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Jürgen Habermas | Wikipedia audio article

Jürgen Habermas | Wikipedia audio article

Jürgen Habermas (UK: , US: ; German: [ˈjʏɐ̯ɡn̩ ˈhaːbɐmaːs]; born 18 June 1929) is a German philosopher and sociologist in the tradition of critical theory and pragmatism. He is perhaps best known for his theories on communicative rationality and the public sphere. In 2014, Prospect readers chose Habermas as one of their favourites among the “world’s leading thinkers”.Associated with the Frankfurt School, Habermas’s work focuses on the foundations of epistemology and social theory, the analysis of advanced capitalism and democracy,…

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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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