• 1946/7 harry Truman is president. George cannon sends long memo, “long telegram,” talks
about Russian society/economy—mendacity, stealing primary characteristics. Policy of US
should be containment of soviet union. Overtime Russia would collapse.
o March 1947 congress addressed with Truman doctrine to support Greece against
o June secretary of state gives commencement speech at Harvard. Marshall plan
proposed European recovery from WWII.
o Article put out by “mr. x” aka cannon, on the policy of containment.
• 80’s Reagan puts new twist on American policy. Active, no longer passive. Began the SDI, called
star wars by newspapers—not supporting of strategic defensive initiative. Opened up multi-
trillion dollar contract with technology GE, sony, etc.
• Six dimensions of war
• Animal farm published about the end of WWII
• Public schools in England=private schools
• Facism-19th century invention (along with state universities and symphony orchestra).
o Karl marx earliest
o Gobi neau, who saw the world in terms of color
o Great war broke down social arrangements
o Communist regime in russia
o Italy, early 1920’s huge Italian immigration to America
▪ Italian and jewish immigration restrictions put into American legislation
▪ Mussolini forms party, followed roman model, axe surrounded by rods
▪ 1922 march on rome demanding fascists take over, Mussolini becomes leader,
makes a few improvements—cut mafias, built railroads, put people to work etc.
then crack down on criticism
o Nazi party founded 1919
▪ 1921 leadership passed to hitler, born Austria, rejected as an artist, joined army
for great war
▪ 1923 beer hall putsch by Nazis put down by cops, hitler goes to prison, “my
struggle” written—what he attempted to do, clear cut
▪ 1930’s nazi party grows with enormous speed, ’33 nazis come to power
▪ Reasons hitler came to power same as Mussolini
o All communitarian, emphasis on community not individual
o Deeply hostile to personal freedom, it allows one to stand apart from community