Interpreting the 20th century: Part 3 of 4 the struggle over democracy

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The 20th century transformed the political, social, and economic structures of the world in ways no one could have imagined as the 1800s came to a close. It was a time of intense and rapid change that stretches the capacity of the imagination: first flight and space flight; the Manhattan Project and the Welfare State; Nietzsche and Freud; the Great Depression and inflation; moving pictures and home computers; the Cold War and terrorism; war and peace. Throughout these lectures, Professor Pamela Radcliff distills political and economic trends from a century of world history, explaining them with clarity and drawing on other disciplines to make key points come alive. She defines the perspective of the course as including what she calls the "Enlightenment Project"-the adoption of liberal, democratic, rationalist principles in much of the world-whiel emphasizing the unresolved nature of the struggle for democracy. "The level of change experienced over a 100-year period is what most defines the 20th century," she states. Even today, more than a century later, that transformation is far from complete. The nations of the third world, at last free from the colonialism and imperialism that once marked their relationship with the West, are still caught up in the even more complex search for politically stable democracy and economic prosperity. Today's World: Emerging from 100 Years of Ideas and Events This course is a comprehensive, 48-lecture examination of this extraordinary period. It is designed around history's ideas as much as its events, revealing how those ideas both influenced events and were in turn influenced by them to shape today's world. It is a unique opportunity to gain a multidisciplinary understanding of how the modern world came to be and how democracy has emerged as a political ideal, although the parameters of a truly democratic world order are still being vigorously contested. "Even after the better part of a century, the world's nations are still trying to define what real democracy is and how to establish it-not only within nations but between them as well-in the sense of fostering and sustaining relationships based on equality and not on raw power," says Dr. Radcliff.
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