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Ethnic Cleansing, Class Cleansing: From Hannah Arendt to Victor Zaslavsky

Peter Baehr, Professor of Social Theory at Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Please join us on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 4 p.m. in Herter Hall 601 for a presentation by Peter Baehr, Professor of Social Theory at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Baehr’s presentation is entitled "Ethnic Cleansing, Class Cleansing: From Hannah Arendt to Victor Zaslavsky.” He will discuss Victor Zaslavsky’s important theory of totalitarianism and how this theory accords with and diverges from that of Hannah Arendt’s. Zaslavsky was a Jewish Russian-born author and political sociologist, and Arendt is considered the most influential theorist of totalitarianism against whom all successors must be measured.

This program is sponsored by the Department of History, with funding support from the Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies.