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The paper discusses Klosterman's contention that the United States has reached a point where the possibility of a revolution is nil; Americans are so complacent that they would only address their dissatisfactions and annoyances through their blogs. The paper asserts that Klosterman is successful in conveying his opinion and beliefs regarding people's yearning for a revolution, however, his argument is based on a prejudiced view of the attitude and behavior of Americans toward revolution. The paper criticizes both the article's negative tone and the biased views.
From the Paper:"After stating his opinion and setting the tone of the article, Klosterman moves on to give concrete examples of how a revolution could affect people's lives. The examples he gives were simple, examples that people can relate to. His examples were also quite vivid, saying that he does not want helicopters landing on the roof of his apartment building. Through this example, Klosterman succeeds in establishing a connection with his readers by way of something that they can relate to on an emotional level.
"However, Klosterman bases his argument on a prejudiced view of the attitude and behavior of Americans toward revolution. This is also the main point that renders vulnerability to the credibility of Klosterman's article. The author based his arguments in his belief that Americans have grown to be too complacent that the best they could do about their dissatisfactions and annoyances is to write it in their blogs. I believe this argument can be easily criticized by saying that not all Americans are complacent, that there are still those who bother to take action. However, this belief could also ring true among those who are disgruntled with the way things are and yet prefer to do nothing about it because they can still find things to be happy about. This same belief could also awaken those who have grown complacent to do something about the very things that they complain about."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Klosterman, C. October 10, 2007. "You Say You Want a Revolution." Esquire website. Available at: http://www.esquire.com/features/ESQ0107revolution.
Cite this Article Review:
"You Say You Want a Revolution" by Chuck Klosterman (2012, February 10) Retrieved December 09, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/you-say-you-want-a-revolution-by-chuck-klosterman-150402/
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