The Dilemmas of Authority and Contractarianism (Hobbes, 1651)

The Dilemmas of Authority and Contractarianism (Hobbes, 1651)

Who is worthy of governing? When should authority be questioned and obeyed? Is concentrated power destined to be corrupted? This article utilizes the work of Thomas Hobbes, specifically Leviathan (1651), to explore these questions and more.

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Theorizing an Anarchist Society (with Diego Abad de Santillan)

Theorizing an Anarchist Society (with Diego Abad de Santillan)

By studying a detailed blueprint of an anarchist society, as found in Diego Abad de Santillan’s After the Revolution (1937), we can better understand the ideology of anarcho-syndicalism; the problems which it seeks to address and its proposals for collective governing. 

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The Revolutionary Life and Legacy of Emma Goldman (1869-1940)

The Revolutionary Life and Legacy of Emma Goldman (1869-1940)

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.

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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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