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Fallen Idols - Hero to Zero

<p>Explore the rise to fame and the consequent fall from grace for three iconic heroes from three different fields of life. What were the contributing factors to the fall from grace for Rudy Guiliani,

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Explore the rise to fame and the consequent fall from grace for three iconic heroes from three different fields of life. What were the contributing factors to the fall from grace for Rudy Guiliani, Lance Armstrong and Andrew, Duke of York? What was the fallout of their fall, not just for themselves but for others in the wider social sphere? And, what can we learn from the parallels that exist in history?

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

SUGGESTED READING

  • Macur, Julie, 2014, The Fall of Lance Armstrong, William Collins, ISBN : 0007520638
  • Kirtzman, Andrew, 2022, Giuliani, The Rise and Fall of America’s Mayor, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 10 : 1982153296
  • Recent magazine, newspaper articles, Youtube videos and documentaries on American and British politics and scandals

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Factors which led to the original "heroic" assessment of Giuliani, Armstrong and Prince Andrew
  • Factors which led to the fall from grace for each of the three
  • What does the fall from grace mean for each of them in the future and why we might think so

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the reasons contributing to a fall from grace
  2. Explain the consequences for the fallen hero and for those who shared power and or the spotlight with him
  3. Consider some parallel examples from other historical periods where the fall from grace was spectacular and so damaging

Judith King

Dip Ed, MA
Judy King MA, Dip Ed has taught History and Politics at WEA since 2011. Before then, she taught HSC Modern History, Ancient History and English in NSW public schools for many years. She has also...