Democracy Without Private Property?

Democracy Without Private Property?

This article studies John Locke’s perception of private property as the ultimate enabler of freedom and democracy; an idea which defined the future course of Western democracy. How relevant is this idea today in the context of modern capitalism? Could a democratic society exist without this notion of property rights? 

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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 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 fascist uprisings of Europe and the communist revolutions throughout the East; 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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