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We are running about one class behind and we may have to skip in class dicussion of some texts.  Remember that no matter what happens in the classroom, you are still responsible for all the readings.


Monday, March 22, 2010  Papers Due!

The Great War

Text: chap. 31; Sources: Wilson, The League of Nations

1)        What were the causes of World War I?

2)        What was different about from prior wars?

3)        What did the League of Nations attempt to do?  Did it succeed?


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Seeking a New Identity: The Bolshevik Revolution

Text: chap. 31 (pp. 801-05); Sources: Lenin

1)        Whom does Lenin believe is to make a Marxist revolution happen?

2)        How does Lenin believe that a proletariat revolution has to occur?

3)        Does Lenin believe that democracy and capitalism are compatible?

4)        How does Lenin justify the dictatorship of the proletariat?

5)        How does Lenin define democracy?


Friday, March 26, 2010

An Age of Anxiety: Reconsidering Identities

Text: chap. 32 (pp. 813-24); Anthology: Freud (You are responsible for the whole text, but we will only discuss section IV, pp. 46-63[67-75 of the History Anthology)

1)        Why is the period between the two World Wars known as the “Age of Anxiety?”  What new inventions and developments characterized this period?

Freud, Civilization and its Discontents (exc. in History Anthology), section IV

1)        What are neuroses?  When do they start?

2)        What is the relationship between sexuality and civilization?

3)        What is the result for individuals according to Freud?s


Monday, March 29, 2010

Rise of the Totalitarian States: U.S.S.R.

Text: chap. 32 (pp. 824-26); Begin reading Weisel, Night

1)        What is a Totalitarian Regime?

2)        How did Staling come to power and whate were his economic, agrarian, social, and political policies?


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rise of the Totalitarian States: Nazi Germany

Text: chap. 32 (pp. 826-29); Source: Hitler

Continue reading Night.

1)        How does Hitler consider racial interbreeding?

2)        Who does Hitler consider to be the enemies of the Aryan master race?


Friday, April 2, 2010

World War II: Violent Conflicts of Identity

Text: chap. 33 (pp. 845-63); Sources: Roosevelt

Continue reading Night.

Please identify the four freedoms Roosevelt speaks about aand what vision they present for the post-World War II world.