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Marxist Implementation Of Climate Change As A Geopolitical Fear Tactic, Katelyn Larossa Apr 2019

Marxist Implementation Of Climate Change As A Geopolitical Fear Tactic, Katelyn Larossa

Senior Honors Theses

In recent years the climate change debate has shifted from the peripheries of international political discussions to center stage, manifesting in the Paris Agreement in November of 2016 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. However, the science behind the climate change debate is disputed and does not support the claims made by global leaders who continue to push for increasing environmental regulations and financial aid to those most adversely affected by the supposed climate change (underdeveloped and developing nations). Examining the geopolitical and economic implications of climate change actions reveals the underlying political philosophies guiding global leaders ...


Social Security Act Of 1935 To Tanf: A Comprehensive Look At The History And Current State Of Welfare In America, Parker Gilkesson Jul 2018

Social Security Act Of 1935 To Tanf: A Comprehensive Look At The History And Current State Of Welfare In America, Parker Gilkesson

Masters Theses

This study seeks to explore the welfare system within the United States. The study spans from the Great Depression to the current state of TANF, post-welfare reform, to better understand the current state of welfare within the United States in order to analyze the need for further welfare reform. The initial disparities in the system, from the very beginning, are worth analyzing because it provides a framework to understand how disparities could possibly exist in the program today. Social Policy Programs are systems that have been built from multiple policies and components over time. Faulty, systematic issues, must be evaluated ...


Francis Lieber: Anglican And Gallican Liberty Study Guide, C. 1999, Steven A. Samson Aug 2017

Francis Lieber: Anglican And Gallican Liberty Study Guide, C. 1999, Steven A. Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Sebastian Gorka: Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War Study Guide, 2017, Steven A. Samson Jan 2017

Sebastian Gorka: Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War Study Guide, 2017, Steven A. Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

Study Guide


Tim Marshall: Prisoners Of Geography Study Guide, 2017, Steven A. Samson Jan 2017

Tim Marshall: Prisoners Of Geography Study Guide, 2017, Steven A. Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

Study Guide


An Imperium Of Rights: Consequences Of Our Cultural Revolution, Steven Alan Samson Nov 2016

An Imperium Of Rights: Consequences Of Our Cultural Revolution, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

The 'empowerment of rights', whether domestically or globally, presents itself in at least a double aspect: both as a cultural revolution and as a political strategy. The strategy pursued by cultural revolutionaries who equate liberalism with secularism is to turn the basic values of the West into weapons against it so that its inherent defense mechanisms will be rendered ineffective. This strategy is most apt to succeed by provoking crises of conscience through redefinitions of human rights that, in the end, lead to individual and institutional conversion. But, as Marcello Pera notes, political liberalism itself suffers from an 'ethical deficit ...


Religious Liberty In The Early American Republic, Steven Samson Nov 2016

Religious Liberty In The Early American Republic, Steven Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

The early nineteenth century in America was a period in which the idea of religious liberty came to be worked out in practice in a setting of growing diversity. The immediate effect of the dissolution of state religious establishments was to strengthen the vitality and prestige of the churches themselves. Before the end of the century, the church historian Philip Schaff could regard as normal 'a free church in a free state, or a self-supporting and self-governing Christianity in independent but friendly relation to the civil government.'


Book Review: A Challenge To The Progressive Ascendancy, Steven Alan Samson Sep 2016

Book Review: A Challenge To The Progressive Ascendancy, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

"Everybody talkin’ ‘bout heaven ain’t goin’ there.” The most popular vision of heaven these days is the prospect of some version of heaven on earth. The spirit of our times seems to embody so many possibilities. Todd Huizinga in The New Totalitarian Temptation (2016) scrutinizes the “soft utopia” of the European Union’s path to “global governance.” Mary Eberstadt in It’s Dangerous to Believe is equally critical in her analysis of the “neo-puritan” secularism that is directed at “marginalizing, silencing, and punishing its traditional competitors” via the sexual revolution. What seems to be heaven on earth is just ...


Michael Pillsbury: The Hundred-Year Marathon Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2016

Michael Pillsbury: The Hundred-Year Marathon Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Robert D. Kaplan: Monsoon Study Guide, Steven Samson Jan 2016

Robert D. Kaplan: Monsoon Study Guide, Steven Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

This is a study guide for the courses of Dr. Steven Alan Samson.


Robert D. Kaplan: Monsoon Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2016

Robert D. Kaplan: Monsoon Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Mary Ann Glendon: The Forum And The Tower Study Guide, 2012-2015, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2016

Mary Ann Glendon: The Forum And The Tower Study Guide, 2012-2015, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Joseph Nye, Jr.: Understanding Global Conflict And Cooperation, 10th Ed., Steven A. Samson Jan 2016

Joseph Nye, Jr.: Understanding Global Conflict And Cooperation, 10th Ed., Steven A. Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Woodrow Wilson: A Failure Of Leadership - A Broken Middle East, Timothy P. O'Brien Jan 2016

Woodrow Wilson: A Failure Of Leadership - A Broken Middle East, Timothy P. O'Brien

Faculty Publications and Presentations

President Woodrow Wilson failed to engage and lead the Great Powers at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, thereby missing the opportunity to influence and shape the eventual outcomes of their far-reaching policy decisions. Had he been more effective there, many of the dysfunctions in the Middle East may well not exist today.


Robert D. Kaplan: Asia's Cauldron, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2016

Robert D. Kaplan: Asia's Cauldron, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Joseph Nye, Jr.: Understanding Global Conflict And Cooperation, 10th Ed., Steven Samson Jan 2016

Joseph Nye, Jr.: Understanding Global Conflict And Cooperation, 10th Ed., Steven Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Michael Pillsbury: The Hundred-Year Marathon Study Guide, Steven Samson Jan 2016

Michael Pillsbury: The Hundred-Year Marathon Study Guide, Steven Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

This is a study guide for the courses of Dr. Steven Alan Samson.


Using A Forensic Light Source To Visualize Permanent Marker Ink After The Ink Has Been Removed, Jonathan Pelletier Jan 2016

Using A Forensic Light Source To Visualize Permanent Marker Ink After The Ink Has Been Removed, Jonathan Pelletier

Faculty Publications and Presentations

A forensic light source (FLS) was used to visually detect permanent marker ink that had been removed.


Repeating History: The Ineffectiveness Of The 1973 War Powers Resolution, Kaitlyn N. Schiess Jan 2016

Repeating History: The Ineffectiveness Of The 1973 War Powers Resolution, Kaitlyn N. Schiess

Senior Honors Theses

Reluctant students often criticize the study of history as irrelevant to the present day.

In the case of one important and controversial piece of legislation, nothing could be farther from the truth. The 1973 War Powers Resolution (WPR), which places limits on presidential power to deploy troops in combat situations, has ample application to the political functioning of the United States today. Thus, investigating and studying the resolution remains relevant and important today. The WPR became law in 1973, overcoming a predictable veto by President Nixon. The legislation has consistently been a flashpoint for political controversy – eliciting criticism by both ...


In Search Of Peace: Restructuring The Us-Iran Relationship In Light Of The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action, Samuel E. Winkler Oct 2015

In Search Of Peace: Restructuring The Us-Iran Relationship In Light Of The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action, Samuel E. Winkler

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis attempts to ask how the United States should conduct foreign policy towards Iran given the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), agreed to on 14 June 2015. The 2015 JCPOA initiated a drastic shift in US foreign policy toward Iran. It is now up to US policy makers to craft a coherent Iran foreign policy moving forward from the agreement. In order to accomplish this, the vitriolic relationship between Iran and the United States, which contains two concurrent narratives, must be examined. The dual narratives are the history of the successive US Presidential administrations’ relations with Iran, and ...


Global Governance: The Ideological Kenosis Of The West, Steven Samson Sep 2015

Global Governance: The Ideological Kenosis Of The West, Steven Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Erik Von Kuehnelt-Leddihn: The Problems Of A Successful American Foreign Policy Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Sep 2015

Erik Von Kuehnelt-Leddihn: The Problems Of A Successful American Foreign Policy Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Aaron Wildavsky: The Rise Of Radical Egalitarianism Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Aug 2015

Aaron Wildavsky: The Rise Of Radical Egalitarianism Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Gustavo GutiéRrez – Liberation Theology & Marxism, Todd Cameron Swathwood Jr Jul 2015

Gustavo GutiéRrez – Liberation Theology & Marxism, Todd Cameron Swathwood Jr

The Kabod

Since 1968, liberation theology has emerged as a prominent feature of religion and politics, particularly in South America. Originally stemming from the writings of Peruvian priest Gustavo Gutiérrez, this at-once theological and overtly political ideology decries the institutionalized violence of the world’s capitalist society on the poor and oppressed, and argues that God is particularly concerned with the plight of the suffering masses. Christians should therefore make assistance of these poor souls their highest priority, and advocate for any and all methods of alleviating suffering, especially those that work from the premise that society must be toppled and ...


Vishal Mangalwadi: The Book That Made Your World Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson Jan 2015

Vishal Mangalwadi: The Book That Made Your World Study Guide, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Friedrich A. Hayek: The Road To Serfdom Condensed Version Study Guide, 2009, Steven Alan Samson Aug 2014

Friedrich A. Hayek: The Road To Serfdom Condensed Version Study Guide, 2009, Steven Alan Samson

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Post-Conflict Reconstruction Lessons In Technology, Kevin Wheeler Apr 2014

Post-Conflict Reconstruction Lessons In Technology, Kevin Wheeler

Senior Honors Theses

The United States of America has accomplished some advanced technological and developmental achievements recently. However, in order to better its abilities to reconstruct and stabilize nations in the future it must utilize the lessons it has learned from the past as well as these technological advancements. From both Africa and the Middle East, the United States has learned some valuable lessons in helping nations rebuild in the face of danger. Currently, the United States can use internet technologies to better educate those who would want to reconstruct their own nations as a united people group with as little foreign interference ...


The Role Of The Federal Government Regarding Regulation In The Entertainment Industry, Christian S. Hamilton Apr 2014

The Role Of The Federal Government Regarding Regulation In The Entertainment Industry, Christian S. Hamilton

Senior Honors Theses

The purpose of this study is to identify the function of the federal government in regard to the various facets of the entertainment industry, including, but not limited to, the film, video games, and pornography industries. Does the United States government have the constitutional authority to regulate all forms of entertainment? If not, is it the Church’s duty to regulate the entertainment industry? How might this occur? In order to answer these questions, extensive research of secondary sources was conducted that explained of the government’s limitations via the First Amendment, as well as the entertainment industry’s effects ...


An Unexpected Threat: How A Short Stretch Of The Northern New York Border With Canada Could Provide A New Avenue For Terrorist Attacks, Zachary Myers Apr 2014

An Unexpected Threat: How A Short Stretch Of The Northern New York Border With Canada Could Provide A New Avenue For Terrorist Attacks, Zachary Myers

Senior Honors Theses

Al Qaeda and many other terrorist groups have openly stated their intentions to acquire and use some form of nuclear device in an attack on the United States. As many recent terrorist attacks have demonstrated, terrorists will attempt to exploit any weakness in the line of defense in order to execute their stated intentions. The northern border area on and around the Saint Regis Mohawk Reservation in Northeastern New York and Canada has been an ongoing smuggling conduit and national security vulnerability. This paper will examine how this area could be exploited in order to smuggle a type of nuclear ...


The Pivot To Asia: South Korea As A Strategic Partner For U.S. Foreign Policy In Asia, Rachel M. Hale Apr 2014

The Pivot To Asia: South Korea As A Strategic Partner For U.S. Foreign Policy In Asia, Rachel M. Hale

Senior Honors Theses

The relationship between the United States and the Republic of South Korea requires reexamination due to the recent U.S. foreign policy shift from the Middle East to the Asia-Pacific region. The nature of the relationship has altered considerably over the past 70 years. South Korea is a leading country in East Asia, and a strengthened partnership could have many benefits for the United States. South Korea tends to be overlooked in foreign policy discussions because of the security concerns posed by North Korea; but South Korea possesses many qualities which could be utilized to the advantage of U.S ...