The World on Fire; Global Crisis, 1989 - Present

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
The World On Fire
Spring 2024
Taught By: Eli Zaretsky
Section: A

CRN: 14611

Credits: 4

The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 did not bring forth a world of liberal democracies as many had hoped. On the contrary, the collapse helped facilitate the rise of China and the growth of authoritarian, religious or nationalist populism in India, the Middle East, Turkey, Russia and Eastern Europe. Latin America became in many ways a world center for the Left. The US and Europe lost their role as models, a decline apparent in novels, film and other cultural products. We will explore this history through reading such authors as Fukuyama, Hobsbawms, Caldwell,Wallerstein and WILDERSON

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (HIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:00am EDT 6/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 615
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024