Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
October 19th– short Italian Language films curated by Francesca Cappola, talk back with Franscesca Cappola following screening
Cappola’s recent short film, Flamingos, premiered at MoMa and Lincoln Center as part of New Directors/New Films. It is set during the Fall of the Berlin Wall and tells the story of Alice, a nine year old girl who spends one last day in the park with her father. The story develops around the delicate and uneasy relationship between a lost father and a daughter on the verge of understanding the difficult dynamics of her family.
1,200 feature films were made in Germany’s Third Reich. According to experts, some 100 of these were blatant Nazi propaganda. Nearly seventy years after the end of the Nazi regime, more than 40 of these films remain under lock and key. Director Felix Moeller interviews German film historians, archivists and film-goers in an investigation of the power, and potential danger, of cinema when used for ideological purposes.
Acclaimed actress Irène Jacob has been in over 50 films including Red and The Double Life of Veronique by Krzysztof Kieslowski. In addition to being an extremely talented actress, she is also a fantastic singer and will treat us to a concert with special guest musicians.
GOV102 “Introduction to Government and Politics”
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In about 1750 words, answer the following questions. Due Friday June 26th by 11:59pm.
Do some research on the deaths of Eric Garner, John Crawford, Walter Scott, and Freddie Gray. What happened in each case? What are the similarities across cases? Taken together, what does it all add up to?
In not much less than 1250 words, address the following:
Compare the views of God as presented in Tolstoy’s “Where God Is, Love Is” and Twain’s The Mysterious Stranger (this is a link to the correct version). Focus on the issue of human suffering, for example the death of small children.
DUE VIA EMAIL by 11:59 pm MAY 11 in .docx or .doc file formats only.
in roughly 1500 words, address the following:
What are Walt and Mearsheimer’s main points? Are they convincing? Why or why not? Which of the letters following their article, if any, are convincing? Why or why not?
Due via email by Weds. May 13 11:59pm. Please use only .doc or .docx file formats.
In about 1250 words, address the following:
What are the major points of the agreement recently reached between Iran and the United States regarding the Iranian nuclear program? What are the criticisms of this deal? What are the differences between the US and Israel on this deal?
Use these sources; if you choose you may use other reputable sources as well.
Due Thursday April 30th in class.
In roughly 1250 words (include the word count), stapled or paper-clipped, address the following, using the chapters from Heck, “Child of Hitler,” as well as lectures.
Discuss the indoctrination that Heck goes through as a child. Which aspects of Nazi education are most effective in this regard? What were the basic tenets of the Nazi creed, and how were they transmitted to children? Is Heck convinced?
Due Monday April 20th in class