13th March 2023.Reading time 9 minutes.
Not too long ago there was hope that Russia and the West would soon be allies and that Europe would enjoy a long-lasting peace. Much of the credit for that hopeful era belongs to Mikhail Gorbachev, one of the 20th Century’s most consequential and transformative leaders. Thirty-eight years after Gorbachev became the final General Secretary of the Communist […]
3rd October 2022.Reading time 5 minutes.
This year marks 155 years since Das Kapital was first published in 1867. It is one of the major works of the 19th-century economist and philosopher Karl Marx (1818–83). It is essentially a description of how the capitalist system works and how, Marx claims, it will destroy itself and become the foundation of international communism. Marx had already set […]
20th December 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
There have been numerous protests worldwide during 2021, and perhaps the most sustained demonstrations have been those in Colombia. Beginning with passionate demonstrations against government tax reform measures in late April, the protests have grown to address grievances against police brutality, income inequality, the lack of economic opportunity, and poverty, all of which have been exacerbated […]