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Why Isn’t Palestine A State Yet?

Why Isn’t Palestine A State Yet?

In May of 2015, the Vatican officially recognized the State of Palestine. They joined at least 135 UN members who also acknowledge Palestine’s independence. However, a number of countries, Israel and the US in particular, have failed to recognize the legitimacy of an independent Palestinian state, with it’s four million inhabitants. So what’s the deal? Why isn’t Palestine a state? Among other important political and ideological factors, it really comes down to a lack of definite borders and competing Palestinian…

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What Is Socialism?

What Is Socialism?

What do Scandinavia, Bernie Sanders, and the Soviet Union have in common? Arguably the most misused theory of all time: socialism. The word is thrown around in popular culture and political discourse as both a pejorative and a compliment. But how can the same system be behind both the Nazi Party and Finland’s world-class education system? What exactly is Socialism? Well, in it’s most simple form, socialism is when a population collectively owns and controls the means of production, and…

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What Is Communism?

What Is Communism?

As diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States improve, we wanted to look at the political philosophy behind the long embargoed nation. Cuba is one of the last communist dictatorships left in the world, and since extreme anti-communist sentiments in the mid 20th century, the philosophy has been a regular fixture in political discussions. So we wanted to know, what exactly is communism? Well, there are a number of overlapping philosophies and socioeconomic systems that can be described as…

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