Course Description

IN PERSON: We have often heard that those who fail to heed the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it. Echoes from the past can inform us about the white-hot issues that confront us today. Students will listen to the podcast "Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultraā€¯ and come to class prepared to consider the following factors for the period 1929 to 1940 and how they compare to the same factors for the period 2013 to 2023: a) extremist landscape; b) social, cultural, economic and political determinants of extremism; c) mobilizing issues used by extremist groups; d) profiles of extremist groups; e) media and misinformation; f) politicians and business leader enablers; g) funding of extremist groups; h) government/law enforcement response to extremism; i) interventions to counter extremism. This discussion-based course is for followers of the history and politics of extremism in its many forms. | Facilitated discussion.

Max enrollment: 10.

Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705

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