, we discussed the contrast between a “progress narrative”–a story where things are getting better–or the “angel of history,” who says that things are getting worse over time. Imagine that you are discussing what you have learned in this class with someone from outside our class, like a friend or family member. In 750-1000 words, choose ONE topic from this class that you think illustrates either an Angel of History moment or a progress narrative. Describe that topic to this outsider, and make an argument for why you see it as an example of progress or failure.
topic: the great depression
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