“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.”
How is social change ultimately conducted? What role does deviance play in conducting large-scale social change? Who/What are the ultimate drivers of social innovation? In a world plagued with suffering and injustice, these questions are more relevant than ever and demand contemplation.
Who is worthy of governing? When should authority be questioned and obeyed? How can power be equitably distributed and maintained? This article utilizes sources in the fields of philosophy, political science and history to explore these questions and more.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.