Dr. Ben Robinson, chair and associate professor of Germanic Studies, discusses the emergence of capitalism as the mode of production and questions its continued utility. In considering the driving forces of society under capitalism, the state and the market, Dr. Robinson urges us to consider the power the people wield. It is among the people, the public, that creativity and the possibility of progress lives. We, the people, also have influential power.
This conversation took place July 24, 2020.