"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth." -Henry David Thoreau
.I am balls deep in an ocean of tears. The night sky is awesome. The moon has a smile on its face, but the stars are all frowning at me. I think that I might be dreaming. I awake to the sound of tires sailing on the wet street. The thick glass window deflects the rain into the surrounding L.A. madness. The rain continues to bomb hard and heavy. The wet black asphalt keeps on beneath the bus. Public transit is like a prison cell....
The purpose of writing an essay is to persuade an educated, and critical, reader that your point of view on a topic is correct. You cannot do this by indulging in emotional pleas or by listing fact after innumerable fact. Instead, you must make a well-reasoned and coherent argument that is backed by authoritative evidence. The following chapters will teach you how to do this.
The Art of Public Speaking For practise on forceful selections, use "The Irrepressible Conflict," page 67; "Abraham Lincoln," page 76, "Pass Prosperity Around," page 470; "A Plea for Cuba," page 50. FOOTNOTES: [Footnote 2: Those who sat in the pit or the parquet.] [Footnote 3: Hamlet, Act III, Scene 2.]
"1_1_10"CHAPTER X. FEELING AND ENTHUSIASM
Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit that hovers over the production of genius. −−ISAAC DISRAELI, Literary Character.
This chapter has looked at some of the ways you can take stock of your situation as a teacher
working in unfamiliar terrain. First, you have access to support from Peace Corps. It is worthwhile
researching the formal support system. A general plea for help might get you tea and sympathy,
but you can make it even easier for staff to help you by precisely stating what you need, when,
how much it's going to cost, and how you'd like to get it. Second, your staff room colleagues may
have ideas and approaches which are different from yours. There are...
The Art of Public Speaking 74. WHY HAVE WE BOSSES? A fair−minded examination of the uses and abuses of the political "leader." 75. A PLEA FOR SETTLEMENT WORK. 76. CREDULITY VS. FAITH. 77. WHAT IS HUMOR? 78. USE AND ABUSE OF THE CARTOON. 79. THE PULPIT IN POLITICS. 80. ARE COLLEGES GROWING TOO LARGE? 81. THE DOOM OF ABSOLUTISM. 82. SHALL WOMAN HELP KEEP HOUSE FOR TOWN, CITY, STATE, AND NATION? 83. THE EDUCATIONAL TEST FOR SUFFRAGE. 84. THE PROPERTY TEST FOR SUFFRAGE. 85. THE MENACE OF THE PLUTOCRAT. 86. THE COST OF HIGH LIVING. 87. THE COST OF CONVENIENCES....
This vivid and startlingly new picture of conditions brought about by the race question in the United States
makes no special plea for the Negro, but shows in a dispassionate, though sympathetic, manner conditions as
they actually exist between the whites and blacks to-day. Special pleas have already been made for and
against the Negro in hundreds of books, but in these books either his virtues or his vices have been
exaggerated. This is because writers, in nearly every instance, have treated the colored American as a whole;
each has taken some one group of the race to prove his case.
We have often come across students who have a sound grasp of legal
principles and have put in quite a lot of work on constitutional law and yet
do not feel confident when faced with the end of year examination. This book
is written in response to the pleas of such students for more guidance as to
the best means of presenting their knowledge in the exam, and it is hoped
that it may alleviate at least some of the stress they experience.
Fift y years aft er the victorious allies brought Axis war criminals to justice at
the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals, the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council
established an ad hoc tribunal to prosecute those accused of international
crimes in the former Yugoslavia. Th e years that had elapsed between the creation
of the World War II tribunals and the International Criminal Tribunal for
the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) saw thousands of atrocities that resulted in millions
of deaths but that were followed by virtually no prosecutions....
That he was still walking around was worse. Vampire. They stared at each other, and he smiled slightly at her start of recognition. He had a nice face— young, as if that meant anything—with clear, unmarked skin, a head of dark brown curls and a small goatee. The last would have been amusing under other circumstances, as if he was trying to make his plea
"As a mother of a deaf child, and one whose experience has been unusual only in that it has been more
fortunate than that of the average mother so situated, I want to place before you (the teachers of the deaf) a
plea for the education of the parents of little deaf children.
"While you are laboring for the education of the deaf, and for their sakes are training teachers to carry on the
work, there are, in almost every home that shelters a little deaf child, blunders being made that will retard his
development and hinder your work for years to come--blunders that a...
“We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.” So
wrote Justice William O.Douglas in Zorach v. Clausen in 1952. He was, of
course, right. We announce our trust in God on our money. We proclaim our
allegience to our flag and our Republic, in the same sentence that we declare our
nation is “under God.” Our Supreme Court begins each term with a plea that
“God save the United States and this honorable Court.” Almost every president
has invoked God in his inaugural address as well as in moments of national crisis
I have accumulated the usual academic debts in writing this book, but par-
ticularly to the sta√ of the Public Record O≈ce and to Tom Green, who has
administered encouragement and criticism in equal doses. The personal debts,
however, are just as signiﬁcant. I wrote this book while I was participating in a
restructuring of the University of Houston; I was president of the U.H. Faculty
Senate in 1998. Intense participation in academic politics and working on the
book thus exacted a double cost on my children, who were then adolescents.
What do you do for a living? Me? I deal with confused people. Lots
of them. All day. Every day.
It’s true I also attend football games, conduct interviews, and write
stories. But the confused people—they’re the one constant throughout.
Their bewildered queries, their pleas for clarity await me nearly every
time I check my e-mail, filling my in-box by the hundreds. Their messages
often start the same way: “How can you possibly explain . . . ,”
“Am I missing something here, or . . . ?,” “Maybe you can help me
figure something out . . .
Let’s start with the question about hormones that Extension
specialists and agents hear from the public. “Why do you add
hormones into chicken feed?” The simple truth is hormones are
not added to poultry feeds. This fallacy is fueled by inaccurate
statements made by The World Health Organization that
apparently has issued a plea to stop giving growth hormones to
chickens grown for human consumption.
The history of woman is the history of the world. Strait orthodoxy may remind us that man preceded woman
in the scheme of creation and that therefore history does not begin with woman; but this is a specious plea.
The first historical information that we gain regarding Adam is concerned with the creation of woman, and
there is nothing to show us that prior to that time Adam was more active in mind or even in body than a
mollusc. It was not until the coming of woman that history began to exist; and if the first recorded act of the
woman was disastrous in...
If I have not asked your Lordship for your formal leave to dedicate this Volume to you, this has been because
one part of it, written by me as an Anglican controversialist, could not be consistently offered for the direct
sanction of a Catholic bishop. If, in spite of this, I presume to inscribe your name in its first page, I do so
because I have a freedom in this matter which you have not, because I covet much to be associated publicly
with you, and because I trust to gain your forgiveness for a somewhat violent proceeding, on the plea that I