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  1. Sounds like a great idea. Are you going to cover the White Backlash as the anti-desegregation movement, or the anti-war movement... or both?

    Probably just domestic issues like segregation, schooling, busing, work related discrimination etc. Its amazing how most Civil Rights monographs don't even pick up upon white resistance to enfranchising blacks and books that take a larger scope (America in the 60s etc.) only mention the 'White Backlash' in passing. There are only a handful of books that go into detail on postwar white working-class politics. Origins of the Urban Crisis, Behind The Backlash are probably the best I've found thus far. :)

  2. Haha, I thought some much needed compliments were in order if I was to get some assistance! :lol:

    Thanks for the suggestions Ruin. :thumbsup: I think I've settled on the 'White Backlash' as there is plenty of books in the University and a fair scope for debate and discussion. :) I have a feeling a lot of my course will be doing the Civil Rights and Black Power, so hopefully I'll be covering the other side of the coin in detail that most will neglect.

  3. Hola! :zorro:

    Frustratingly, I have to do a module on US history. I say frustratingly because I know nothing about US history. So I chose the Vietnam module without really thinking it through, I thought Full Metal Jacket and Apocalypse Now pretty much covered the Vietnam era, but surprisingly, they don't! :P

    The other bad part of the module is that we have to formulate our own assignment (2,500 words), which is particularly bad for me as I know nothing about the US in the 1960s. Understanding that gr.net houses some of the most talented, gifted and intellectual members of US society today, I thought it would be a good idea to ask on here about potential research topics. It can't be a massive project (like the entire Anti-war movement, for example) but it has to have a fair bit of debate surrounding it, something I can get my teeth into. I was looking along the lines of Pro Vietnam War protestors but there doesn't seem to be much literature on the subject, let alone debate.

    Any ideas? :)

    Thanks in advance! :thumbsup:

  4. Star Stories after the Cruise one did become crap thats for sure. Take That & Cruise episodes were the strongest ones.

    Saxondale, ah, now thats one has people split in two. I love it personally, subtle humor in places which works great. Others don't see that and think it should be Allan Partridge belly laughs, which it isn't and turn it off.

    I love the slow burning anger management side, mixed with the oldskool rocker slang to keep in with the kids.

    Also ... Avey, isnt that hijacking a thread??? :P:D

    Heh, I do what I want round here. :ph34r:

    I see a lot of Partridge in the program, or maybe its just Coogan's way of playing both characters? His exaggerated body and facial movements plus the way he overuses the English language come to mind. But I agree, the lol moments of Partridge (mainly the one liners like Cashback) are absent, but that could well be intentional.

    Ah, remember the good 'ol days: new episodes of The Office and Alan Partridge on BBC2 midweek followed by Phoenix Nights on a Friday. ^_^

  5. It certainly isn't very realistic. ;) On one mission in particular Fisher SWAT turns a doorway with a man looking directly at it from a few metres away. It doesn't feature in either Chaos Theory or Double Agent.

    I highly doubt that any Sam Fisher-esque missions are undertaken. It makes for good gaming, but if it was real there would be no need for war as we know it, just a bunch of ninjas running around solving their respective governments problems. :D

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