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The Politics of Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories have become the currency of our times. Several features of such theories, notably their resistance to modification or refutation by counter-evidence, makes them particularly suited to modern forms of communication such as blogs; but more than that, they feed-in to the particular ‘paranoid’ style of politics of the modern world. Notable examples of this phenomenon include Populist Radical Right movements & Racist-inspired Nationalist & anti-Immigration campaigns.... [More]
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The Politics of Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories have become the currency of our times. Several features of such theories, notably their resistance to modification or refutation by counter-evidence, makes them particularly suited

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Black Magic in the State Building Communism: Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Written in the 1930s and published with censorship cuts only in 1966, Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov became his best work and a classic of Russian literature of the 20th century. It combines two plot lines: one happening in the ancient Jerusalem under the government of Roman Procurator Pontius Pilate, and the other in Moscow of the '30s, with its building of socialism, antireligious propaganda, penniless and dodgy communal life, and abundant and flimsy life of the new... [More]
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Black Magic in the State Building Communism: Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

<p>Written in the 1930s and published with censorship cuts only in 1966, <em>Master and Margarita</em> by Mikhail Bulgakov became his best work and a classic of Russian literature of the 20th century.

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Lech Walesa and Solidarity

On 29 September 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Lech Walesa will celebrate his 75th birthday. The perfect opportunity to examine this man’s role in shaping Polish history of the last three decades. From the trade union movement in Gdansk to the collapse of Polish communism and Walesa’s years as Polish president. [More]
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Lech Walesa and Solidarity

On 29 September 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Lech Walesa will celebrate his 75th birthday. The perfect opportunity to examine this man’s role in shaping Polish history of the last three decades.

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The Philosophy of Machiavelli

Machiavelli’s influence on political theory cannot be overstated, and his ideas are still radical and challenging to this day. Like all great philosophers, Machiavelli institutes a new way of thinking about problems, which has had a much broader application than just politics. Study Machiavelli’s philosophy of human nature; his ‘real politic’ of the state; his alarming ethics; and his thoughts on war, religion, and literature. Consider also his ideas on love and sex particularly in... [More]
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The Philosophy of Machiavelli

<p>Machiavelli’s influence on political theory cannot be overstated, and his ideas are still radical and challenging to this day. Like all great philosophers, Machiavelli institutes a new way of

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Marxism, Culture and Art

One often reads terms like Cultural Marxism and Neo-Marxism in right-wing tabloids to indicate a leftwing plot to take over the universities by Leftists. However, such a framework grossly misrepresents Marxist literary and cultural criticism. Karl Marx was very much interested in art and culture and liberating art from bourgeois commodification. This course focuses on the richness of the Marxist literary cannon of cultural critics, from Plekhanov and Lukacs to the Frankfurt School.... [More]
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Marxism, Culture and Art

<p>One often reads terms like Cultural Marxism and Neo-Marxism in right-wing tabloids to indicate a leftwing plot to take over the universities by Leftists. However, such a framework grossly

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Palestine and the Palestinians

What we know about the Palestinians today we tend to know through the modern conflict between Israel and the Arabs or because of the struggle for control within Palestine between Hamas and Fatah. But what exactly is Palestine and who are the Palestinians? Is there a discreet and definable nation called Palestine? The Palestinian people today claim a heritage in the area for thousands of years, a claim disputed by many Jewish people. This course looks at Palestine from its early... [More]
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Palestine and the Palestinians

<p>What we know about the Palestinians today we tend to know through the modern conflict between Israel and the Arabs or because of the struggle for control within Palestine between Hamas and Fatah.

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Refugees & Asylum-Seekers: Do We Owe Anything to Strangers?

Are we ‘Global Citizens’, with obligations to the vulnerable & disadvantaged beyond our borders? If so, do we live up to such obligations? If not, who might shoulder the global ‘burden’? [More]
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Refugees & Asylum-Seekers: Do We Owe Anything to Strangers?

Are we ‘Global Citizens’, with obligations to the vulnerable & disadvantaged beyond our borders? If so, do we live up to such obligations? If not, who might shoulder the global ‘burden’?

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Black Armada: Australia's Role in Indonesian Independence

Indonesia declared its independence in August 1945. In support Australian Maritime Unions refused to crew Dutch ships and so prevented re-colonisation. The Black Armada tells a story of solidarity that deserves to be remembered and celebrated. SUGGESTED READING Rupert Lockwood, Black Armada [More]
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Black Armada: Australia's Role in Indonesian Independence

<p>Indonesia declared its independence in August 1945. In support Australian Maritime Unions refused to crew Dutch ships and so prevented re-colonisation. The Black Armada tells a story of solidarity

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