100 Years of Political Assassinations

Ref: C2225351

We will be looking at the traditions of tyranny from Caesar via Henri IV to Perceval, Lincoln, Cleveland. We will cover a wide range of topics including: propaganda of the deed, dynamiters, false flags, policing and anarchists, violence and fascism’s roots - Sarajevo and Jaures, Rasputin, Barthou, Darlan and Albion perfidre syndrome - Lumumba, Hammarskjold, Kennedy, Palme and Jo Cox

Course aim

To explain in depth and in historical, political, social and cultural contexts, some eminent individuals’ assassinations 1914 to 2016

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Define false flag operations Define conspiracy and false
  • Describe governments’ covert support for particular assassinations, for example in Italy and Germany during the 1930s.
  • Explain how, or if, particular assassinations made a difference to Congo, Israel and the United Nations.
  • Decide whether civic and moral consciousness, or railings and mass surveillance, are likely to deter potential assassins..
  • Describe why Norway, Sweden and the UK are not free of the threat of attempted assassinations

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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100 Years of Political Assassinations

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