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An Introduction to Theda Skocpol’s States and Social Revolutions – A Macat Politics Analysis

Welcome to the Macat Multimedia Series. A Macat Analysis of Theda Skocpol’s States and Social Revolutions. What changes when a social revolution occurs? Theda Skocpol is an American sociologist and political scientist. She wrote States and Social Revolutions in 1979 to explain the forces that cause states to face revolt. Skocpol made an important distinction between a ‘revolution’ and a...

Libertarian Philosophy: Rawls and Nozick on Liberty & Equality – Learn Liberty

One way to think about this tension between liberty and equality is to look at an exchange that took place between two of the great American political philosophers in the 20th century, Robert Nozick and John Rawls. John Rawls had argued that equality was really the benchmark, the moral benchmark, for social and political institutions and that any deviation from...