/2011 for the course GALLATIN 822 taught by Professor Sanches during the Spring '11 term at CUNY Brooklyn.

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