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  1. Apr 2019
    1. In the early months of 1951, public declarations from Dwight D. Eisenhower and other American military brass followed, to the effect of there being 'a real difference between the German soldier and Hitler and his criminal group.'[11]

      The thinking was that the troops and the leader needed to be alienated from one another, and therefore, the troops needn't be brought to trial and would be integrated back into society? In other words, force apologies between the citizenry and the troops? Move on...

  2. Apr 2018
    1. The strength of agenda setting lies in its power to offer a compelling explanation of issues important to society and to predict the issues salient to those with similar media exposure.

      The power of agenda setting theory lies in its power to make issues important and explain those issues for whichever agenda benefits them and/or their viewers most.

    2. suggesting that the media does not tell the audience what to think, but rather what to think about.

      What to think >>> What to think about

      How is this different?

    3. 100

      Small sample?

    4. determining topic significance by the amount of media coverage

      Hmm... Is what is popular in the media also what is important?

    5. Agenda setting changed the attention from what to “how” media effects work at institutional and macro-social level.

      What > How

      What are you doing > How are you doing it?

    1. For one, it matters a lot less than you might think (giving Mrs. Clinton an additional 20-point shift among Hispanic voters will boost her national vote share by just two points)

      How does this matter? 2% change, especially paired with other variable findings, can sway majority opinion.

    2. caveat

      Lots of uncertainty and variables in polling

    1. It's an essential tool for the government and the politicians

      But who does it actually benefit?

    2. public's unwillingness to take part in what used to be considered a civic duty

      Is it your civic duty to tell others your opinions?

    3. Polls "give the public an independent voice that's not generally present" otherwise in politics and political news coverage, Traugott said. But he says the recent errors, and a steep decline in the number of people responding to opinion surveys, is "a worrisome trend because one of the main claims of polling is that it represents the people's views."

      Why does it matter what other people think in order for someone else to formulate an opinion?

      Ethos/Pathos/Logos - What role does mass mentality have? Eg, If a tweet has thousands of retweets, are you more likely to believe that person is credible?

    4. polling is a very important element of democracy

      Is it? Why?

  3. Sep 2016
    1. I go to the cou

      Only links are inbound links and there is only one space for it. Though it does break up the article, I wonder how effective this method of offering links is compared to the Scientific American article where specific words or phrases are linked.

    2. Sharing

      Share buttons are less intrusive than the Scientific American article but still serve their purpose and are where you would expect them to be.

    3. Her new book, Salmon, A Scientific Memoir, is being released this month.

      Not even a hyperlink for the author to help market her own books. I also didn't notice a profile page for the author.

      I think this is a very conscious decision for the publication. Most writers online tend to not get paid unless they are directly employed by the publication as a writer. However what they do get paid in is credible linkbacks to their sites and social media, like it was done for the author in the Scientific American article.

      I wonder what their decision was to do this and if it has to do with the fact that the Nautil.us article is a physical publication as well as a digital, and the Scientific American article, at least the one we read, isn't a physical publication.

    4. Reference

      No references listed in the Scientific American article like there is here. Makes it more credible.

  4. Aug 2016
    1. war
    2. The land was ours before we were the land’s

      This sounds a bit like Manifest Destiny: https://www.loc.gov/resource/ppmsca.09855/

    3. The Gift Outright

      Robert Frost Reading "The Gift Outright" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i_Ajyek2YA

    4. Billy Collins was the 11th Poet Laureate Consultant
    5. The Gift Outright

      Originally he was going to read a poem he wrote called "Dedication," but due to the glare from sunlight bouncing off the snow, Frost couldn't read the words on his page, since he didn't have it memorized. Instead, he recited "The Gift Outright" from memory.

      Original poem here: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=mcc&fileName=088/page.db&recNum=0

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XInL2u0DP88

    6. The Gift Outright

      Hand written version at the Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/tri050.html

    7. Robert Frost

      Robert Frost was the Poet Consultant (before there were Poet Lauretes) at the Library of Congress between 1958-1959).

      https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/frost/

  5. Jun 2016
    1. Escape kits

      Why would someone want to use an Escape Kit? From what country did these originate?

      There are swastikas in the background, are they in an enemy camp? What battle was this from?

  6. www.loc.gov www.loc.gov
    1. Teachers

      The Library of Congress Teachers page contains primary source sets, lesson plans, and other classroom materials for teachers to easily implement LOC resources.