It… Rulers will be voted out, retire, or die while in power, and the new leader will make changes. Narrowing down a list of songs about social change is a tremendous privilege, but also a challenging one, especially given the immediacy of artists’ responses to the state of the world today. Marx, Bakunin and others radical thinkers – and activists – of the mid-19 th century shared a common belief that the proletariat was the agent of social change. It … Political change is a normal function of internal and external politics.

Epidemics also, as we’re seeing now, have tremendous effects on social and political stability.