Prison Abolition – What it is and Why We Need it

According to a Pew Research Center report in 2008, 1 in every 100 Americans is in prison. In the United States, around 2,298,300 people are in the penal system out of a global prison population of around 9 million. Of the American prison population, 59% are either Black or Hispanic. Incarceration and punishment have long …

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Against the Nation-State

In the minds of most people, self-determination is often defined by a group of people obtaining control of their own state and governing themselves. The nation-state is generally the most accepted method of achieving this. While there is no doubting that the construct of the nation-state can allow for a people group to govern their …

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Some Thoughts on Rousseau, Human Nature, and Capitalism

As I write this, I am currently in the middle of finishing part 2 of my Irish history essay project. Encompassing the vast tapestry of Irish history into a small collection of papers is proving to be quite the monumental task, one of which I may not conquer until the end of the school semester. …

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