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Lenin’s Failed Revolution

Many contemporary historians argue that history will always favor the October Revolution, of 1917, as a socialist victory. To deny this overstatement is not historical revisionism. Rather, it is a broader understanding of Marxian principles of and the application of Communist theoretical dialectics. Lenin’s Revolution was an obvious deviation from the standard Marxian “laws of […]

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We need a Fundamental Understanding of History and Theory more than Anything

It is without a doubt that we live in perilous times, ripe with the inconsistencies of identity politics and the dogmas of the right and left. With the ascendancy of Trump as president, and the death of Fidel Castro, just to name a few salient events in the last few weeks, it seems that the […]

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On The Politics of The Individual

It has been the case, more often than not, throughout history that individuals have sought the validation of others. In fact the central facet of an individual’s life may be based on the idea that he or she necessitates the approval, the ever present nod of others in order to persevere in one’s life. The […]

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The Solipsism of our Mind

The question which is placed upon us everyday is whether the mind is an individual machine, which is differentiated from all other bodies in the universe.

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The Difficulties of Writing American History

It was a rash decision on my part to go ahead and write on American history. In fact, it was perhaps one of the most difficult things that I had ever done in my entire life. It is more often than not that people lack the understanding of what actually goes into writing a history […]

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Repression in Zhang Xiaogang’s “Comrade”: The State, The Individual, and The Psyche

Zhang Xiaogang’s “Comrade” undoubtedly deals with the repression of the individual as a result of the hegemonic culture present in China. This is of no surprise as the totalitarian forces of the Chinese state have made it difficult to distinguish the line between the individual and the masses, in an attempt to normalize deindividuation in an Orwellian fashion. Therefore […]

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Fitzgerald: How Tender Is The Night?

When it comes to Fitzgerald, very few of us cannot fall in love with his masterful command of the English language but also the manner in which he presents bourgeois, care-free people doing nothing with their lives but engaging in meaningless socializing with  their peers. Still, what a thrill! The charm and delicacy of Fitzgerald’s […]

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Cicero’s Antipathy Towards Clodia Metelli

Clodia Metelli, vindictively referred to as the “Medea of the Palatine” by Cicero, like most Roman matronas was a woman in a man’s world. The prevalent consensus in modern historiography has her placed as a subject not only presented through men’s writing, but also through their tendentious intents. Thus, the question is how do the few sources that exist actually depict […]

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One People, Multiple Nations

There are few historians who have ever given Churchill the honour he respects through the means by which they look at history and analyze it. Rightly so as the history of the English Speaking Peoples, one of the richest and most versatile in that of humanity has proven immensely difficult to describe, even more so […]

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The Axioms of Modern Historiography

The problem with modern historiography and the way historians study history is that they tend to dwell too much into abstractions, when in fact history should be studied through individuals and their stories. How many times have you picked up a book or read a short piece on some event that described everything accordingly, but you couldn’t relate to […]