Essay Topic 1
Define and discuss the terms the Left, the Right, fiscal conservatism, liberalism and conservatism. How do Mamet's definitions of these terms relate to dictionary definitions?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the 2008 U.S. Presidential election through the scope of Mamet's views. What did Mamet oppose in the Obama campaign and why?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the book "White Guilt" by Shelby Steele. What political and social viewpoints does the book present? How did it influence Mamet?
Essay Topic 4
Describe the book "Lost Horizon" and the correlation between the protagonist and liberal youth today. Why does Mamet compare the two?
Essay Topic 5
Describe and discuss the work of Franklin D. Roosevelt. How does Mamet equate Roosevelt's successes as the successes of big government?
Essay Topic 6
Describe and discuss Chicago's political history and the NAACP. What politicians brought about the reputation for crooked politics in Chicago?
Essay Topic 7
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