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Review Sessions for Exam III Wednesday April 11, 3:30 P.M. HUMB 360 Thursday April 12, 7:30 P.M. Thursday April 12, 7:30 P.M.
Totalitarianism and the Decline of the West The era of individualism, liberalism and democracy, of humanitarianism and freedom, is nearing its end. The masses will accept with resignation the victory of the Caesars, the strong men, and will obey them. -Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West
Fanaticism and Salvation Thomas Mann 1875-1955 Humanity seems to have run like boys let out of school away from the humanitarian, idealistic nineteenth century, from whose morality – if we can speak at all of morality in this connection – represents a wide and wild reaction. - “An Appeal to Reason” 1931 - “An Appeal to Reason” 1931
A. Stalinization 1. Totalitarianism - mind and body - v. Trotsky
2. Forced industrialization - 5-Year Plans - Collectivization Liquidation of the kulaks