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The Rise of Napoleon

The Rise of Napoleon

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Industrialism and the Intellectual reaction: Understanding the Labor Movement

Industrialism and the Intellectual reaction: Understanding the Labor Movement

We’ve been discussing in class the intellectual reaction to the industrial revolution.  As thinkers, you know that every major historical event can be viewed via multiple perspectives, and depending on the perspective through which you view the event, your interpretation of that event/phenomena will vary. […]

The Rise of Napoleon:  Savior of Revolution or Modern Day Dictator?

The Rise of Napoleon: Savior of Revolution or Modern Day Dictator?

Napoleon’s rise to power mirrors that of many modern day dictators. In order to better understand Napoleon’s rise, i want you to also investigate the former dictator of Egypt, Hosni Mubarek’s, rise to power (that is not him in the above picture 😉 Download the […]

Does the End Justify the Means?  Analyzing Robespierre’s Rationale for Terror

Does the End Justify the Means? Analyzing Robespierre’s Rationale for Terror

Two quotes are relevant to our discussion and understanding of the TERROR during the french revolution: “By any means necessary” and “does the end justify the means?”  Both of these quotes contain within them assumptions about ethical systems.  They both presume that if the outcome […]