JWST 3805

JWST 3805

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019. Courses of Study 2019-2020 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

We are all the living dead – alive but bound to die, and know it. In this course we will learn how existential fears and anxieties shape our politics, partly through moral meaning-making. While the politics of fear is on the rise worldwide, Israel has seen it long ago. Throughout its existence, Israel has grown strong, but its existential fears have not subsided. Israel, moreover, can teach us about the role of freedom and morality in politics. Israel's existential fears, alongside the realization of choice, has prompted Zionists to seek existential legitimation. In recent years, however, a growing frustration at attainting such legitimacy has fostered "bad faith politics," substituting freedom with a sense of "no choice."

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 3805NES 3805

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17067JWST 3805  SEM 101

    • M
    • Staff

  • New faculty member, Uriel Abulof (from Univ. Tel Aviv), will be teaching this class.