A mural of Karl Marx speaking to revolutionaries, with industrial machinations in the background, and a group of capitalists in the foreground.
European History

Why was Karl Marx Convinced Capitalism would Fail?

June 22, 2020

Karl Marx believed capitalism would eventually collapse on itself. He believed the clash between the proletariat and the bourgeois would result in the former overthrowing the latter. Why did he believe this? […]

A painting depicting rioting in Berlin in March 1848, with the monarchist revolutionaries holding aloft their flag in the middle of the image, and the republican revolutionaries to the right with their flag.
European History

The Communist Manifesto and the Revolutions of 1848

June 21, 2020

The Communist Manifesto has had a major impact on world politics and economics, but when it was first published, the Manifesto was mostly ignored. Why was that? And why didn’t it have an impact during the revolutions of 1848? […]

Male hands holding Christian Rosary Beads in prayer.
European History

The Religious Impact of the Printing Press

June 21, 2020

The printing press brought along huge changes in the social fabric of Medieval Europe. Read on to find out about the impacts felt in the Religious discourse of the time. […]

Movable metal type blocks, used by Gutenberg in his press
European History

The Social Impact of the Printing Press

June 21, 2020

While the impacts of the printing press were felt on all spheres of life, perhaps some of the most significant and rippling effects were felt in the social sphere. […]

Picture by OlVic probably of a secret society showing hands holding candles. Secret societies had the ability to convince their followers to believe in something they wanted them to believe in.
American History

Secret Societies: On the Road to Revival?

June 17, 2020

Secret societies emerged in all forms and varieties. One of them being Clampers which ceased and revived again. Social clubs were another face of social societies. How did they start operating and what was the end result? […]

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