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 #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…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #5 RLE – Maus (WWII graphic novel)

Article” Why ‘Maus’ remains ‘the greatest graphic novel ever written,’ 30 years later. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2016/08/11/why-maus-remains-the-greatest-graphic-novel-ever-written-30-years-later/ Art Spiegelman’s WWII graphic novel Maus is important not just for its depiction of the Holocaust but also for the impact it had on views of graphic novels. Previous to Maus, graphic novels were often viewed as Read more…

November 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #6 RLE – hockey riots in Vancouver

Article: Riots erupt in Vancouver after Canucks loss “Riot police fired tear gas, pepper spray and flash bombs in downtown Vancouver Wednesday night to try to disperse angry rioters who set cars on fire, looted stores and taunted police officers after the Canucks’ 4-0 Stanley Cup final loss to the Boston Bruins. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/riots-erupt-in-vancouver-after-canucks-loss-1.993707 In the aftermath Read more…