2020-09-08 12:56:01 UTC
By Bradford Betz
Published 11 hours ago
Washington and Lee University is coming under scrutiny for offering a
course on “How to Overthrow the State,” though the school’s president
says the course has been “sensationalized” by the media.
Officially titled “Writing Seminar for First-Years,” the course places
students “at the head of a popular revolutionary movement aiming to
overthrow a sitting government and forge a better society.”
"How will you attain power? How will you communicate with the masses?
How do you plan on improving the lives of the people? How will you
deal with the past?" the description states. "From Frantz Fanon to Che
Guevara to Mohandas Gandhi and others, we explore examples of
revolutionary thought and action from across the Global South,” reads
the course description on WLU’s website.
Students who take the course will produce a “Manifesto, drafting a
white paper that critically analyzes a particular issue” and “write a
persuasive essay on rewriting history and confronting memory.”