This week’s lecture on the history and geography of current global events examined the on-going political and economic crisis in Brazil. The lecture slides, converted to PDF format, can be found at the links below. (As the file was large, it was divided into two parts.)
I ended the lecture with some images and comments pertaining to my frustrations with the idea of the one-dimensional (left-right) political spectrum. I find that I need to constantly evoke this notion when discussing political issues, yet at the same time I think that it obscures as much if not more than it reveals. In the end, I think that we would be better off envisaging political ideas within a complex, multi-dimensional space, but that is easier to advocate than to accomplish.