Madison’s Fear of Pure Democracy

Madison’s Fear of Pure Democracy

“I see democracy as a spectrum, with the most democratic end inhibiting popular control of all economic and governmental functions, and the other end being a centralized authority which occasionally listens to the voice of the people. The framers were tasked with finding the middle ground between these extremes, and I believe they were motivated by both sincere ideology and a desire to protect their personal interests.”

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Theorizing an Anarchist Society (After the Revolution, 1937)

Theorizing an Anarchist Society (After the Revolution, 1937)

By studying a detailed blueprint for an anarchist society, as found in Diego Abad de Santillan’s After the Revolution (1937), we can better understand the ideology of anarcho-syndicalism, as well as the democratic and anti-capitalist philosophy which fuels it.

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The Historical Practice of Collectivist Anarchism

The Historical Practice of Collectivist Anarchism

By utilizing primary sources of two influential socialist 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 left-wing anarchism.

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The 20th Century: Testing Grounds for Government Ideology

The 20th Century: Testing Grounds for Government Ideology

“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.”

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Was Karl Marx Correct About the Future of Capitalism?

Was Karl Marx Correct About the Future of Capitalism?

Over 200 years after his birth, this article reflects on the challenges which Marx predicted would curse the future of capitalism – and why such predictions have or haven’t come true. In the process, we shall hopefully begin to understand not only the intricate mind of Karl Marx but the strengths and weaknesses of capitalism itself.

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