Professor Freeman discusses when we can consider a revolution to have ended, arguing that a revolution is finally complete when a new political regime gains general acceptance throughout society - and that, for this reason, it is the American citizenry who truly decided the fate and trajectory of the American Revolution. Yet, in deciding the meaning of the Revolution, the evolving popular memory of its meaning counts as well. Founders like...more
Zuckerberg and Breyer discuss the ongoing challenges they face and the tradeoffs they have to make as Facebook continues to grow and evolve.
This lecture discusses the ongoing political experimentation involved in creating new constitutions for the new American states. Having declared independence from Great Britain, Americans had to determine what kind of government best suited their individual states as well as the nation at large; to many, this was the "whole object" of their revolutionary turmoil. Different people had different ideas about what kind of republican government...more
Young explains how he dealt with the ongoing presence of news reporters throughout his career. He realized that many of these reporters commuted for long hours, only to receive tidbits of information from the 49ers team. By stepping into their shoes, he figured out ways to work effectively together.
Williams believes that podcasting has just begun and that it is going to grow in the coming years. He explains that people are now only in the 'geocities' phase where they know how to access content but do not know why to do so or do so on an ongoing basis.
Bloom talks about his relationship with the board of Podshow as an ongoing dynamic one. They spend a lot of time with each other discussing issues as a healthy debate. A good board is one who is able to give advice at the right time and help in making connections. He also believes that the camaraderie of the board with each other is important.
The lecture focuses on the problems directly related to the personality theory as key to personal identity. The theory states that a person retains his or her individuality so long as he or she has the same ongoing personality. The main objection raised to this claim is the problem of duplication. The lecture explores cases in which the same personality has been transferred or exported to multiple bodies.
The 2008 U.S. Presidential Election is unprecedented. The nomination process and ongoing campaigns have revealed the complexities of identity and its role in uniting and dividing the electorate. This course explores how issues of race, class, faith and gender have shaped the candidates, campaigns, and our society. The course analysis spans the presidential race from the announcements of more than ten presidential hopefuls to the current co...more
This lecture deals with Dante's representation of the Earthly Paradise at the summit of Mount Purgatory. The quest for freedom begun under the aegis of Cato in Purgatory I reaches its denouement at the threshold of Eden, where Virgil proclaims the freedom of the pilgrim's will (Purgatory XXVII). Left with pleasure as his guide, the pilgrim nevertheless falls short of a second Adam in his encounter with Matelda. His lingering susceptibility...more
Environmental Politics and Law (EVST 255) The final lecture reviews topics discussed in previous lectures by imagining an ideal society. Professor Wargo talks about success stories in land management in the Adirondacks and pesticide regulation, and notes ongoing challenges in food safety, drinking water quality, personal consumption, population control, and the creation of parks and protected areas. He lectures about the fractured na...more
Early Modern England: Politics, Religion, and Society under the Tudors and Stuarts (HIST 251)In this lecture Professor Wrightson provides an overview of central political issues of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. He discusses the Queen's personal character and identity-forming experiences (and the challenges posed by her gender), the manner in which she interacted with her political advisors (notably William Cecil) and addresses the foreig...more