Western Civilization Class

Karl Marx’s Failed Predictions

Karl Marx (1818-1883) was a proponent of socialism and communism, and believed that socialism was superior to capitalism. Marx said that socialism will produce more goods and services compared to capitalism and he gave several reasons. He said that socialism will run smoothly and won’t be interrupted by the business cycle. Looking back in history there has never been a… Continue reading Karl Marx’s Failed Predictions

English Class: Western Literature

The Storms In Crusoe’s Life

Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe contains several descriptions of the storms that Crusoe went through. There are a few reasons why these descriptions are necessary to the narrative.  One significant reason why the descriptions of the storms is important, is the fundamental role it plays in the narrative. His first sea voyage, after running away from his parents… Continue reading The Storms In Crusoe’s Life

Western Civilization Class

Classical Liberalism

Classical liberalism is an ideology that started to form in the late 18th century and fully developed in the 19th century. Unlike modern liberals in the US today, classical liberalists believed in the freedom of speech and of the press, in the protection of private property, and in religious liberty. They also believed in a laissez-faire (free-market) economy and,… Continue reading Classical Liberalism