Monthly Archives: May 2012


(The Locomotive of History.) In a notable expression, Marx described revolutions as the ‘locomotives of history‘. His point was that a substantial build up of power was necessary to drive, or sometimes drag, socio-economic changes forward – anything less powerful … Continue reading

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1. Introduction. Recent events have revealed significant changes in the relationship between heads of western governments and their populations. Almost the first Presidential act of ‘socialist’ Francois Hollande after his election in France, was to rush to meet Germany’s Angela … Continue reading

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