Thoreau and Thoreauvian Thought in ‘The Simpsons’

His radical non-conformist and individualistic life-style and his writings were considered eccentric, unrealistic and unproductive in a society that valued success, materialism, and expansion. By Dr. Günter Beck Historian, American Studies University of Augsberg Introduction Henry David Thoreau did for a long time not rank among the important figures in American intellectual life – neither[…]

Florence Nightingale and the Crimean War

Reviewing the Crimean War and the role Florence Nightingale had in highlighting the plight of the soldiers. Introduction On 28 March 1854 Britain and France declared war on Russia, and for the next two years British, French, Sardinian, and Turkish troops fought against Russians in the Crimean War. The loss of life in the war[…]