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There are several reasons why guns should be banned.
First and foremost, guns are a major cause of violent crime and death. In the United States alone, there are more than 30,000 gun-related deaths every year, and many more gun-related injuries. Guns are particularly deadly because they allow individuals to kill or injure others from a distance, without physically confronting them. This can lead to a cycle of violence that is difficult to break, as individuals may feel justified in using guns to protect themselves or seek revenge.
In addition, guns can be easily obtained by those who should not have them, such as children, criminals, and individuals with mental health issues. There are numerous stories of children finding guns in their homes and accidentally shooting themselves or others. Guns also enable criminals to commit violent crimes more easily, as they can use the threat of a gun to intimidate and control their victims. Similarly, individuals with mental health issues may be more prone to violence if they have access to guns.
Furthermore, the proliferation of guns in society can create a culture of fear and mistrust. When individuals feel like they need to carry a gun for protection, it can lead to a breakdown of community and a lack of trust in others. This can create a cycle of violence and retaliation, as individuals may feel like they need to protect themselves from potential threats.
There are also economic costs associated with gun violence. The medical costs of treating gun injuries and the loss of productivity due to death or disability can have a significant impact on society. In addition, the criminal justice system also incurs costs related to investigating and prosecuting gun crimes.
Overall, the evidence suggests that guns do more harm than good in society. While it is true that guns can be used for legitimate purposes, such as hunting or self-defense, the negative consequences far outweigh any potential benefits. Banning guns would likely lead to a reduction in violent crime and death, and create a safer and more trusting society.
Amusing the million : Coney Island at the turn of the century : Kasson, John F., 1944
It was one of the bestselling popular science books of 2005 in the UK, selling over 300,000 copies. There are positives that Coney Island had towards progressive culture from its previous straight-laced Victorian predecessor era, but that also doesn't mean some of its practices aren't wor I read this for a college course, and I found some of it informative and interesting. Through exploring Coney Island by looking at how and why the location was culturally relevant in its peak years, Kasson is able to weave an interesting array of societal questions within his book. Most people have heard of Coney Island, but I've never actually understood what made it so. Andersen wrote over 150 fairy-tales which have been translated into more than 100 languages. Barnum who was later joined by other artists who were attracted with the favorable culture of Coney Island.
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A short history of Coney Island, centering on how the parks created a new kind of leisure space for the growing industrialized working class a carnivalesque space bounded by place rather than time , and how such a place was immediately attacked by the middle class guardians of culture. They pondered the complexion of this emergent culture and wondered what rules and restraints would replace those which were being swept away. Coney Island ultimately precipitated a debate that has continued up to our own time over the role and significance of popular amusement in a democracy. Another college honors history book I had to read. Kasson might have talked more about Americans in the 1800s who didn't buy into the "Victorian" mindset, so that the book didn't present such a binary opposition of Victorian and Coney mentalities. It is especially readable as a result , and analytical. Resentfully,genteel spokesmen castigated the great industrialists as cultural barbarians, without education, refinement, responsibility, or restraint.
I'd recommend this work to anyone interested in the development of American consumerism, and also to those that find interest in shifting standards of propriety in the States. Coney thus offers a case study of the growing cultural revolt against genteel standards of taste and conduct that would swell to a climax in the 1920s. Learned a lot of interesting little details, and some big picture tidbits. Barnum learned to master the rhetoric of moral elevation, scientific instruction, and cultural refinement in presenting their attractions--from the Feejee Mermaid to the Swedish Nightingale, Jenny Lind. On New Year's eve, fireworks blasted even your starry skies.
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Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century by John F. Kasson
I can't say I agree with ALL of the author's conclusions, however there is no doubt the culture around Coney Island exemplified huge changes in the American psyche and attitudes. The economic boom came because the government conducted construction of interstate highways and schools. Changing economic and social conditions helped to create the basis of a new mass culture which would gradually emerge in the first decades of the twentieth century. Coney Island was a new History of Disneyland Disneyland is a place with a lot of wonderful stories. . Vigorous, violent sports such as prizefighting, earlier confined to gentlemen's clubs or working-class saloons, gained increased popular acceptance; and competitive athletics in general attracted large new followings both on college campuses and on professional playing fields. I took it with me on Christmas break and enjoyed considering it against a central question for me: is the entertaiment industry a distraction or can it be a central part of a meaningful human existence? Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods.
Comparison of experience in Coney Island and Cruise ship David explains his experience on cruise ship he boarded along with other passengers. Coney Island represented an act of social rebellion that birthed a dichotomy of how Americans view and use entertainment. The din of laughter, action, hustle, and crowds were all a part of the unrealness of the place. Kasson, is a book that presents the very cusp of modern social and economic culture pre WWI. Was Coney Island the instigator or the result? Unfortunately, on 15th December 1966 Walt Disney was passed away by lung cancer in Burbank, California. Most of these elites who went to Coney Island enhanced the development of the place.
Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century by John F. Kasson
Ultimately, the parks on Coney Island, while signalling a change were not revolutionary. That are Cultural and Education Parks; Outdoor Amusement Park; Theme Parks were generally family-oriented entertainment complexes that were built around a theme;Water Theme Parks. The fair created a vast expansion of technology and entertainment around America that can still be seen to-day at Walt Disney World. The premise features a strong hook. If you're looking for descriptions of the amusements at Coney Island, interesting incidents, or the general history, this is not your book.
These three booms set a perfect era for the creation of Disneyland. What were the inspirations for amusement parks and the societal pressures that lead to their development at the turn of the nineteenth century? These efforts finally born fruitin2005,when the park made a profit of 95700000HKD. Frederick Olmsted brought about the idea of Central Park as a concept of democratic recreation. But despite the nostalgia Coney Island arouses, the historical context in which it established its enduring national reputation remains neglected. Sometimes the problem with family vacation spots is not what are we going to do, but how are we going to do it all In Myrtle Beach, some of my favorite entertainment activities are Big Laughs Theatre Wild 4 Hypnosis Comedy Show. Even though it is now a thirty-plus year old book, it still is a worthwhile, even important read. In superb prose, he gives the reader a good feeling of the place, even as he outlines a critical take: Coney helped transform the nation towards a mainstream industrial economy.
Amusing the Million : Coney Island at the Turn of the Century Joh
In it, he explores time from the Big Summary : Double Star Crime Hunter Summary: Double star crime hunter Mizaistom had seen many strange cases but he had never investigated a bank heist where the robbers added 4,000,000 jenny to the vault. . And the movies in the space of a few years moved from penny arcades, billiard parlors, and crude storefront "nickelodeons" in working-class and immigrant neighborhoods to captivate an immense audience by the time of the First World War. Kasson's work is imaginative, well-written seriously: many historians get bogged down and lose track of the fundamentals in their published works, but Kasson ensures that every conclusive statement to each paragraph is a concise statement that brings together the preceding passage. The din of laughter, action, hustle, and crowds were all a part of the unrealness of the place. Their special distinctionlay in the new mechanical amusements and exotic settings they provided and the response these sparked among huge crowds of pleasure seekers.