• When it comes to the concept of “America,” many people think of opportunity. People come to America from all over the world in search of a better life, such as Jose Antonio Vargas, who came to America from the

  • American intervention in the Middle East is an extremely relevant issue in recent history, especially with what recently happened in Iran. Many people in the middle east are impacted for better or for worse by

    • Hello Topey, I thought this article was very well-timed due to so much happening in the news with the Middle East. Personally I didn’t know half of the events you discussed, so this was a great small summary of what has led up to all of the new conflict that I didn’t know the history to. I also liked how you linked all of this to 9/11. Looking back it’s a clear and easy comparison to make, but I didn’t think about it and the connection you made to it really helped with my understanding of the analysis you were making with all of the US and Middle East conflict. I noticed that you would like to further research what other actions we have done in the Middle East, but I think it would also be helpful to look into what the Middle East has done in the US (I don’t know of anything other than 9/11 so more information about that would be good for creating a better picture of the history around the topic). Overall this was one of the best articles I have read on youth voices and I thought it did a great job of summarizing all that has happened in the news recently.

    • Hi Topey,
      I liked your article about the Middle East and American intervention, it’s a very complicated and complex region. The people there tried to free themselves from a long period of dictatorship (presidents and leaders of the area) who basically ruled the area with an iron fest, silenced any voice of freedom, and limited any economic growth for their citizens. For this reason, we witnessed the Arab Spring Revolution which resulted in a lot of changes in the region, some changes were very negative and even costly. This is due to the control of these dictators very strong.
      I hope in the future, people will gain their freedom and the region will be stable again without any foreign country interfering.

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