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Never Mind Grendel! Can Beowulf Conquer The 21st-Century Guilt Trip?, Stephen Asma Dec 2007

Never Mind Grendel! Can Beowulf Conquer The 21st-Century Guilt Trip?, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The writer casts doubt on whether the emasculated Beowulf put forward by J. R. R. Tolkien and in the recent movie version of the story transcends and nullifies the heroic original. He suggests that both Beowulfs may be necessary.


Princípios-Tópicos De Hermenêutica Constitucional, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha Nov 2007

Princípios-Tópicos De Hermenêutica Constitucional, Paulo Ferreira Da Cunha

Paulo Ferreira da Cunha

Houve tempo em que a Constituição servia para poisar ou charuto ou tirar um argumento político, como ironicamente afirmaria o grande escritor oitocentista Eça de Queiroz. Hoje a Constituição é a norma das normas. Daí há consequências hermenêuticas. Ao contrário das teorias que importam interpretação tradicional e, por vezes, em grande medida ultrapassada, para o Direito Constitucional, a tendência actual é a inversa: dada a supremacia da Constituição, deve ser a metodologia constitucional a exportar hermenêutica para o todo do Direito. Para isso, começamos neste artigo com grandes princípios de hermenêutica intra-constitucional. Depois se passará à exportação.


‘Keep The “L” Out Of Los Angeles’: Race, Discourse, And Urban Modernity In 1920s Southern California, Jeremiah Axelrod Oct 2007

‘Keep The “L” Out Of Los Angeles’: Race, Discourse, And Urban Modernity In 1920s Southern California, Jeremiah Axelrod

Jeremiah B.C. Axelrod

In the spring of 1926 the voters of Los Angeles were asked to decide whether to accept a modern rapid transit system for their metropolis. The referendum campaign, a watershed moment in American urban history, forced citizens to choose whether their rapidly growing city should develop into a centralized conurbation of skyscrapers linked by an extensive transit infrastructure, like New York and Chicago, or become a metropolis dominated by low-density development. Crucially, the campaign—charged with vivid rhetoric and metaphor, mobilized primarily by local newspapers—ultimately turned on Angelenos' conceptions of race and class and on their notions of what ...


States, Nations, And The Problem Of The Nation-State, Kevin Ostoyich Oct 2007

States, Nations, And The Problem Of The Nation-State, Kevin Ostoyich

Kevin Ostoyich

No abstract provided.


Looking Up From The Gutter: Pop-Culture And Philosophy, Stephen Asma Oct 2007

Looking Up From The Gutter: Pop-Culture And Philosophy, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

No abstract provided.


Iran, Nuclear Power And The Bomb, John Turner Sep 2007

Iran, Nuclear Power And The Bomb, John Turner

John P. Turner

No abstract provided.


Invisible Enemies: The American War On Vietnam, 1975-2000, Edwin Martini Sep 2007

Invisible Enemies: The American War On Vietnam, 1975-2000, Edwin Martini

Edwin A. Martini

Beginning where most histories of the Vietnam War end, Invisible Enemies examines the relationship between the United States and Vietnam following the American pullout in 1975. Drawing on a broad range of sources, from White House documents and congressional hearings to comic books and feature films, Edwin Martini shows how the United States continued to wage war on Vietnam "by other means" for another twenty-five years. In addition to imposing an extensive program of economic sanctions, the United States opposed Vietnam's membership in the United Nations, supported the Cambodians, including the Khmer Rouge, in their decade-long war with the ...


Review Of German History From The Margins, Edited By Neil Gregor, Nils Roemer, And Mark Roseman,, Kevin Ostoyich Sep 2007

Review Of German History From The Margins, Edited By Neil Gregor, Nils Roemer, And Mark Roseman,, Kevin Ostoyich

Kevin Ostoyich

No abstract provided.


Vea! Projecting Pornography, Mapping Modernity, And Acting Across The Sexual Frontier, Ageeth Sluis Sep 2007

Vea! Projecting Pornography, Mapping Modernity, And Acting Across The Sexual Frontier, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

No abstract provided.


Review Of Aus Feldpostbriefen Junger Christen 1939-1945: Ein Beitrag Zur Geschichte Der Katholischen Jugend Im Felde, Edited By Karl-Theodor Schleicher And Heinrich Walle, Kevin Ostoyich Sep 2007

Review Of Aus Feldpostbriefen Junger Christen 1939-1945: Ein Beitrag Zur Geschichte Der Katholischen Jugend Im Felde, Edited By Karl-Theodor Schleicher And Heinrich Walle, Kevin Ostoyich

Kevin Ostoyich

No abstract provided.


Resource Wars In Africa, Jesse Benjamin, Daniel Volman, Martin Murray Sep 2007

Resource Wars In Africa, Jesse Benjamin, Daniel Volman, Martin Murray

Jesse Benjamin

No abstract provided.


The Challenges And Advantages Of Teaching Information Literacy Online, Diane Fulkerson Sep 2007

The Challenges And Advantages Of Teaching Information Literacy Online, Diane Fulkerson

Diane M. Fulkerson

No abstract provided.


How England Got Its Name, (1014-1035), George Beech Sep 2007

How England Got Its Name, (1014-1035), George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


An Officer Of Great Intelligence: Lewis Merrill—The Man Who Exposed The Ku Klux Klan, J. Michael Martinez Sep 2007

An Officer Of Great Intelligence: Lewis Merrill—The Man Who Exposed The Ku Klux Klan, J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

Abstract forthcoming.


Distress During The Great Depression: The Illiquidity-Insolvency Debate Revisited, Gary Richardson Sep 2007

Distress During The Great Depression: The Illiquidity-Insolvency Debate Revisited, Gary Richardson

Gary Richardson

During the contraction from 1929 to 1933, the Federal Reserve System tracked changes in the status of all banks operating in the United States and determined the cause of each bank suspension. This essay analyzes chronological patterns in aggregate series constructed from that data. The analysis demonstrates both illiquidity and insolvency were substantial sources of bank distress. Periods of heightened distress were correlated with periods of increased illiquidity. Contagion via correspondent networks and bank runs propagated the initial banking panics. As the depression deepened and asset values declined, insolvency loomed as the principal threat to depository institutions.


Henri-Dominique Lacordaire's Re-Establishment Of The Dominican Order In Nineteenth Century France, Peter M. Batts Sep 2007

Henri-Dominique Lacordaire's Re-Establishment Of The Dominican Order In Nineteenth Century France, Peter M. Batts

Rev. Edward R. Udovic, C.M., Ph.D.

Book Review of "Henri-Dominique Lacordaire's Re-Establishment of the Dominican Order in Nineteenth-Century France," by Peter M. Batts. (Lewistown, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2004), Pp. xii, 129.


Elizabethanne Boran And Crowford Gribben, Eds., Enforcing Reformation In Ireland And Scotland, 1550-1700, Michael Graham Sep 2007

Elizabethanne Boran And Crowford Gribben, Eds., Enforcing Reformation In Ireland And Scotland, 1550-1700, Michael Graham

Michael F. Graham

No abstract provided.


The Challenges And Advantages Of Teaching Information Literacy Online, Diane M. Fulkerson Sep 2007

The Challenges And Advantages Of Teaching Information Literacy Online, Diane M. Fulkerson

Diane Fulkerson

No abstract provided.


The Fall Of The 1977 Phillies: How A Baseball Team's Collapse Sank A City's Spirit, Mitchell J. Nathanson Sep 2007

The Fall Of The 1977 Phillies: How A Baseball Team's Collapse Sank A City's Spirit, Mitchell J. Nathanson

Mitchell J Nathanson

Too often, the Philadelphia sports fan has been dismissed as a lout, a boorish dolt immune to reason, his vocabulary whittled down to a singular “boo.” This is particularly true when it comes to Phillies fans, who are more likely to turn on their team than any other in the city. Although the Eagles, Sixers and Flyers may hear it from the rafters when they’re not going well, only the Phils will hear it when they are. The strained relationship between the city and the Phillies, however, has deep historical and sociological roots; roots that directly correlate with the ...


Vea: Projecting Pornography In Mexico City, Transnational Bodies, And Acting Across The Sexual Frontier, Ageeth Sluis Sep 2007

Vea: Projecting Pornography In Mexico City, Transnational Bodies, And Acting Across The Sexual Frontier, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

This paper examines the articulation between the embodied city and changing gender norms in the wake of the Mexican Revolution, when the new state sought to reinvigorate and civilize Mexico City through urban reforms and public works. An analysis of the pornographic magazine Vea shows how views of "public women" were crucial to larger debates on gender and urbanization in Mexico City during the 1920s and 1930s. In the context of post World War I, a new, global ideal of the New Woman emerged through which women claimed both political and social mobility. Moreover, this ideology was articulated through a ...


Recent Developments In American Religious History, Cynthia Taylor Sep 2007

Recent Developments In American Religious History, Cynthia Taylor

Cynthia Taylor

No abstract available


How To Survive The Apocalypse, Stephen Asma Aug 2007

How To Survive The Apocalypse, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The article presents a guide on how people with skepticism and critical thinking can survive the Rapture and Armageddon. According to the Book of Revelations, the Lord will return to the earth to separate the good and the bad. When the Great Tribulation comes, people have no more time for repentance. The impostor strategy is one way to avoid the Tribulation.


Deposit Insurance And Moral Hazard: Capital, Risk, Malfeasance, And Mismanagement. A Comment On ‘Deposit Insurance And Moral Hazard: Evidence From Texas Banking During The 1920s, Gary Richardson Aug 2007

Deposit Insurance And Moral Hazard: Capital, Risk, Malfeasance, And Mismanagement. A Comment On ‘Deposit Insurance And Moral Hazard: Evidence From Texas Banking During The 1920s, Gary Richardson

Gary Richardson

A Journal of Economic History article by Linda Hooks and Kenneth Robinson, “Deposit Insurance and Moral Hazard: Evidence from Texas Banking During the 1920s,” contains a contradiction (Hooks and Robinson 2002). Pondering the contradiction in the paper reveals insights that the authors may have overlooked. Hooks and Robinson’s article examines the experience of the banking industry in Texas during the 1920s. Texas operated a deposit-insurance system from January 1, 1910 until February 11, 1927. Deposit insurance was mandatory for all state banks, which were given the choice of two plans in which to participate. The preponderance participated in the ...


Check Is In The Mail: Correspondent Clearing And The Banking Panics Of The Great Depression, Gary Richardson Aug 2007

Check Is In The Mail: Correspondent Clearing And The Banking Panics Of The Great Depression, Gary Richardson

Gary Richardson

Weaknesses within the check-clearing system played a hitherto unrecognized role in the banking crises of the Great Depression. Correspondent check-clearing networks were vulnerable to counter-party cascades. Accounting conventions that overstated reserves available to corresponding institutions may have exacerbated the situation. The initial banking panic began when a correspondent network centered in Nashville collapsed, forcing over 100 institutions to suspend operations. As the contraction continued, additional correspondent systems imploded. The vulnerability of correspondent networks is one reason that banks that cleared via correspondents failed at higher rates than other institutions during the Great Depression.


”Soviet Childhood And The Search For Normality”, Ann Livschiz Jul 2007

”Soviet Childhood And The Search For Normality”, Ann Livschiz

Ann Livschiz

No abstract provided.


Lift Every Voice: African American Oratory, 1787-1900. – Book Review, Amilcar Shabazz Jul 2007

Lift Every Voice: African American Oratory, 1787-1900. – Book Review, Amilcar Shabazz

Amilcar Shabazz

This review of was originally published in in Black Issues in Higher Education, April 16, 1998, entitled “Putting Black Voices In Print.” It is a review essay of Lift Every Voice: African American Oratory by Philip S. Foner and Robert J. Branham.


Religious Aspects Of Late Nineteenth-Century Emigration, Kevin Ostoyich Jul 2007

Religious Aspects Of Late Nineteenth-Century Emigration, Kevin Ostoyich

Kevin Ostoyich

No abstract provided.


Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry, The Untold Story Of An American Legend (Book Review), Linda Niemann Jun 2007

Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry, The Untold Story Of An American Legend (Book Review), Linda Niemann

Linda G. Niemann

Review of the book "Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of an American Legend", by Scott Reynolds Nelson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.


Faculty And Male Student Athletes In Higher Education: Racial Differences In The Environmental Predictors Of Academic Achievement, Keith Harrison Jun 2007

Faculty And Male Student Athletes In Higher Education: Racial Differences In The Environmental Predictors Of Academic Achievement, Keith Harrison

Dr. C. Keith Harrison

Studies have examined the impact of environmental variables on academic achievement among student athletes in the revenue-generating sports of men’s basketball and football. However, while evidence concerning the positive impact of male student athlete and faculty interaction is virtually unequivocal, we are not certain whether the benefits accruing from particular types of interaction vary across different racial/ethnic groups. This study explores the relationship between male Black and White student athletes and faculty as well as the impact of specific forms of student athlete– faculty interaction on academic achievement. Data are drawn from the Cooperative Institutional Research Program’s ...


Research Note: The Irish International Exhibition Of 1907 - Ireland's World Fair, Patricia Fanning May 2007

Research Note: The Irish International Exhibition Of 1907 - Ireland's World Fair, Patricia Fanning

Patricia J. Fanning

No abstract provided.