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Military Forces: What are they good for?

Military Forces: What are they good for?

Almost all governments spend a lot of money to raise and maintain armed forces (and those that don’t, have police forces that look and act like soldiers).  Historically, armed forces have been cast in the role of deterring wars… or fighting and winning...

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The Units and Elements of a Page-Turning Novel

The Units and Elements of a Page-Turning Novel

The ultimate dream of every writer is to keep readers way past their bedtime with a page-turning book. However, writing processes are never easy. You must take note of all the dos and don'ts for you to achieve and come up with a successful one. If you desire to know...

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Top Secrets to Writing Better Trilogies

Top Secrets to Writing Better Trilogies

Top Secrets to Writing Better Trilogies If you notice, there is a trend going on of book adaptations; trilogies are thriving. There is an amazing reason why trilogies are popular. Apart from the fact that the trilogy gives you extended stories, trilogies also provide...

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Guns and the American People

“Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.” We hear this a lot from the right side of the political spectrum. “It’s too easy to get a gun and too easy to kill with it,” the left responds. The extreme view of gun owners is that any limitations on their right to own a...

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Turning Stories into Novels

Turning Stories into Novels

All great writers are good storytellers. Not all good storytellers are great writers. How does a writer go from merely telling stories to writing novels with substance; books that leave the reader with something important to think about? In other words, how can we use...

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Terrorism…From the Sea

Terrorism…From the Sea

Maritime terrorism is difficult to pull off. Attacking targets at sea - or using the sea to access a coastal target - requires special skills and logistics that most terrorists do not have. But some do, and others can learn. The sea connects more than two hundred...

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Living the Terrorist Dream

Living the Terrorist Dream Hitler had one. Mussolini had one. Jefferson Davis’s Confederacy had one. Osama bin Ladin had one. Now the American right wing has one – a dream that will never come true. Tragically, these and other historical actors have left for the rest...

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“Lovemarks” in Literature

The term “literature” covers a lot of ground.  Ordinarily, literature is thought to be writing that has appealed to a large number of readers over a long period of time.  So-called “classic” literature is sometimes measured according to four criteria: solid plot,...

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What Drives Terrorism?

What Drives Terrorism?

What Drives Terrorism?  There have been countless terrorist attacks all over the world for years. Terror attacks have a long history and are still a current threat. In a span of one year, one cannot count how many terror incidents have occurred. The use of violence,...

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