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Department
Political Science
Course
Political Science 1020E
Professor
Charles Jones
Semester
Fall

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Nov. 24 Hitler Nazism - Resentment about End of World War 1 - German people must defeat Jews, communists, and liberals - Need a strong, dominate leader Hitler Nazism 3 - Nationalism (Racist, Exclusive, blood and soil nationalism) - Lebensraum (living space) The people have a right to expand into the space - Social Darwinism (with a twist) Survival of the fittest - Racism and anti-Semitism Fascism: Key Themes 1 (Paxton) - Sense of crisis needing radical solution - Subordination of individuals to the group - One’s group is a victim whose enemies must be attacked Fascism: Key Themes 2 (Paxton) - Fear of liberalism, class conflict, and other alien forces - Permit community integration by violence if necessary - Need for authority by natural (males) leaders embodying groups destiny Fascism: Key Themes 3 (Paxton) - Superiority of leader’s instincts to abstract and universal reason - Celebration of violence and will, when devoted to groups success - Right of the chosen people to dominate others without moral restraint Your Roommate’s Proposal - Glorify the nation - Wipe out opposition - Celebrate violence in the name of solidarity - Rule by sadistic, instinctual leader Feminism - Eliminating the subordination of women - History of sexual inequality, injustice and domination - Aristophanes’ Lysistrata asserting women’s power Wollstonecraft’s Feminism: 1 - A vindication of the rights of women (1792) - Enlightenment commitment to reason and equality - Women and men are equal in possessing the capacity to reason Wollstonecraft’s Feminism: 2 - Women are oppressed by social institutions, including education - Difference between men and women are artificial, not natural - Changing institutions (e.g marriage, education) will end inequality Liberal Feminism - Overcome overt discrimination - Change laws and institutions - Goal: Equalize opportunities for women and men - Nov 29 Aboriginal Peoples - Challenging the Traditional View - Darwin’s Origin of Species (1859) - Se
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