When he arrived in America, newspapers called him the “Apostle of Peace.” He “will surely unite the East and West,” the president of Stanford University remarked, “for he treads the mystic way with practical feet.”
The political pamphletarguably the most influential in historyproclaimed that the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles
Rights of Man (1791), a book by Thomas Paine, including 31 articles, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard the natural rights of its people
Smith, a Scottish philosopher by trade, wrote the book to upend the mercantilist system.
Leviathan rigorously argues that civil peace and social unity are best achieved by the establishment of a commonwealth through social contract.
Confucianism is a philosophical system encompassing ideology, culture and academia, brought together by Confucius, then followed and developed by successive generations of his disciples over the past 2,500 years.