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Comrade 05/21/2020 (Thu) 18:04:43 No. 1735 [Reply] [Last]
Can anyone explain to me what Georges Sorel was about? I don't have means to get any of his books in where I live and I don't have much information about him other than Wikipedia.
>>1735 Can you not, look online? The only things I know about him was that he was a big theorist in the pre WWI Syndicalist movements and believed in like Voluntary Marxism but later a Nationalist of sorts and a supporter of the Bolsheviks. He was an odd fellow who inspired people from Lenin, Gramsci to Hitler and Evola. Again I'm sure you could find his writings online.
Sorel is usually seen as a heterodox thinker because he has been influential in radical movements which are politically very desperate. This seems strange to a lot of people, but once you study his work it starts to seem perfectly natural. He has a whole thing about the importance of myth and the warrior ethos. Similar to what Plato advocated in the Republic in some regards. I think his most influential point though is the one which kinda pops the "oh so mysterious" bubble around him. He wrote a pretty solid and widely read defense of political violence called "Reflections on Violence". Naturally, any movement seeking to justify street violence will point to this, since it has name recognition and is only vaguely tied to any one political alignment. I have attached a pdf of the aforementioned book. Unless you live somewhere with limited internet such that you can't access Russian servers though you definitely have access to Sorel's work (as well as most other books in general). Library Genesis is your friend.
>>1756 >desperate woops, meant disparate

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Comrade 05/23/2020 (Sat) 01:48:15 No. 1747 [Reply] [Last]
Any good books on the events of May '68? Hopefully from a modern day perspective. Documentaries are also welcomed. I was looking into The Imaginary Revolution: Parisian Students and Workers in 1968 by Michael Seidman, but couldn't find any pdfs, so if you have one that you could share that'd be great.

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MMt,Rate of Profit and Marxist economics Comrade 05/18/2020 (Mon) 15:05:31 No. 1683 [Reply] [Last]
Hello anons, as you could guess from the title of the thread my question is: Assuming Marx's LTRPF is true, in a moment in which low profitability gives birth to crisis can't the government (acting in an MMT framework) simply act to employ the unemployed with good wages thereby raising in this way demand for consumer goods and then the rate of profit via price increases? Or is there something am i missing?
>>1683 personnaly, I think that one big limitation to this may be natural ressources (or its lack of). I don't think marx thought of that, as states were at his time in history, not at the size (or economic power) they have now

Knowledge/Skill Exchange Comrade 04/23/2020 (Thu) 10:50:52 No. 1291 [Reply] [Last]
Here we post our fields of expertise, in hopes to share the knowledge with our fellow comrades. Ask any questions to comrades in this thread regarding their skills, and post your own. Maybe we can create a chat eventually to teach things at a more in depth level. Me: Native English speaker, very good at math, okay at similar sciences, and computer science, can help with music regarding drums/guitar/songwriting etc. I'm particularly interested in learning Chinese (Mandarin), I've just started learning some basics, if anyone has any advice or resources for learning that would be great.
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>>1307 I can help point you in the right direction, what level of math/phys are you at the moment and where would you like to be?
>>1308 If you want some leftist news in French, I can recommend you Le Média https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT67YOMntJxfRnO_9bXDpvw
bumping this for the potential
Me: Uni educated marketer. Can do most forms of digital advertising, print, strategy, copy but main strength is being a generalist who leans towards strategy and appreciating proper research. Learning (slowly) basic css/html and SEO. Also planning to read more economics after finishing Kapital vol.1. Would like to pick up Spanish again sometime in the future.
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Any online programs for learning music notes we know of?

Comrade 05/20/2020 (Wed) 04:16:47 No. 1710 [Reply] [Last]
Does anyone have documents showing any historical inaccuracies or other inaccuracies in "Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat."
>>1711 and thats all you need

Comrade 05/20/2020 (Wed) 11:13:36 No. 1719 [Reply] [Last]
I know asking this is futile due to how comprehensive it is, but what are some good philosophy books to get a well rounded education on Philosophy? It could be anywhere from college introduction textbooks to actual works. inb4 start with the greeks!

Historian 03/27/2020 (Fri) 09:19:41 No. 79 [Reply] [Last]
ITT people who were worse than Hitler
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>>1495 Stop it. We're not posting based people
>>1461 Churchill's greatest hits include leading one of the most disastrous offensives of WWI, being war secretary of Britain and supporting allied intervention in Russia which left millions of dead, using chemical attacks against kurds and russians, wanting to bomb the USSR, the Bengal famine, planning to start WW3, ousting Mossadegh in Iran, repressing workers during protests like the Tonypandy riots, and more. He's somehow still taught as a hero of freedom and democracy everywhere by liberals and neocons
Edward Bernays
A lot of Hitler’s little henchmen were more sadistic and cruel than he was Case in point: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Dirlewanger

Comrade 05/17/2020 (Sun) 23:02:39 No. 1677 [Reply] [Last]
any good books on the medieval period? yes i have already read the peseant war in germany, no i did not understood what the fuck it was saying
https://archive.org/details/historyofthemiddleages/ History of the Middle Ages. A 1988 Soviet work.

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How to get woke cheat sheet Comrade 05/03/2020 (Sun) 19:41:00 No. 1453 [Reply] [Last]
/Leftypol/ didn't bite, let's see if /edu/ acctually might read something. >Read capital and complimentary theory. >No! Really, READ capital and complimentary theory. >No, not like that! >Ok basically read this quote down below by fucking Karl Marx. >And at least read the text on point 1 down below. >Why? > To understand why your current party isn't even being shut down or disturbed by the Porky Police. >You are in your current state, totally harmless. >Let's not keep it that way. "It is all the more clear what we have to accomplish at present: I am referring to ruthless criticism of all that exists, ruthless both in the sense of not being afraid of the results it arrives at and in the sense of being just as little afraid of conflict with the powers that be. Therefore I am not in favour of raising any dogmatic banner." - Karl Marx 1: https://www.krisis.org/1999/manifesto-against-labour/

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bump, props cus scientific socialism.
Michael Parenti Videos in youtube
Huh OP that's Robert Kurz in the pic, have you read him? https://libcom.org/history/expropriation-time-robert-kurz

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Comrade 05/05/2020 (Tue) 11:30:09 No. 1502 [Reply] [Last]
this is bunkerchan anybody knows how people build a bunker can you make a diy bunker by yourself
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>>1504 >who has the keys for bunkers like these? Porkies >Is there someone employed by municipalities that administer bunkers? Does it even matter?
>>1508 Huh?
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>>1502 Nuclear War Survival Skills is supposed to be the best civil defense manual out there. PDF attached.
>Live in a house with a large basement >wall's should be Three standard bricks / paver's thick and go up either till the ceiling if the celiling itself is concrete / brick / stone etc or fully enclose the top with more bricks / paver's if the roof of you're basement is anything weaker then that >Should be large enough to have a bed / bag for each person whose residence is at the dwelling food and water and anti EMP shielded electronics
>>1539 An apartment building with a subbasement should be good enough, and most 60s era buildings usually had an area that was designed to be used as a fallout shelter, and even though most public fallout shelters have been decommissioned and the supplies have expired and been thrown away and the room repurposed, the rooms or areas themselves are usually still there and their thick walls will protect you from radiation, you just have to bring your own supplies.


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