Throughout my reading of A History of World Societies (Wiesner-Hanks, 2018), I will summarize each chapter. By understanding humanity’s first steps towards modern civilization, we can acquire context to contemporary society and better realize our collective successes and failures.
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.
My recent exploration of radical philosophers has brought me to the work of Emma Goldman; the influential anarchist writer who inspired a generation of radicals to reject hierarchy, capitalism, and government. This article examines her extraordinary life, as well as the infamous legacy she left behind.
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.
This article analyzes the perspective and values of Howard Zinn, specifically in his acclaimed work, A People’s History of the United States (1980). By studying his narrative of American history, we can learn more about the process of studying “history from below” in a nation plagued with clashing histories and narratives.
By studying the build-up and fallout of Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978), this article explores the cases for/against affirmative action, specifically in the context of public universities and their admissions processes.
“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.”