8 - Biology of Empire

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Unformatted text preview: Good-bye War on Terror, Hello Good-bye War on Terror, Hello War on Everyone? War on Everyone? Far-Reaching Impact of Global Economic Crisis Far-Reaching Impact of Global Economic Crisis The primary near-term security concern of the United States is the global economic crisis The primary near-term security concern of the United States is the global economic crisis and its geopolitical implications. The crisis has been ongoing for over a year, and and its geopolitical implications. The crisis has been ongoing for over a year, and economists are divided over whether and when we could hit bottom. Some even fear that economists are divided over whether and when we could hit bottom. Some even fear that the recession could further deepen and reach the level of the Great Depression. Of the recession could further deepen and reach the level of the Great Depression. Of course, all of us recall the dramatic political consequences wrought by the economic course, all of us recall the dramatic political consequences wrought by the economic turmoil of the 1920s and 1930s in Europe, the instability, and high levels of violent turmoil of the 1920s and 1930s in Europe, the instability, and high levels of violent extremism. Though we do not know its eventual scale, it already looms as the most extremism. Though we do not know its eventual scale, it already looms as the most serious global economic and financial crisis in decades. serious global economic and financial crisis in decades. Time is probably our greatest threat. The longer it takes for the recovery to begin, the Time is probably our greatest threat. The longer it takes for the recovery to begin, the greater the likelihood of serious damage to US strategic interests. Roughly a quarter of the greater the likelihood of serious damage to US strategic interests. Roughly a quarter of the countries in the world have already experienced low-level instability such as government countries in the world have already experienced low-level instability such as government changes because of the current slowdown. changes because of the current slowdown. The international security environment is complex. No dominant adversary faces the The international security environment is complex. No dominant adversary faces the United States that threatens our existence with military force, but the global financial United States that threatens our existence with military force, but the global financial crises has exacerbated what was already a growing set of political and economic crises has exacerbated what was already a growing set of political and economic uncertainties. uncertainties.-Dennis Blair, Director of National Security-Dennis Blair, Director of National Security The Biology of Empire: Eugenics, Race, and American Imperialism, 1900-1941 The Trajectory of Racism and Class Warin the Age of Science Eugenics: Origins to Legacy You Cant Blame Scientific Racism on Darwin, but you can blame it on his cousin "it must be introduced into the national consciousness as a new religion." 1864 Positive Eugenics Positive Eugenics Fitter Family contests Beautiful Baby contest winners...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2010 for the course HIST 245 taught by Professor Carlson during the Spring '10 term at Canada College.

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