Que es la importancia de la familia en la cultura latina?
La familia es la piedra de la cultura latina y no se puede negar. Todos miembros de la familia apoyan mutuamente y creen en el amor, alegria y compasion que se construyen en la fabrica de la familia. No se necesitan amigos u otras personas externales porque todo lo necesario se puede buscar entre la familia. La cultura latina prioriza la familia mas que otras culturas y es una cosa hermosa para presenciar.
Is academic writing via research papers and essays still the best mode of understanding the academic level of a student?
This completely depends on what is being measured in the terms of academic quality and integrity. However, I would argue that academic writing as it has always been will one day become obsolete to a certain degree. With the growing demand of students seeking others to perform tasks on their behalf and the dwindling availability of fully tenured professors at universities worldwide, I believe that the measure of academic quality and integrity will begin to deteriorate. It is much better to have a student be constantly surprised and on their toes about arguing and defending their work in person versus simply writing it out via tons and tons of pages. It assures that the student for sure knows what they are talking about and assures the work they've done is indeed the result of their own efforts.
The term 'smart power' has began to take serious precedence over both soft power and hard power in the political realm today. Why do you believe this is so?
I believe smart power has the ability to combine and extract the best qualities of soft power and hard power and therefore address many world problems with a greater level of finesse. The only question that remains in tackling any one problem or situation is how much soft power should be applied over hard power or vice versa. Smart power alleviates the problem of attacking with just military power, economic sanctions and punishment-based actions while also considering the possible results of using cultural ties and economic projects such as transnational highways to adjoin countries. Hopefully, the world in time as we know it will shift to a greater sense of unification through the consistent use of smart power.