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The Chinese Dream

The recently appointed Chinese president Xi Jinping has recently adopted the popular slogan the “Chinese dream,” which ironically plays on the idealistic American dream where Capitalism allows one to earn his or her money through enterprise without too much government … Continue reading

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Stalin Takes the Place of the Bourgeoisie

After reading about Stalin’s rise to power and his style of ruling the USSR, I could not help but wonder if he essentially replaced the bourgeoisie as the new “exploiting” party.  In Stalin’s Soviet society, the proletariat appeared to have … Continue reading

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The Correlation Between Wealth and Religion

While reading The Communist Manifesto I was intrigued by Marx’s theory on the purpose and general function of religion in society.  Marx’s claim that religion exists as a means of the ruling class to exploit the working class through false … Continue reading

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Communism in America

In late November of 2012, the Russian political newspaper associated with the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, known as Pravda, stated, “Communists have won in America…” in reference to President Obama’s reelection.  Then, Pravda furthered their criticism of the … Continue reading

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Republicanism Leading to the “American Enlightenment”

After returning home from hard fought days on the battlefields, Americans united behind the shared value of a republican government.  Americans solely decided to break away from Great Britain because they genuinely felt that their liberties were being violated by … Continue reading

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Voltaire and the Enlightenment

As I was reading about Voltaire and his theories, I contemplated his ideal version of society and what it would encompass.  It struck me as  odd that his philosophy emphasized that human beings “are rarely worthy to govern themselves.” Furthermore, … Continue reading

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