Spring 2008

Culture and Politics in 20th-Century Europe

Listed in: European Studies, as EUST-35  |  Political Science, as POSC-72


Ronald S. Tiersky (Section 01)


(CP) (IR) (Also European Studies 35.) This seminar discusses political ideas, ideologies and political culture in 20th-century Europe. Some themes are Nationalism; Marxism, Socialism and Communism; Fascism; anti-Semitism; Existentialism; the "Century of Total War"; the year 1968; Pope John Paul II; Soccer Hooliganism; "The Idea of Europe," and the question of whether there is a "European identity." Throughout the course, ideas are connected to historical context. The syllabus is a mix of books and films. This course can be taken as a regular course or it can fulfill the requirement for an advanced seminar in Political Science. Preference to Political Science and European Studies majors, and third- and fourth-year students. Limited to 20 students. Second semester. Professor Tiersky.