Marxism-Leninism: Expectations and Reality

Introduction Marxism-Leninism was the official theory of the Soviet Union, and in several other so-called “communist” countries. Predictions of that famous theory, as described for example in (1), turned out to be in conflict with reality. What was expected to become an ideal

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A Medical Perspective of Capitalism

As a future doctor, I have a penchant for analyzing everyday situations and relationships with a scientific, empirical mindset. That is, as I see social constructs and interactions, organizational structures and systems of both governments and communities, I try to reconcile them

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Donald Trump and America’s “Night of the Long Knives”

Words matter. Sometimes they do because they express truth, yet often because they only convince. Propagandists understand this well and congenitally favor persuasion over accuracy. The rhetoric of the current presidential election season is seasoned with spicy epithets: Bernie Sanders the “socialist,”

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Gentrification and the Class Cleansing of our Cities

Baltimore, Baseball and Burning Buildings The Hartford Courant recently published the editorial “Why Hartford Is In A Better Place Than Baltimore.” That truth remaining undetermined, Hartford and Baltimore are at least historically comparable. Urban development projects, like Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Hartford’s recent

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