NES 3805

NES 3805

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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."

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 3805JWST 3805

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17068NES 3805  SEM 101