The studies of society, power and politics raise critical questions such as ‘Who/What are the drivers of social innovation?’, ‘What brings about social change?’ and ‘What is the role of popular deviance in conducting change?’. This article explores these questions and more.
By utilizing primary sources of two anarchist uprisings (The Paris Commune of 1871 and Revolutionary Catalonia in 1936) in conjunction with the ideas of philosophers Peter Kropotkin and George Orwell, this article explores the revolutionary values and objectives of collectivist anarchism.
“From the development of the welfare state in America to the communist revolutions of the East and the fascist uprisings throughout Europe; nearly every inch of the globe witnessed an ideological revolution, each advancing the government’s role in a nation’s society and economy – for better or worse.”
This article seeks to uncover the democratic mindset through the practice of speaking with dissenters; hopefully teaching readers how to communicate with the ominous ‘other side,’ as well as how to understand their perspective and accept/embrace them as your national cohort.