Major Weak Points in Karl Marx

Among the theories and ideas of Karl Marx, we can find many weak points. Most important of these, perhaps, is the labor theory of value, because it is upon this that Marx proves that capitalists exploit the proletariat. This principle of exploitation in and of itself is what justifies the destruction of the capitalist order—without … Continue reading Major Weak Points in Karl Marx


The Revolutions of 1848

Civil upheavals in Europe soon resumed after the revolutions of 1830 with those of 1848. These revolutions primarily affected France and Austria, among other countries. The results of these revolutions, in terms of their main purpose, were unsuccessful, but they fueled the rise of nationalism that had a major role to play in the coming … Continue reading The Revolutions of 1848


Romanticism was a movement contemporary with the later stages of Neoclassicism, but had not much to do with it ideologically. It was not fundamentally opposed to Neoclassicism, as was Modernism, but it placed its emphasis differently. Romanticism focused on the spiritual aspect of humanity, concerning itself more with emotion than with rationality. While Neoclassicism took … Continue reading Romanticism


A movement beginning in the 18th century, Neoclassicism was characterized by a movement towards order and rationality among the arts. As its name suggests, there was a revival of Classical Greek and Roman culture, reflected most notably in architecture. The Neoclassical period coincided with the Enlightenment, and reflects its confidence in reason, among other ideas. … Continue reading Neoclassicism