(OLLI At UVM PRESENTS) Wagner, Nietzsche and the Origins of Fascism with James West
Examine the rise of German national consciousness through the works of Wagner and Nietzsche. Discuss the musical works of Wagner, with emphasis on the monumental Ring of the Nibelungen. Explore the explosive philosophy of Fredrich Nietzsche. Participants will be expected to read excerpts from Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy and his Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Finally, we will plot the intensification of nationalist thought leading to The Great War of 1914-1918.
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