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Anne Hulthen

Digital History - 0 views

    • Anne Hulthen
      What was the burden of proof previous? Multiple witnesses, artifacts? It seems like witchcraft is so incorporeal an activity and crime that it would be difficult, if not impossible to prove. Was that the point?
  • The Salem witch scare had complex social roots. It drew upon preexisting rivalries and disputes within the rapidly-growing Massachusetts port town: between urban and rural residents; between wealthier commercially-oriented merchants and subsistence-oriented farmers; and between Congregationalists and other religious denominations: Anglicans, Baptists, and Quakers.
    • Anne Hulthen
      I think in many ways the red scare too was caused by a tension between the new glorified culture "Hollywood" and the old, less taboo culture. The freedom and easiness of the Hollywood life terrified many of the leading politicians who still placed the same value on patriotism, nationalism, and conservative traditions, ideas that the Hollywood and artistic society of the 1950s scoffed at.
  • salem" means peace, and the town's founders had hoped that Salem would be a village of peace. Further, they had drawn the word salem from Jerusalem,
    • Anne Hulthen
      This is similar in many ways to the puritan dream in general, that of creating a Mecca, a new holy land drawing the devout to live together in harmony. However religious fervor, however well intentioned has the tendency to create an atmosphere of intolerance.
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  • hoping that this new village would serve as a foundation for a new Jerusalem.
  • "In the depths of every heart, there is a tomb and dungeon, though the lights, the music, the revelry above us may lead us to forget their existence, and the...prisoners whom they hide."
  • The New Englanders are a people of God settled in those, which were once the devil's territories.
  • The devil is now making one attempt more upon us; an attempt more difficult, more surprising, more snarled with unintelligible circumstances than any that we have hitherto encountered; an attempt so critical, that if we get well through, we shall soon enjoy halcyon days, with all the vultures of hell trodden under our feet. He has wanted his incarnate legions to persecute us, as the people of God have in the other hemisphere been persecuted;
  • An army of devils is horribly broke in upon the place which is the center, and after a sort, the firstborn of our English settlements.
  • just suspicion that the demons might impose the shapes of innocent persons in their spectral exhibitions upon the sufferers
  • yea that at prodigious witch meetings the wretches have proceeded so far as to concert and consult the methods of rooting out the Christian religion from this country, and setting up instead of it perhaps a more gross diabolism than ever the world saw before. And yet it will be a thing little short of miracle if, in so spread a business as this, the devil should not get in some of his juggles to confound the discovery of the rest.
Anne Hulthen

Nature: Introduction - 0 views

  • Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies, histories, and criticism. The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes.
    • Anne Hulthen
      This is the same argument that we have all been having for centuries. What is originality? Are we just reusing the same ideas as our forefathers? Honestly I think the society goes through these perpetual cycles of reuse, even as we progress. Its simply a part of human life. But perhaps that's why we need thinkers like the transcendentalists. To challenge our reliance on the ideas of the previous generation.
  • He acts it as life, before he apprehends it as truth.
  • But to a sound judgment, the most abstract truth is the most practical.
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  • Nature and the Soul
  • essences unchanged by man; space, the air, the river, the leaf.
Anne Hulthen

Chapter I. Nature - 0 views

  • The greatest delight which the fields and woods minister, is the suggestion of an occult relation between man and the vegetable.
    • Anne Hulthen
      As though every living organism is part of the same essential life force. Its very simple in its conjucture, put still profound. Like a child's truth that the world forgets as it grows.
  • For, nature is not always tricked in holiday attire, but the same scene which yesterday breathed perfume and glittered as for the frolic of the nymphs, is overspread with melancholy today.
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Thoreau's Civil Disobedience - 1 - 0 views

  • He who gives himself entirely to his fellow-men appears to them useless and selfish;
    • Anne Hulthen
      This is kind of like Jimmy Carter, How sometimes the best person doesn't make the best president, because they lack the ability to persuade the caucus or play the politician.
  • All machines have their friction; and possibly this does enough good to counterbalance the evil. At any rate, it is a great evil to make a stir about it. But when the friction comes to have its machine, and oppression and robbery are organized, I say, let us not have such a machine any longer. 
  • "This principle being admitted, the justice of every particular case of resistance is reduced to a computation of the quantity of the danger and grievance on the one side, and of the probability and expense of redressing it on the other."(
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  • there be some absolute goodness somewhere; for that will leaven the whole lump.(15) There are thousands who are in opinion opposed to slavery and to the war, who yet in effect do nothing to put an end to them; who, esteeming themselves children of Washington and Franklin, sit down with their hands in their pockets, and say that they know not what to do,
  •  It is not so important that many should be as good as you, as that
  • Practically speaking, the opponents to a reform in Massachusetts are not a hundred thousand politicians at the South, but a hundred thousand merchants and farmers here, who are more interested in commerce and agriculture than they are in humanity, and are not prepared to do justice to the slave and to Mexico, cost what it may.
  •   All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it.
  • There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men. When the majority shall at length vote for the abolition of slavery, it will be because they are indifferent to slavery, or because there is but little slavery left to be abolished by their vote. They will then be the only slaves.
  • "I should like to have them order me out to help put down an insurrection of the slaves, or to march to Mexico; — see if I would go";
  • ow many men are there to a square thousand miles in this country? Hardly one. Does not America offer any inducement for men to settle here? The American has dwindled into an Odd Fellow (17) — one who may be known by the development of his organ of gregariousness, and a manifest lack of intellect and cheerful self-reliance; whose first and chief concern,
  • and yet these very men have each, directly by their allegiance, and so indirectly, at least, by their money, furnished a substitute
Anne Hulthen

How JFK Fathered The Modern Presidential Campaign : NPR - 0 views

  • "In 1960, when he ran for the presidency, first of all, if he won, he was going to be the youngest man ever elected to the White House," Dallek says. "Secondly, he was going to be the first Catholic, so there was something fresh and new, and this is what he spun out in the campaign. He called his potential administration the 'new frontier,' and he said the torch was being passed to a new generation."
    • Anne Hulthen
      Novelty. The media loves an underdog and Kennedy used this to his advantage. His Youth and "Catholicism" also played in to the imaginations of Americans. Did they want to see themselves as different and unique, American culture as accepting and permissive? Did this reflect American values or is it merely the novelty?
  • energetic
    • Anne Hulthen
      Energy!! This is a big part of the 1960s culture. We were just beginning to enter the age of idealization of American culture. Specifically ambition, intelligence, culture, worldliness and glamour that defined the American dreams of the 1960s. This was a lot different than the 50s which favored conformity and the status quo rather than striving to achieve greatness. Kennedy represented the youthful energy that flowed through the air during the 60s.
  • But when you toss in the rise of television and the way Kennedy harnessed the new medium's power
    • Anne Hulthen
      One of the first uses of mass media. However's Kennedy's use of this medium reflects the Kennedy's campaigns strategy of Youth and being in touch with the Youth generation. Almost like Obama. This also reflects the 60s which was really the age of Youth and Newness.
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  • when Kennedy came across as presidential
  • who was witty, charming, handsome
  • Filmmaker Robert Drew was given up-close access to Kennedy in Wisconsin to produce a documentary
  • JFK also tapped into popular culture to appeal to voters. His ads moved beyond the stodginess of past campaigns. There was no bigger star than Frank Sinatra, who reworked one of his big hits into a JFK jingle:
    • Anne Hulthen
      Pop culture. This was another big thing in the late 50s, early 60s, the development of pocket change and rapid consumption of culture as a commodity. Perhaps JFK's biggest achievement in his presidential campaign was treating his presidency as a commodity, something he needed to commercialize and sell to the American people. Hence Frank Sinatra, a marketable aspect.
  • "They understood that when you run a campaign like this," Dallek says, "you not only have to present yourself as attractive, appealing, effective, promising, but you also have to show that your opponent has terrible weaknesses, things that you wouldn't want to see in the White House."
  • The Kennedy campaign also featured a strong outreach to Hispanic voters, presenting an ad with the candidate's wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, speaking in Spanish.
    • Anne Hulthen
      He really courted all demographics of the American population.
Anne Hulthen

John F. Kennedy and the Press - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum - 0 views

  • The public loved John F. Kennedy's press conferences, although some of his advisors worried about the risk of mistakes by the president and others thought the press showed insufficient respect for the dignity of his office
    • Anne Hulthen
      He's making himself not only seem more relatable but more attainable as though we, ourselves, could become friends with the president. As if we were of his same class and he was speaking to us. Given the aspirational nature of late 50s/ early 60s society, it makes sense that this would be a greatly affective strategy. He was also making himself not only a public figure, but a celebrity. Seen on the screen nearly as often as Cary Grant or Humphrey Bogart.
  • 65 million people
    • Anne Hulthen
      Here is the example of celebrity and glamour. By presenting himself to the public on his own terms, he therebye marketed himself to them and chose how he would portray himself instead of the media. 18 million watched him on average which is an incredible number. He had some draw that pulled them in, a quintessential thing that made everyone relate to him. Hope? Idealism? Can you commercialize these? Can intangible ideas be marketed?
  • even though we disapprove, there isn't any doubt that we could not
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  • President Kennedy helped to significantly enlarge the role of television as a news medium,
  • but he continued to be a voracious consumer of print journalism
  • Oh, yes. No, no, I think it is invaluable, even though it may cause you—it is never pleasant to be reading things that are not agreeable news, but I would say that it is an invaluable arm of the presidency, as a check really on what is going on in the administration, and more things come to my attention that cause me concern or give me information.
    • Anne Hulthen
      Appears educated and Sophisticated. Perhaps this was another aspect of the Kennedy appeal. Sophistication and Education were really two ideals of modern American life during the 1960s. The whole Kennedy family had this air of sophistication which captured the whole of America. They had this image of royalty. In the 60s, we see the image of the sophisticated family, who all read and discussed politics. America was changing it's image from vulgar to glamorous, Seeking to aquire a culture that the rest of the world always seemed to think we lacked. Kennedy played into our own ego's by presenting himself as a man of the world, ready to promote American intelligence and competence at home and abroad. His wife, Jackie, who spoke French and Spanish, added to this air of worldly appeal.
Anne Hulthen

The New York Times Upfront | The news magazine for high school - 2 views

  • He invited photographers into the White House to take candid photos of him and his family, helping to create the Kennedys' Hollywood-like mystique
    • Anne Hulthen
      My question is answered. These candid photos of the perfect American family surely garnered him support. Did the attractiveness of his family help him? Most likely the people were just as intrigued by the image of upper class eastern life that the Kennedys presented, with it's fashion, athleticism, education, all resources which were starting to become increasingly valuable with the mass market.
  • Kennedy's ads presented him as ready to lead during a time of great tension in the world, highlighted his commitment to create jobs and equal opportunities for all Americans, and questioned whether Nixon was exaggerating his experience.
  • "Television is all about image, not substance,"
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  • "He looked sick, but also a little unsure," Albert W. Upton, who had been Nixon's drama coach at Whittier College, told The New York Times. And Nixon's former law partner, Thomas Bewley, said, "Dick just didn't look good. His...clothes were wrong. He didn't have the old spirit."
    • Anne Hulthen
      Style over substance in the Mass Media. The Kennedys were always avid presenters, able to make others view them in the best light possible. They carefully crafted their image to conform to the American ideal.
  • the tanned, photogenic Democratic candidate for President
    • Anne Hulthen
      A lot of these articles mention Kennedy's physical attractiveness. Did that add to his appeal? Perhaps it gave him additional celebrity and helped to make him a public figure, beloved by the people. Did the Media's coverage of him help in this respect? Did the images presented of him always show him at his best? Perhaps he new how to use his handsomeness and the press to his advantage as he knew he would appear to advantage in photos and on television.
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The Responses to 'Why I Refuse to Vote for Barack Obama' - Conor Friedersdorf - The Atl... - 0 views

    "The Responses to 'Why I Refuse to Vote for Barack Obama'"
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Correspondence and collusion between the New York Times and the CIA | Glenn Greenwald |... - 0 views

    "Correspondence and collusion between the New York Times and the CIA Mark Mazzetti's emails with the CIA expose the degradation of journalism that has lost the imperative to be a check to power"
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