LEAD 220
Cold War Intellectuals: Civil Rights, Writers and the CIA Fall 2022
Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
Cross-listed AFR 224 / PSCI 221 / AMST 201 / LEAD 220 / INTR 220

Class Details

This weekly tutorial has alternating primary and secondary writers (5pages/2pages). In weekly one-hour sessions, students read their work aloud followed by dialogue and critique. Primary papers are due to respondent/professor 48hrs before the tutorial meets; response papers are emailed to the professor 2hours before the weekly tutorial meets. Readings include: We Charge Genocide; Williams J. Maxwell, F. B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature; Chalmers Johnson, Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire; Hugh Wilford, The Mighty Wurlitzer: How the CIA Played America; “Part III Supervision and Control of the CIA,” Rockefeller Commission Report; Malcolm X Speaks; Sam Greenlee, The Spook Who Sat By the Door; and, The Murder of Fred Hampton. The tutorial is open to all students.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1063
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Attend all classes; submit completed papers 24hours before seminar meets.
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: Juniors and Seniors.
Distributions: Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AFR 224 Division II PSCI 221 Division II AMST 201 Division II LEAD 220 Division II INTR 220 Division II
DPE Notes: This tutorial examines the Cold War between the US and the USSR and attempts to use intellectuals to shape and promote the objectives of powerful state entities. The power struggle between the two "superpowers" impacted cultural production and authors. Some of those authors influenced or enlisted into the Cold War sought equity and equality for their communities and eventually fought against the very political powers that employed them.

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