Symbolic Meaning Of Bruce Springsteen’s Song

Due to its thunderously uplifting chorus, infectious stomp of a musical hook, and perhaps its album art as well, Bruce Springsteen’s signature song (in competition only with, perhaps, “Born to Run”) “Born in the USA” has become a beloved anthem of American patriotism. How ironic it is, then, that such a spirit is not even … Read more

Chinese Economic Reform under Communist Rule

Two years after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, it became apparent to many of China’s leaders that economic reform was necessary. During his tenure as China’s premier, Mao had encouraged social movements such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution which had had as their bases ideologies such as serving the … Read more

History of the Dominican Republic

Paintings by John Lewis, a locally well known Dominican painter whom Hispaniola. com commissiond to draw snapshots of the Dominican history. For at least 5,000 years before Christopher Columbus “discovered” America for the Europeans, the island which he called Hispaniola was inhabited by Amer-Indians. Anthropologists have traced 2 major waves of immigration, one from the … Read more