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Creating Necessity: Well-used Violence in the Thought of Machiavelli

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This paper is part of a special double issue of symploke on the topic of violence. The paper explores and critiques the idea that violence is necessary through an examination of Machiavelli's idea of well-used violence.
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A scholarly article, but reasonably straightforward. To what extent is violence necessary in our world? Includes Locke and his theory that violence is acceptable and necessary to protect one's property.

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Childhood innocence

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Children's innocence is considered both sacrosanct, and constantly under threat.
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ABC podcast on childhood innocence.

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Three Kinds of Childhood Innocence - Writings - Frederica.com

[Unpublished; email to a friend, January 7, 2006]

There are three things people mean when they ta...
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Short and to the point :)

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The Hierarchy of Exclusion in “Ender’s Game” — a starting point for thinking about personhood

The Hierarchy of Exclusion in “Ender’s Game” — a starting point for thinking about personhood | Ender's Game | Scoop.it
Who, or what, is a person? It sounds like a simple question.
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Interesting thoughts on the Hierarchy of Exclusion.

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The Long Relationship Between the U.S. Military and Video Game Manufacturers

The Long Relationship Between the U.S. Military and Video Game Manufacturers | Ender's Game | Scoop.it
A screenshot from America’s Army According to popular discourse, video games are either the divine instrument of education’s future or the software of Satan himself, provoking young men to carry out all-too-real ...
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Video games and the military - an interesting example of Ender's Game-type ideas in real life. 

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Creating the Innocent Killer

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A (long but accessible) really interesting article about Ender's morality. What do you think? Does Ender "get away" with too much? He is a moral person, or not? 

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Childhood Innocence: Essence, Education and Performativity

Childhood Innocence: Essence, Education and Performativity | Ender's Game | Scoop.it
Building from an analysis of Wedekind and Foucault, it will be argued that modern childhood has been constructed as both natural and in need of cultivation and regulation.
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This is very intense reading, but literally ignore any sentence that doesn't make sense to you and read for the information you can understand - you'll still get some great ideas that will really extend your thinking on the topic.

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Ender's Game

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Very useful Ender's Game webquest exploring the historical characters referred to in the novel.

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