Jilted Generation: How Britain Bankrupted Its Youth
Why can so few young people afford to buy a house? Why do even top graduates struggle to find jobs? Why does politics – from voting to protesting – seem so pointless? Why is Britain not just 'broken' but also broke? Twenty-something journalists Ed Howker and Shiv Malik tell the sad, maddening story of how their generation's future is being strangled by the culture of short-termism.
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A Republic, If You Can Keep It: A Look into Types of Government
This ten minute video deals with types of government and the Constitution. A good video that explains the difference between types of government and rulers. Students should have a note sheet with the various types of governments so that they can add information from this video to their notes. Some information is questionable and this video needs to be reviewed before showing it to students.
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John Higgins on William Blake
On Thursday 22 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions lecturer is John Higgins a highly respected Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town (UCT) who will discuss a lyric by William Blake "Never seek to tell thy love love that never told can be." Higgins will show how readings of a single poem can also serve to exemplify some of the main intellectual and analytic currents of the past forty years including
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I'm Watching You 24/7
The post-Renaissance world saw the nation-state mature and confront the issue of how to control the lives of its citizens. Two models of political organization, democratic and authoritarian, gradually developed. During the twentieth century, as some nations granted individuals and groups more and more rights, ideology and modern technology enabled authoritarian governments to gain ever more control, until community interest dominated the individual and totalitarianism was born. Although Nazi Ger
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Women in Politics: Applying the Lessons
What barriers face women who choose to enter political life? How can young women be inspired to consider taking an active role in political affairs? Do women bring a special or unique perspective to politics and policy-making? Join Jack Citrin of the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies and ...
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History and Politics Out Loud
HPOL is a collection of invaluable audio materials some available for the first time on this website capturing significant political and historical events and personalities of the twentieth century. The materials range from formal addresses delivered in public settings to private telephone conversations conducted from the innermost recesses of the White House. Our aim is to provide an accessible source of audio information to enliven instruction and scholarship in history and politics and to ena
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Addressing Social Inequality in Chiapas through Local, Healthy and Clean Foods: An Agroecological Vi
In Chiapas, one of the poorest states in Mexico, an estimated 150,000 children are malnourished. To end this problem, governments have implemented food security policies, including food importation and industrial food production. In 2008 alone, Mexico imported 20 million tons of food. While these policies certainly help to remedy the problem in the short term, the massive importation of basic foodstuffs and incentives to industrial agriculture may widen social inequality, threaten health
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"I Am Entitled to Counsel of My Choice": Radical Attorney Robert Treuhaft Challenges HUAC and "McCar
In 1940, Congress passed the Smith Act making it illegal to support the overthrow of state or national governments. In 1949, 11 Communist Party leaders were convicted under this Act. The attorneys for the accused were themselves convicted of contempt of court and half served prison terms. Subsequently, ...
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The Age of Revolutions (1776-1989?) - European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present
An introduction to European history from around 1500 to the present. The central question that the course addresses is how and why Europe-- a small, relatively poor, and politically fragmented place-- became the motor of globalization and a world civilization in its won right. Put differently how did �western� become an adjective that, for better and often for worse, stands in place of �modern.� Our approach will be broadly cultural, i.e. it approaches politics, economics, social life,
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The Enlightenment: Daring to Know and its Difficulties - European Civilization from the Renaissance
An introduction to European history from around 1500 to the present. The central question that the course addresses is how and why Europe-- a small, relatively poor, and politically fragmented place-- became the motor of globalization and a world civilization in its won right. Put differently how did �western� become an adjective that, for better and often for worse, stands in place of �modern.� Our approach will be broadly cultural, i.e. it approaches politics, economics, social life,
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The Function of Parties in America
A political party is a group of people who try to influence policy agendas and whose ultimate goal is to run the government by getting their favorite candidates elected. Two political parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, have long dominated American government and politics. These and other parties are typically differentiated by their beliefs, principles, and policy agenda. In other words, they can be distinguished by their political ideologies. (Video is narrated with slides
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Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey
Social studies teachers will find that the film presents an informative, complex and issue-oriented story that raises controversial questions and provides an exciting way to introduce a number of important concepts in 20th century United States and world history. It offers an opportunity to explore the historical background of current events and issues in the news today; the Middle East crisis, the struggle of developing nations to create stable economies and democratic governments, the legacy o
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Lesson 319: Politics vocab
It’s election time in Brazil and BPP will start a series of lessons about Brazil’s politics history and how elections work here. As a warm up this lesson will serve as a vocabulary reference for the...

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International Politics
International Politics podcast from Johns Hopkins University

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Technics and Future
Companies and governments have to decide upon technological strategies, i.e. which products are to be developed and which processes and infrastructures are required for the future. Several tools to consider technological strategies are dealt with in this course. Study Goals: To acquire insight in the goals, value and limitations of technological forecasting. To acquire the ability to execute a basic technological forecast.
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The Origins Of WW II
This is a slide show about the main causes of WWII. There is reference to dictators and their totalitarian governments, to US isolationism, etc.  (Slides and text but no narration.)
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Sentenced to Health movie advertisement
Recognition of the Soviet Union; Cultural Activities ;Institutional Film Service; Russian Films; Soviet Comedy; Soviet Union;Announcement for a screening of the Soviet comedy "Sentenced to Health" and news reels from a delegation's visit to the Soviet Union.
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Entrepreneurship, Government, and Development in Africa
After centuries of insufferable oppression by colonial powers, bloody independence struggles, and corrupt home-grown regimes, “Africa today is quickly awakening, and determined to mainstream itself in the phenomenon of the globalization process,” says John Kufuor, who served as Ghana’s president for two terms starting
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Caesar part 2 of 5
This is part 2 of 5 of the story of Julus Caesar's Life.  This part of the  video talks about Caesar's life as a young man and his run in politics as a supreme priest of Rome.  Several historians talk about the time in which Julius Caesar lived. 

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The Louisiana Purchase
This video is accompanied by text. "After the malicious campaigning of the election of 1800, Thomas Jefferson focused on reconciling the colonies and restoring the principles of the Revolution of 1776. “We have called by different names brethren of the same principle,” he declared in his first inaugural address. “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.” The tall and lanky politician was, in many ways, the opposite of his short and rotund predecessor.
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