“It is not possible for human beings as we know them to live off the land.”- Gene Rossellini. In a well-organized essay, support Rossellini’s view, then, take a position yourself discussing the extent to which you agree or disagree with his analysis. Remember that in an argumentative essay, you do not put down the other side, but instead support each side.
Introduction Paragraph–follow guidelines on the rubric, including author’s name and title of the book.
Body Paragraph 1- Provide text evidence (2) for Callarman’s or Rossellini’s point of view
Body Paragraph 2- Address your side, and support with text evidence (2)
Use of ethos, logos, and/or pathos
Conclusion Paragraph—addresses the “So What” question thoughtfully
“So What” Question:
What does the author want you to learn from this book?
What lessons can you apply to your life today?
fectiveness of military and development organisations. For example, the UN and several non-government organisations (NGOs) were involved in the conflict in Iraq from 2003 to 2010 and were identified with the occupying power, not as neutral humanitarian actors (Stoddard and Harmer, 2006). Thus, it could be suggested that Operation Iraqi Freedom saw pre-emptive, unilateral action on the behalf of the UN and some of its most powerful key members (the UK and the United States), that threatened the entire legitimacy of the UN and its Security Council (Glen, 2009). Hence, it appears that the UN is an example of an international order that exists to preserve the power and authority of the five key powers, rather than to represent the interests of more fragile nations and peoples. The Permanent 5 and other large states view the UN as a container for the expression of national interests (Clements, 2008). As such, this could be interpreted as a demonstration of the political theory of realism in action. Realist theory is underlined by three core ideas. These are survival, statism and self-help (Baylis et al., 2008). Survival is an important aspect of realism as realists believe that the global system is anarchic by nature and has no central authority; hence, the global stage is always characterised by battles for power by self-interested nation-states (Snyder, 2004). Nation-states play an important role in realist theory as the nation-state is viewed as the dominant actor in international politics (Snyder, 2004). Finally, self-help is another important aspect of realism as realists believe that nation-states can only rely on their own resources for survival. By acting in their own self-interest, nation-states can more effectively acquire power and are acting in the most rational and logical manner they possibly can (Morganthau, 2005). The reason for this is that from a classical realist perspective, nation-states are primarily motivated by ‘relative gains’ (Donnelly, 2000: 58). These are gains that increase the power, wealth, amount of land and utility of the nation. As such, through the application of classical realist theory, it can be concluded that all nation-states, including the permanent 5 members of the UN Security Council, are primarily motivated by a desire to further their self-interest. For this reason, nation-states struggle to work together, explaining why the UN Security Council has a poor record when it comes to humanitarian intervention. In light of these points, it could be suggested that the workings of an international collaborate body such as the UN Security Council can be better understood in light of liberal political theory. This is because it is clear realism sees no role for an international body in world politics. Furthermore, liberal approaches to world politics find reasons for effective collaboration between nation-states and between nation-states, non-state actors and NGO>GET ANSWER