November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #3 RLE – article by the New York Times on the use of analogies in history

Article: https://www.nytimes.com/1999/04/18/opinion/war-and-analogy.html The New York Times opinion article “War and Analogy” discusses how different U.S leaders used different analogies to described the situation in Kosovo in the late 1990’s. The op-ed also notes that the politicians used the analogies to argue for a particular kind of response by the United States Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #1 RLE – Vietnam War photo

The Pulitzer prize-winning photo depicts the execution of a Vietcong spy in Saigon during the Vietnam War. This article provides additional information on the photo: http://100photos.time.com/photos/eddie-adams-saigon-execution The photo played a huge role in U.S. politics at the time and was one of a few powerful photos that influenced public perception of Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #6 RLE – beauty and self-portrait

Torstein Lerhol, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy, had a set of photos taken to highlight the cultural obsession with beauty. This article provides some additional information on Lerhol including his political aspirations: http://www.nordiclabourjournal.org/i-fokus/in-focus-2019/inclusion/article.2019-05-24.9441024030 There are a number of different areas of certainty that could be explored in this RLE: The Read more…