Marx in Modern Age

Ryan McGinley
Professor Guista
English 101
Final Essay
The New Generation Proletariat
For decades, the United States of America and Iran have participated in a high stakes game of “Red Light, Green Light”. Recently, the tension between the two countries, as well as other western nations, has been brought to the forefront of global conversation. This heightened awareness of the aforementioned tension, is largely due to Iran’s continued efforts to utilize nuclear technology as a way “to meet its civilian requirements in the scientific, medical, environmental and agriculture fields”(Ahmad Edrissian, Cuban Conference). This agenda is of little importance to the U.S., who would argue that the possibility for nuclear weapons manufacturing is far too high to allow Iran to continue with their nuclear program. Where Iran sees an opportunity for national growth, the U.S. sees a potential, global, security threat. Now, it can be debated as to whether or not Iran should be able to continue with their nuclear program, but that is not the topic of this essay. What is more intriguing, and what is the subject of this argumentative paper, is what will become of these two nations as a result of such a volatile situation. In order to fully understand the global interactions between this Western superpower and this Middle Eastern magnate, it is necessary to reflect on the works of some of history’s most enlightened thinkers. By applying the respective ideologies of Niccolo Machiavelli and Karl Marx to the tumultuous circumstance between the United State of America and Iran, it can be argued that, eventually, Iran stands to become the dominant economic power in their relationship.
The renowned works of Niccolo Machiavelli are still studied and appreciated by a worldwide audience, today. His noble background and education in economics lent to his unique philosophy on power, human rights, and imperialism. The Prince is a practical approach to what Machiavelli refers to as attaining...