At a time of unprecedented distrust in academic institutions, this article contemplates the purpose of education, the importance of scholarship, and the responsibility of intellectuals. By exploring these concepts, readers are exposed to the many successes and failures of contemporary scholarship.
Adjusted for inflation, The United States defense budget has multiplied by sixty over the last century. This article reflects on the development of the Department of Defense and the early impacts of America’s permanent wartime economy.
Nearly a century after the Catalan experiment with syndicalism, the Basque region of Spain now hosts the most expansive network of cooperatives in the world. The unique structure of the Mondragon Corporation provides insight into how multinational corporations could function democratically in a predominantly capitalist setting.
Considering the past three centuries of economic development, how would Enlightenment philosophers critique modern capitalism? Has the West’s economic structure developed as they hoped? Would they approve of modern state-capitalism? These questions are crucial to uncovering the current applicability of Enlightenment ideals.