1. In the Totalitarianism forum, post your answers to the following questions: a. What arguments are marshaled against totalitarianism by the authors you read in The American Intellectual Tradition? Did any authors tend to support a collectivist model that could have led to a totalitarian regime? b. Given what you have read in other classes and in the facilitator forum, how did this trend against totalitarianism affect American culture between 1940 and 1970? Read the introduction to Part III in The American Intellectual Tradition (p. 257) Read the Henry Wallace speech “Century of the Common Man” found at: http://www.winrock.org/wallace/wallacecenter/wallace/CCM.htm http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Henry_Agard_Wallace.aspx#2-1G2:3404706702-full (not required reading) Read the following Authors in Part III (read the entire section assigned per author) Reinhold Niebuhr (p. 285) http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Reinhold_Niebuhr.aspx#1-1G2:3404704761-full (not required reading) George Kennan (p. 320) http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/George_Kennan.aspx#1-1G2:3404703506-full (not required reading) Hannah Arendt (p. 338) http://www.notablebiographies.com/An-Ba/Arendt-Hannah.html (not required reading) Daniel Bell (p. 372) http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Daniel_Bell.aspx#1-1G2:3404700545-full (not required reading) Milton Friedman (p. 401) http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/220152/Milton-Friedman (not required reading) Ayn Rand (p. 411) http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Ayn_Rand.aspx#4-1G2:3406400788-full (not required reading) Read the Part III readings written by the instructor in the Facilitator Forum
WHAT ARGUMENTS ARE MARSHALED AGAINST TOTALITARIANISM BY THE AUTHORS YOU READ IN THE AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL TRADITION?