“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.”
Through the examination of three general Progressive aims (greater democracy, less inequality, and increased living conditions), this article addresses the modern applicability of early twentieth century reforms; specifically focusing on what they sought to address, as well as their lasting impact on American politics.
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.
Over 200 years after his birth, let us reflect 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 strengths and weaknesses of the capitalist system itself.
The last century of rapid global development has led to perhaps the defining challenge of the 21st Century; how interconnected can our society become before human nature intervenes?