• Monday, April 8, 2024  

    Decolonizatoni PPT
    Go over European politics after WW II
    Discuss decolonization pp. 999-1003 read Vietnam dec of independence Give readings: Fanon, French in Algeria; Africa, Gandhi, China, Israel/Palestine, India/Palestine, Neocolonialism, etc.


    Tuesday, April 9, 2024  

    Read pp. 1008-1015


    Wednesday, April 10, 2024  

    Discuss readings- Big Science and Technology;Read from page 58 from Radical Evolution  (consider Silicon Valley And military technology today). Changing class system, WE DIDN'T START THE FIRE counterculture, 1968,

    Focus on de Beauvoir; feminism, change in women's attitude towards work? career even after marriage decrease in birth rate, women's issues such as abortion, divorce, sexual preference issues, equal pay, etc.

    Good Wife Guide

    PPT Post Stalin Soviet Union: De-Stalinization, Kruschev, Soviet Foreign Policy, Cuban Missle Crisis, Berlin Wall, Czechoslovakia revolts, Brezhnev Doctrine, etc. The Kitchen Table Debate,



    Thursday, April 11, 2024  

    Read pp. 1015-1022
    : View Cold War PPT 

    Cold War PowerPoint


    Friday, April 12, 2024  

    Long Essay Question in Class Activity (maybe)  Heimler YTV Oct 2020

     Willy Brandt and detente; Stagflation after OPEC and end of gold standard, reduced welfare state as Govt?s couldn't afford liberal policies; Socialist Mitterrand in France was only exception and France faced major economic problems1975 Helsinki Accord Reagan and Thatcher led conservative swing? renewed arms race; economics, 1968 etc.


    Saturday, April 13, 2024  

    No Class Work on questions below on Ch 31 DUE MONDAY
    Read Answer the following well:
    a. —Explain how neoliberalism was a throwback to the classical economic liberalism of Smith, Malthus and Ricardo.
    b. Why the shift from government sponsored welfare system.
    c. Explain the terms: deregulation, IMF, global economy, computer’s threat to organized labor unions in developed countries; opposition to corporate downsizing,
    d. Explain the liberal-democratic program and rise of nationalism.
    e. Why was Russia so unsuccessful in creating a liberal economic and pol. system? Give evidence of that failure.
    f. Analyze the degree of success of Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia (after 1993), Discuss Velvet Revolution (read Vaclav Havel carefully)
    g. Know the term ethnic cleansing and read over but don’t need to study in detail the post-Tito mess in the Balkans. Know that Milosevic is on trial for “ethnic cleansing” war crimes and study map to see who was involved.


    Sunday, April 14, 2024   No class 

Radical Evolution

  • https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwAjL2Ec02agRUFweDRvVlN2aFU/view?usp=sharing


    You can see The Curve in human evolution. To get from the formation of the Earth to the first multicellular organisms took perhaps 4 billion years. Getting from tiny organisms to the first mammals took 400 million years. Getting from mammals to the first primitive monkeys took 150 million years. Getting from hominids to walking erect took 16 million years. Getting from walking erect to humans painting on cave walls at Altamira, Spain, took 4 million years. Getting from cave painting to the first permanent settlements took some 10,000 years. Getting from settlements to the invention of writing in Sumeria took about 4,000 years. At that point, biological evolution was trumped by cultural evolution. We could now store, recall and widely share our thoughts and insights. Intelligence became less the property of isolated bands and more the sum of civilization. As humans increasingly became capable of acting collectively, they could make advances in the arts, sciences and economics far beyond the capabilities of any individual, and The Curve really started to take off. Four thousand years to the Roman Empire, 1,800 years to the Industrial Age, 169 years to the moon and 20 more years to the Information Age. Where we now find ourselves. Wondering if and how this Curve ever stops and whether or not we like this game. Thinking about whether we are about to enter another transition. Considering the likelihood that we are engineering our own evolution. (58)

Great Video about Kruschev

Vietnam Declaration of Independence