Given the Position of Secretary of the State
– … In last year’s reports, military operations were ongoing through The US Central Command; active in 20 countries across the Middle Eastern region (Washington’s Blog, 2013). The U.S. military presence was in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, U.A.E., Uzbekistan, and Yemen (Washington’s Blog, 2013). Additionally, the newly appointed U.S. Africa Command supports military relationships with 54 African nations; bringing the accumulation of “74 nations where the US is fighting or ‘helping’ some force in some proxy struggle that has been deemed beneficial by the nation’s m…
Separation of Church and State in Public Education
– The United States of America has dynamically grown in diversity of religion, culture and ethnicity over time. Religion is a part of many lives; nevertheless, due to the wide variety of Christians, Jewish, Catholics, Muslims and many other religious groups, not to mention non-religious individuals, the country must accommodate citizens by remaining neutral and secular. Over the years citizens have sometimes forgotten the meaning of freedom, especially when it applies to religion without government intrusion….
The United States Department of State
– From the earliest times of recorded history and even long before that rudimentary society and government have existed. When these separate governments encountered one another, they realized that they would need to interact if they were to be able to get along. Usually this “getting along” involved either bashing in someone’s head with a rock, impaling your neighbor with a spear, or bombarding them will devastating long range artillery. On rare occasions, however, these interactions were done through dialogue and negotiation….
The National Security State in the 1970s and 1980s
– The National Security State was challenged in the 1970s due to the diminished capacity of the United States to control world events, made evident by the defeat in Vietnam, and the unsustainable economic development that had started with president Lyndon B. Johnson and continued with president Richard Nixon. This challenge also impacted the Nixon administration and its decision-making process, including abuse of executive power, misleading the public, wiretappings of National Security Council employees, and justified it by saying “(…) freedom must sometimes be sacrificed for security.” When Ronald Reagan took over the presidency after Jimmy Carter, he continued the defense buildup thro…
Reflecting on Sexual Addiction in Shainberg’s Film Secretary (
– Shainberg’s film Secretary (2002) depicts Lee Holloway who is taken to a mental hospital for self-harming, she is then released back into the real world. Here, she finds a job posting for a secretary where she meets Mr. Grey, the head lawyer of the firm. Throughout her stay in the office, Lee submits herself to many tasks for Mr. Grey, including sexual acts. Schneider (1991), , Buss, Larsen & Semmelroth (1992) and Hyde, DeLamater & Byers (2012), reflect upon how jealousy, sexual addictions and the four step-cycle play a role in proving that Lee Holloway is a sexual addict….