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American Foreign Intervention

We discussed in class the other day the United States’ moral obligation to intervene during the Serb genocide in Bosnia.  At the heart of this issue are two often conflicting moral philosophies.  One, which values rational self interest, prevents a … Continue reading

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Peasants as a Tool for the Acquisition of Power

In our last textbook reading I noticed that the success of Deng Xiaoping can be largely attributed to his allying with the peasants.  I couldn’t help but realize that this was the same technique Mao Zedong used to acquire power … Continue reading

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Marx and Engels on Nonviolence

A few days ago, I asked the question in class, how would Marx view the lack of violence in the Indian revolution?  Knowing that Marx believed violence was necessary for a successful revolution, I wanted to understand why.  I did … Continue reading

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