The Era of Putin and Trump

What drew Trump to praise the powerful Russian leader, Vladimir Putin? The leaders share a similar view of world order: a strong leader makes a strong nation. The lives of these two world leaders will be examined to understand better how two very different cultural, political, and economic backgrounds could produce such strong figures in the 21st century.  Thornton Oaks, Limit: 26

Required Book:  L. Chukovsky, Sophia Petrovna, ISBN 9780810111509.  

Recommended Book:  Fyodor Dostoevsky (Author), David Patterson (Translator), Gary Saul Morson (Foreword), Winter Notes on Summer Impressions, 1st Edition,  ISBN  978-0810115187

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Jane Knox‘s background as a Professor of Russian at Bowdoin College has prepared her to teach a course on these two dictatorial leaders and the two different cultural backgrounds that produced them.

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