HIST 4295 The End of History (Fall: 3 )
The ending of the Cold War and the collapse of socialism prompted a lively and intense debate about "the end of history." This course will investigate how such a strange notion could have arisen and attracted such serious attention, and whether this debate has any continuing effect on historical understanding and interpretation. More specifically, does it retain any useful meaning more than a decade after the end of the Cold War and in the aftermath of September 11? Major events that led to the idea will provide perspectives with which to assess its relevance to the post-Cold War world.
Instructor(s): James Cronin
Last Updated: 01-Feb-17