The Odds were Never in Their Favor – ISA and RSA in The Hunger Games
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The Odds were Never in Their Favor – ISA and RSA in The Hunger Games

In the movie The Hunger Games, Panem is divided among twelve (formerly thirteen) “districts,” with the Capitol being the metropolis, the center of political power and economic exuberance. The annual Hunger Games is supposedly held in commemoration and as a consequence for the rebellion of the districts sometime in the past. Two representatives from each … Continue reading

The Clash of Ideas in Iron Man 3
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The Clash of Ideas in Iron Man 3

This essay explores the thematic portrayal of Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations” in American national security as featured in Iron Man 3. Spoilers follow. The Clash of Civilizations Samuel Huntington describes post-Cold War global conflict as a “Clash of Civilizations.” He theorized that conflicts in the post-Cold War world happen between groups with cultural or religious differences both within … Continue reading