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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to International Affairs Lecture 18: The End is Near! Optimists, Pessimists, and Pop Culture References Michael Colaresi Introduction to International AffairsLecture 18: The End is Near!Optimists, Pessimists, and Pop Culture References p.1/26 Fog of the Movie What was the Fog of War about? Remember McNamara? At that time he was known as a cold-calculating realist Helped wage the Vietnam war As the Fog of War makes clear, McNamara has changed a bit He is a great illustration of how the -isms (Realism and liberalisms) are both partially embraced in international affairs. That are his 2 main causes of war? What is his definition of security? For my money the Fog of War is a one-of-a-kind look into how complex IA is, and how even the best and brightest still struggle for answers. Introduction to International AffairsLecture 18: The End is Near!Optimists, Pessimists, and Pop Culture References p.2/26 Fight the Future Now I want to talk a bit about future scenarios. What is the world going to look like? Optimists Pessimists Introduction to International AffairsLecture 18: The End is Near!Optimists, Pessimists, and Pop Culture References p.3/26 Futurama with Fukuyama We are entering, the endpoint of mankinds [and womankinds] ideological evolution History as a battle of ideas (Communism, Fascism, Liberalism) Liberalism: Individual freedoms, democratic governance, and market-based economy. Ideas/Consciousness drive the material world (Consciousness as cause and not effect Fallacies of materialism: marxism and the Wall Street Journal School. Introduction to International AffairsLecture 18: The End is Near!Optimists, Pessimists, and Pop Culture References p.4/26 The End o War? What does this mean for the future of war? The future of Europe? US-Russian and US-Chinese relations? Introduction to International AffairsLecture 18: The End is Near!Optimists, Pessimists, and Pop Culture References p.5/26 The End of War? II War will continue in countries still in history War will continue between history and post-history countries....
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