Political Science writing essay 04-02

Film : The Iron Giant (1999), Dr. Strangelove (1964), The Battle for Algiers (1966)

Write a two page response, 650 words to one of the following two questions. Write in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double spaced, with one-inch margins. Submit in ONLY .doc, .docx, or .pdf formats.

Only Choose One prompt

1) Niebuhr identifies a number of ironies and contradictions in the United States’ role as a world superpower in conflict with communism during the Cold War. Identify at least two examples of these ironies and contradictions, and their consequences, in either The Iron Giant or Doctor Strangelove. Cite at least two direct quotations from Niebuhr’s text in your answer.

*OR*

2) The Battle for Algiers depicts the violence of both the French colonial government and the Algerian resistance in the latter’s struggle for national independence. Discuss how both Franz Fanon and Martin Luther King Jr. would assess the use of violence in the conflict. Would they think the violence is justified? Why or why not? Ultimately, do you think that Fanon and MLK would be on the side of the resistance? In your answer, cite at least one quotation from both Fanon and MLK.

 

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