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kunkmiester
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« on: June 11, 2013, 03:48:08 AM »

Got to decide on a topic for a research paper for the mandatory government and constitution class we take to graduate.  Drawing blanks on something clear enough to write on, but I do want to be edgy.
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013, 06:48:03 AM »

Does it have to be historical or, modern events?
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 08:02:11 AM »

Do a paper on Lincoln, tons of asshat material there.  'june teenth' was just the other day...
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2013, 12:27:33 PM »

While Lincoln would be a good topic you might get branded a racist (which would be an impractical label to have attached, at least potentially.) The futility and unethical nature of the War on Drugs, or War on Terror could be pretty good if your paper can  be about more modern events. You could do one about the nuking of Hiroshima an Nagasaki, or even the general firebombing of multiple German and Japanese cities during WW2. There might even be potential to discuss American brutality against the Japanese, mostly in the form of killing the majority of the few who surrendered, and mutilation of the dead for "Trophies" which you may or may not be able to get into the nitty-gritty psychology behind such behavior (I recently read an article about potential thought processes that distinguish the casual brutality and savagery shown by some soldiers, while others show simply apathy.) Hell you could probably even do a general critique of the "I was just following orders" mindset!
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2013, 06:55:02 PM »

How about Lysander Spooner?
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2013, 07:18:44 PM »


Holy crap, an anarchist that wasn't a proto-Marxist? I need to read more about him!

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I can't remember where I read it (I can try to dig up the article if you want), but I remember reading this interesting article that basically put forward that most "pro-labor" legislation and political policy is not only anti-non-union, but anti-union and anti-labor in general. Might be an interesting topic to research who labor legislation does and doesn't benefit.
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