Science, Faith, and Survival, with Natan Sharansky (Conversations with History) - UCTV - University of California Television
Science, Faith, and Survival, with Natan Sharansky (Conversations with History)
Premiere Date: 10/25/2004; 51 minutes


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UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler welcomes Natan Sharansky, a minister in the Israeli government and a leading figure in the human rights movement in the Soviet Union during the last stages of the Cold War. They discuss how he survived imprisonment in the Gulag, the role of human rights in bringing on the demise of communism, and the implications of the global human rights struggle for the search for peace in the Middle East. (#8990)

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World History, Culture, and Geography: The Modern World

10.9 Students analyze the international developments in the post-World War II world.

7. Analyze the reasons for the collapse of the Soviet Union, including the weakness of the command economy, burdens of military commitments, and growing resistance to Soviet rule by dissidents in satellite states and the non-Russian Soviet republics.

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