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Unit 1: Assignment 1

Even as he lauded the special relationship that Britain shared with the United States, Winston Churchill was known for his contemptuous remarks about India’s freedom movement, it’s people and it’s leader, Mahatma Gandhi. “I hate Indians. they are a beastly people with a beastly religion” he is known to have said. (Read: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/02/03/the-dark-side-of-winston-churchills-legacy-no-one-should-forget/) a. How do you reconcile these two contradictory sides of Churchill’s character? Championing the need to defeat Nazism on one hand yet expressing racism and contempt for Indians on the other? b. Think of other historical personalities that you’ve studied and write about any such contradictions that they too might have demonstrated in their actions and beliefs. In your view, what accounts for such hypocrisy. Do you think Winston Churchill thought that he was being hypocritical?...

Unit 1: Assignment 1

Even as he lauded the special relationship that Britain shared with the United States, Winston Churchill was known for his contemptuous remarks about India’s freedom movement, it’s people and it’s leader, Mahatma Gandhi. “I hate Indians. they are a beastly people with a beastly religion” he is known to have said. (Read: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/02/03/the-dark-side-of-winston-churchills-legacy-no-one-should-forget/) a. How do you reconcile these two contradictory sides of Churchill’s character? Championing the need to defeat Nazism on one hand yet expressing racism and contempt for Indians on the other? b. Think of other historical personalities that you’ve studied and write about any such contradictions that they too might have demonstrated in their actions and beliefs. In your view, what accounts for such hypocrisy. Do you think Winston Churchill thought that he was being hypocritical?...

Unit 1: Assignment 2

Please read: FDR and Churchill Christmas eve greeting from the White House in Washington, D.C. (1941) https://catalog.archives.gov/id/197366 What reasons did FDR and Churchill each give for the importance of celebrating Christmas and lighting the tree during the dark days of the war? In the words of the two leaders, what factors bound the two nations? What references do each of the speakers make concerning their common enemy? What references do each make concerning the other speaker? Is there evidence that a close friendship is developing? What focus is placed on the children in their messages?...

Unit 1: Assignment 2

Please read: FDR and Churchill Christmas eve greeting from the White House in Washington, D.C. (1941) https://catalog.archives.gov/id/197366 What reasons did FDR and Churchill each give for the importance of celebrating Christmas and lighting the tree during the dark days of the war? In the words of the two leaders, what factors bound the two nations? What references do each of the speakers make concerning their common enemy? What references do each make concerning the other speaker? Is there evidence that a close friendship is developing? What focus is placed on the children in their messages?...

Unit 3: Assignment 1

Please read the following article: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6276832 In the article above, the author talks about the importance of “cultural diplomay” which is the exchange of ideas, information, art and other aspects of culture among nations and their peoples in order to foster mutual understanding and support for economic and political goals. Reflect on the art or ideas you’ve come across from other parts of the world. What did you learn as a result of your exposure to those cultures? ...

Unit 3: Assignment 1

Please read the following article: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6276832 In the article above, the author talks about the importance of “cultural diplomay” which is the exchange of ideas, information, art and other aspects of culture among nations and their peoples in order to foster mutual understanding and support for economic and political goals. Reflect on the art or ideas you’ve come across from other parts of the world. What did you learn as a result of your exposure to those cultures? ...