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Russell Jacoby


PROFESSOR IN RESIDENCE


Contact Information

Email    RJACOBY@HISTORY.UCLA.EDU
Office  5290 Bunche Hall
Phone  310-206-2625

Degrees

Universities of Chicago, Wisconsin and Rochester
Ph.D. Rochester, 1974

Selected Publications

Bloodlust: On the Roots of Violence from Cain and Abel to the Present (Free Press, 2011)

Picture Imperfect: Utopian thought for an Anti-Utopian Age (Columbia University Press, 2005)

The End of Utopia: Politics and Culture in the Age of Apathy (Basic Books, 1999)

Dogmatic Wisdom: How the Culture Wars Divert Education and Distract America (Doubleday, 1994)

The Last Intellectuals: American Culture in the Age of Academe (Basic Books, 1987; new edition with new Introduction, Basic Books 2000)

The Repression of Psychoanalysis: Otto Fenichel and the Political Freudians (Basic Books, 1983)

Dialectic of Defeat: Contours of Western Marxism (Cambridge University Press, 1981)

Social Amnesia: A Critique of Contemporary Psychology (Beacon Press, 1975; Transaction, 1997)

Anthology: The Bell Curve Debate: History, Documents, Opinions (Times Books, 1995).

Articles and reviews in American Historical Review,Grand Street, Nation, Los Angeles Times, London Review of Books,New York Times, Harpers and elsewhere.

Research

Twentieth Century European and American intellectual history.

Current Courses by Term

2016 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to Present

Honors Contracts

Directed Research in History

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Culture and History of Utopias

Previous Courses by Term

2015 Spring Quarter

Culture and History of Utopias

2015 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Historical Practice: Variable Topics in U.S. History

History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

2014 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to Present

Capstone Seminar: History -- Europe

2014 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Historical Practice: Variable Topics in U.S. History

History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

2013 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to Present

2013 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Historical Practice: Variable Topics in European History

History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

Culture and History of Utopias

2012 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Culture and History of Utopias

2011 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Historical Practice: Variable Topics in European History

History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

Colloquium for Entering Graduate Students in Modern European History

2011 Spring Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

Capstone Seminar: History -- Europe

2011 Winter Quarter

Culture and History of Utopias

2010 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Historical Practice: Variable Topics in European History

Culture and History of Utopias

2009 Fall Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

Capstone Seminar: History -- Europe

2009 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Historical Practice: Variable Topics in European History

2008 Fall Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- Europe

Topics in History: Modern Europe

Topics in History: U.S.

2008 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Historical Practice: Variable Topics in European History

Culture and History of Utopias

2007 Fall Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- U.S.

Topics in History: Modern Europe

Topics in History: U.S.

2007 Winter Quarter

Culture and History of Utopias

2006 Fall Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: Europe

Topics in History: Modern Europe

2006 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Historical Practice: Variable Topics in European History

Culture and History of Utopias

2005 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

Colloquium for Entering Graduate Students in Modern European History

2005 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Introduction to Historical Practice: Variable Topics in European History

2005 Winter Quarter

History of Social Thought

2004 Fall Quarter

History of Social Thought

History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: Europe

Topics in History: Modern Europe

2004 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Historical Practice

2004 Winter Quarter

History of Social Thought

2003 Fall Quarter

History of Social Thought

History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

2003 Winter Quarter

Culture and History of Utopias

2002 Fall Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

2002 Winter Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

Culture and History of Utopias

2001 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Historical Practice

History and Historians

2001 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Historical Practice

Culture and History of Utopias

2001 Winter Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

2000 Fall Quarter

History and Historians

2000 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Historical Practice

Culture and History of Utopias

2000 Winter Quarter

History of France: The Making of Modern France, 1871 to the Present

1999 Fall Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

1999 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Historical Practice

1999 Winter Quarter

History and Historians

1998 Fall Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

1998 Spring Quarter
1998 Winter Quarter
1997 Fall Quarter

Previous Courses by Course

HIST 1C
Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to Present

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

HNRS 55
Culture and History of Utopias

2015 Spring Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2011 Winter Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2003 Winter Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

2001 Spring Quarter

2000 Spring Quarter

HIST 121E
History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

HIST 97D
Introduction to Historical Practice: Variable Topics in U.S. History

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

HIST 191C
Capstone Seminar: History -- Europe

2014 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

HIST 97C
Introduction to Historical Practice: Variable Topics in European History

2013 Winter Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2009 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

HIST 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2012 Winter Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

HIST 225
Colloquium for Entering Graduate Students in Modern European History

2011 Fall Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

HIST 191C
Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- Europe

2008 Fall Quarter

HIST 201E
Topics in History: Modern Europe

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

HIST 201H
Topics in History: U.S.

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

HIST 191D
Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- U.S.

2007 Fall Quarter

HIST 191C
Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: Europe

2006 Fall Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

GE CLST 21B
History of Social Thought

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

HIST 99
Introduction to Historical Practice

2004 Spring Quarter

2001 Fall Quarter

2001 Spring Quarter

2000 Spring Quarter

1999 Spring Quarter

HIST 125E
History of Modern Europe: Era of Total War, 1914 to 1945

2003 Fall Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

2001 Winter Quarter

1999 Fall Quarter

1998 Fall Quarter

GE CLST 21A
History of Social Thought

2003 Fall Quarter

HIST 100
History and Historians

2001 Fall Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter

HIST 128C
History of France: The Making of Modern France, 1871 to the Present

2000 Winter Quarter

HIST 100A

1998 Spring Quarter

HIST 99

1998 Winter Quarter

HIST 125E

1997 Fall Quarter