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posted by June 18 at 8:50 AMon
posted by news intern Chris Kissel
This land is your land: Israel says it would consider giving disputed area to Lebanon.
This land is my land: Number of individuals arrested and prosecuted for crossing the U.S.-Mexico border skyrockets.
This land was made for you and me: Hamas brokers Gaza cease-fire with Israel.
The international peace organization strikes back: 23 Taliban fighters killed during NATO/Afghani offensive in Afghanistan.
Only a drill: Bush asks Congress to end ban on offshore oil drilling.
Redefined: Michelle Obama battles image of herself as an angry, whitey-hating black separatist who hasn’t ever been proud of her country.
Word: Huckabee defends Obama, celebrates America’s “landmark achievement.”
Somebody call an exorcist: Clay Bennett is “a man possessed” by a lot of confusing-ass contradictions, City argues.
And then: Sonics jump on City’s expert witness.
Blowing up: City worries about coming up with government services to match unprecedented growth.
The best of the 2007-2008 school year, continued:
From “The Abandonment of the Ideal in The Red and the Black,” by Chris Kissel. October 31, 2007.
The author demonstrates his frustration with French society in the post-Revolutionary period through the life and death of Julien Sorel. In Julien, Stendhal creates a character with the prospect of achieving something outstanding in fulfillment of a dream that could only be realized from a liberal viewpoint. The process of realizing this dream is hindered, however, by a French high society that propagates ignorance and values lineage over merit. Throughout the novel, Stendhal expresses his frustration with the unjust structure of French society, the power of public opinion, and the inauthentic individuals who are slaves to both.