The Deeper Meaning of Liff is one of the less known works of a famous humoristic sci-fi author, the creator of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In this work he enters an unusual area of dictionary compiling, although this is a very specific dictionary. As he himself states, there are a lot of things, ideas, concepts and experiences in this world, which do not have any specific words denoting them; and there are thousands of words that do nothing but wasting their time on signposts and pointing at places. This means that, naturally, both oversights could and should be rectified.
The Clash of Civilizations is a magnum opus of a prominent American political scientist Samuel Huntington, known for his specific views on the new world order that is sure to emerge in the post-Cold War era. In this book he expresses most of his views concerning this subject.
The issue of gun control is one of the most controversial questions of our time with both sides of the discussion having wide-ranging support. So, what are the arguments for it?
It is generally considered to be “more” moral to love and care for the others, than to love and care for oneself; a person is supposed to be putting the interests of others above his own for the sake of the humankind’s prosperity or something like that. However, is it logical?
A lot of students complain that throughout their study at school and college they haven’t learnt the thing they were supposed to be doing all that time, namely – studying. And it is sad to admit, but to a certain degree it is true – educational institutions deal with a lot of subjects, but they rarely manage to teach this one thing. Thus, a student has to help himself on his own.
Fascism and communism are often described as diametrically opposite political systems and ideologies – extreme right and extreme left. However, there is also another point of view, according to which they both should be referred to as subtypes of one system, namely, totalitarianism. I support the latter point of view for a number of reasons.
The 20th century was the century of many changes: in the picture of the world, in the lifestyle, in the structure of society. A lot of forecasts made in its beginning turned out to be ridiculously wrong and even more things that hadn’t been expected by anyone happened. One of the changes that are particularly characteristic of the 20th century, the one that turned into a kind of symbol in its own right is the appearance of an automobile.
The 20th century became a century of revolutions, not only in political, but also in scientific sense. There hardly were any other epochs that witnessed so fast progress in all spheres of science; but today the most important of them is undoubtedly the computer, or information revolution. Let us consider what led to the appearance of computers in their modern meaning.
Modern society seems to be somewhat hysterical in what concerns the issue of teenage pregnancy. The reason for it, as I suppose, is that most people subconsciously feel why it has become a problem, but it is considered inappropriate to state the truth, because it stands in opposition to commonly accepted ideals. However, the truth is as follows: the cause of teenage pregnancy is the gap between the rights and duties, or, more exactly, between the time a person is considered to have rights and the time when he or she is considered to have duties.
Anne of Green Gables is the first novel in Anne Series, the main work of a Canadian writer Lucy Maud Montgomery, which is devoted to the description of life of Anne Shirley, a young orphan living somewhere in Canadian countryside beginning with her childhood and adoption. At the first glance these texts may seem extremely plain and commonplace – a bildungsroman, difficult, but interesting childhood, what the person understood, what the person learnt, etc., etc. But after a while you start to notice something unusual about the book, something rather appealing, although it is hard to say what it is exactly.