POLS 374 Foundations of Global Politics. People and Power Lecture Week Two: October 4, 2005. People and Power Key Questions. What is power? Who or what has power? What is the primary or most importance source of power?. People and Power One more question ….
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People and Power Lecture
Week Two: October 4, 2005
This cartoon suggests that, without force, Saddam Hussein could thumb his nose at the the U.S. and the rest of the world. The application of force, however, changed everything. Now Hussein would have to listen!
The Rest of the World:
A “99-pound weakling”
The United States: Power on Steroids
… the recent hurricanes, especially Katrina. No doubt, the United States has a lot of stuff--massive amounts of stuff--but all the stuff in the world is useless if people don’t get together and decide how to best use it. It’s useless if people don’t communicate and don’t cooperate.
H E G E M O N Y ?
Antonio Gramsci (1891 - 1937) was a leading Italian Marxist. He was an intellectual, a journalist and a major theorist who spent his last eleven years in Mussolini’s prisons. During this time, he completed 32 notebooks containing almost 3,000 pages. These notebooks were smuggled out from his prison and published in Italian after the war but did not find an English-language publisher until the 1970s. The central and guiding theme of the Notebooks was the development of a new Marxist theory applicable to the conditions of advanced capitalism.