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I. Four parables of responsibility under conditions of degeneration. a. debate over immorality of permanent theater (Tacitus 322-23) b. decadence at home in Rome, but Roman civilizing mission abroad—Boudicca (Tacitus 328) c. debate about killing innocent slaves alongside guilty ones (Tacitus 334) d. Seneca and the cowardice of philosophy when complicit with empire (Tacitus 338) e. add a fifth: Epicharis’s refusal to name names (Tacitus 373) II. Loss of interest in cultivating freedom—freedom as a practice. freedom not identical to license. III. How to interpret the dissymmetries between politics in metropole and politics in colony? a. optimistic: progress b. pessimistic: degeneration c. as aberration (another form of pessimism) d. mutual constitution a. sovereignty. IV. What’s distinct about modern imperialism. V. Tocqueville in America problems and proimse of democracy. rule of law, contract: freedom for some, tyranny for others. VI. Citizen versus bourgeois: what prevents the French from having good colonies.
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Lecture 4. I. Summary: three tasks last time. II. Tocqueville’s task: to intervene, but not too much. new political science. III. Contexts: why the French were in Algeria. Barbary piracy. Napoleonic losses. French rivalry with Britain. pettiness of domestic politics. IV. Going outside to make up for the disappointments of internal events. visual metaphors. empire as a means to correct domestic escesses. Tocqueville’s realism: Tocqueville and Machiavelli.
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Note: the following is more incomplete than what I had written on the board. Lecture 5. I. Recapitulaion. 1830: inside/outside. dominating Algeria. II. Dirty war? anarchy versus polyarchy. Abd-al Qadir: product of anarchy. III. Colonization: from domination to colonization. must not repeat America. city on a hill. regulating the French presence in Algeria.
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Lecture 6. I. Regulating the French presence? domination cannot be separated from colonization. II. Colonization. Tocqueville versus Mill. political renewal versus civilization. governments & markets. (on intervention in “free markets.”) III. Humanitarian intervention? slavery. barbarians. Westphalian double standard. native liberty versus foreign domination.
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Lecture 7. I. humanitarian intervention? barbarians. Westphalian double standard native liberty versus foreign domination. 1848: the springtime of peoples. II. Mill’s flawed premises.
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