The American Moment: Victory, Dominance and Decline
This Olio examines United States culture, politics, and economics from the end of World War II to the present. From manufacturing to entertainment the United States came to dominate the world, but Empires comes at a cost. The United States ended WWII as a burgeoning hyper-power but the structures and practices that helped the United States become dominant also set the stage for the political and economic crisis of the past 40 years. This includes looking at the nature and consequences of US foreign policy and interventions and the true political and human costs.
Teacher: Ward Regan
Ward Regan has a Ph.D. in Labor and Cultural History from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He teaches history and philosophy at New York University Liberal Studies and Global Liberal Studies Program. He wrote and widely performed his own show, A Paranoid’s Guide to History.