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In the over 100 years since the beginning of the Bolshevik takeover of Russia and subsequent revolutions around the world, communism has killed by various estimates between 100 million and 150 million people. But what led to this destructive belief? How did its violent revolutions begin? And how is it ...
Categories: CrossroadsEpoch CinemaEpochTVSubscribers OnlyThe Dark Origins of Communism
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Everyone desires a good life, but this desire has been exploited by movements promising a utopian idea of "heaven on earth." But what’s really behind these movements? We start this ...
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The communist system first gained ground during the French Revolution and was carried on through various systems by François-Noël “Gracchus” Babeuf, who is considered the first revolutionary communist. We look ...
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The Paris Commune of 1871 is regarded as the first time communism seized power. This violent revolution led to the destruction of a large portion of the arts and architecture ...
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Nazism and fascism are often framed as far-right ideologies. Yet, both systems are rooted in communism, and their policies are strikingly close to modern-day socialist movements. How did these systems ...
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The defining trait of all communist movements has been a belief in social struggle and movements against traditional religious belief. We unpack the Marxist idea of dialectical materialism, and explore ...