Weber: Protestant Ethic
Why did the West get Rich?
They stole it: imperialism
Problem: why didn't they steal it from us first?
What are the origins of technological superiority?
Weather: warming up of Europe after 15th century?
Problem: why didn't warm ar
The Quran Lecture #2
Specific and General Levels of the Qurans Message
The specific experience of the Prophet Muhammad (sa) and his immediate
o Occasion of revelation
Applicability to specific groups
Applicability to all Muslims
The Quran Lecture #1
Three Monotheistic Religions
Main events by which the transcendent divine is made manifest in this world.
The Prophet Muhammad (570-632 CE)
The Quran revealed to the Prophet Muhammad ove
Starvation vs. Hunger
When human beings do not have enough food to sustain themselves
Usually occurs in times of Famine
Caused by drought, too much rain fall and human activities
Starvation kills an estimated 35 000 people a day
Sovereignty And Intervention
Responsibility to Protect (R2P): Canada as Norm Entrepreneur
Intervention Dilemmas: Rwanda, Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor
Macarthur Foundation Support
International Commission on Sovereignty and Intervention,
o Through proactive government interventions came the birth of new
o Motive for intervention: Protect infant industry
Picking and making market winners
o Market regarding economies
Nationalism And Conflict
What is Nationalism?
Seemingly obvious answer: the ideology of nations. A nation is a group that wants
to have its own state.
A nation is a group of people who believe they share a common fate, history,
culture, and language.
Napoleon was commissioned as a lieutenant in the French army
He was not popular with his fellow officers
He was able to inspire and motivate the troops under his command
Studied French philosophy
Analyzed famous military campaigns and strategy
Jean Jacques Rousseaus Reading
I MEAN to inquire if, in the civil order, there can be any sure and legitimate rule of administration, men
being taken as they are and laws as they might be
James ignored parliaments religious laws. James appointed Catholics to government and
Parliament was worried that the throne would go to James 2nds son who was to be raised
Encouraged William of orange (ruler of the Netherla
Hebrew Bible Lecture 1
The Aeneid is the story of those in power.
The Exodus is the story of those not in power.
The Exodus rejects the idea of assimilation and annexation of smaller cultures.
Polytheism (poly many + theos god)
Monolatry (mono one
Communism and Fascism
Liberalism and its Crisis
Long 19th century is peak of liberalisms appeal
Liberal institutions develop even where social basis is not obviously present
Liberalism and the Working Class
Extension of the franchise
Rise of Social Democr