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Historical Documentary General Historian 03/05/2020 (Thu) 01:47:31 No. 94 [Reply] [Last]
This will be a thread for posting and sharing Documentaries about history as a whole. I was sitting around watching Step back and I realized it has been a while since I have seen any of those old BBC like documentaries about historical figures. Doesn't have to be older though. If you have any Youtube links or torrents to look up post them here. Thanks anons.
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Any in Spanish, I need to work on my understanding of the lang. Does not need to be about LA or Spain though.
A documentary that I watched a while back was "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." Its about the 2002 coup on Hugo Chavez, and its a pretty interesting watch as the people making the documentary were there on the scene the days before, during and after the coup. Something that I liked was that they showed you the different class reactions to the idea of the Chavez presidency. Like obviously, we can guess, but I still hate/love seeing the porkies taking their mask off. Here a link to it: https://youtu.be/wKf1nccf3OI
>>2229 La batalla de Chile Cordillera de los sueños Botó de nácar Nostalgia de la luz All by Patricio Guzmán.
Any based and redpilled documentary on the Hungarian revolution of 1956?
DW in spanish just posted this documentary about German Rocket Scientists in Mobutu's Zaire. It's pretty interesting to see how Elon Musk could have ended if the political door he needed were closed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB26MHTC3Xs Or invidio https://invidio.us/watch?v=HB26MHTC3Xs (Those fuckers in DW spanish put 5 ads meanwhile in DW english there is only one, fuck them)

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Cuba and Venezuela before the revolution. Comrade 04/11/2020 (Sat) 02:08:21 No. 754 [Reply] [Last]
What do people exactly mean when they claim Cuba and Venezuela were richer before their socialist governments? was it close to an oligarchy?
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>Dirty commies took away grandpa’s slaves, they should all be exterminated, blacks belong to whites and Cuba belongs to America Basically this
For what it's worth Venezuela in 1996 had an inflation rate of only 100% as opposed to back in 2018 when it reached up to 130,060%. https://youtu.be/R3CR6MzcGD8
>>763 Cuba was actually a center for sex tourism, much like Thailand or the Phillipines today.
>>2632 What exactly caused this inflation are they printing that much money ore is this some US chenanigans
Some little videos about it. At least Venezuela, it's common knowladge that Cuba under Batista was a playground for mafias and rich gringos. Videos about Venezuela https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvh_mCQbExk Part One https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJZ9QJx_Xqw Part Two

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How to improve English writing? Comrade 06/19/2020 (Fri) 00:47:10 No. 1973 [Reply] [Last]
I am an ESLer. How do I improve my English writing? My grammar, and punctuation is terrible. My writing vocabulary is terrible as well. Sometimes when I write, I take a long time because the right word or phrase is not on my mind. I have a large passive vocabulary, but I don't know how to use it, and turn it into active vocabulary. I am looking to improve my writing ability to a level where It would be easy for me to write papers for academic journals, and conferences. If you have any recommendations, please do post them.
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>>1973 Start reading "The Economist". You'll get the sense of how porkies think, and it'll improve your English as well.
keep reading.
Use a thesaurus for one. https://www.thesaurus.com/
>>1973 I recommend reading the great English prose stylists. Google if you don't know them. Also read stuff like from here https://www.aldaily.com/ Pay close attention to how they all write. Good luck.
>>1973 I am looking to improve my writing ability to a level where It would be easy for me to write papers for academic journals, and conferences. The hardest part will be doing the research in the first place. Try to work on a project with a native speaker who has already published, doing most of the writing yourself and letting them proofread your work. Several people I know have improved their english this way; it is hard, but the fine things are hard.

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Catalyst pdfs Comrade 07/22/2020 (Wed) 04:57:56 No. 2651 [Reply] [Last]
I always thought that godawful ligature was a rendering error. I can't believe people unironically like it.

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Sal 06/30/2020 (Tue) 03:41:30 No. 2123 [Reply] [Last]
What makes someone a nazbol or "reactionary leftist"?
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>>2177 >workerist >genocide back
>>2182 Not an argument.
>>2177 They don't. They think Soviet system is "Jewish" and they were the first to accuse Soviets of killing 100 billion. They just like the aesthetics and symbols of Nazbolism.
a reactionary is one who seeks to defend the system. their reaction is one of picking up arms in the name of capitalism. "left reactionaries," are those who have a veneer of do gooder, but where the rubber meets the road, you see their ideology is just a defense of capitalism. (except with black/gay CEOs for example) so when some 23 year old freshly minted critical theory person comes on the scene and obfuscates class consciousness by directing rage towards selected outgroups, they are in practice, a reactionary leftist. in their mind, they are "on the right side of history," but when you go to the root of their beliefs, they still want to preserve hierarchy, and still enable some rich fucks to control millions of people's lives, because their analysis ends at the thin veneer of "see i said the good thing on social media."

Translators Wanted! Traducteurs recherchés! Übersetzer gesucht! Anonymous 04/18/2020 (Sat) 10:17:17 No. 2534 [Reply] [Last]
If you know French or German, please contribute a chapter to /leftypol/'s first crowdsourced translation project! This project started on >>>/edu/840. The book is Karl Kautsky's history of the French Revolution, originally published as Die Klassengegensätze im Zeitalter der Französischen Revolution in 1889. Coming from the "Pope of Marxism", as Kautsky was then known, this text likely had an immense influence on Lenin and other revolutionaries of his day. It was approved by Engels himself, and may have been foundational in establishing the Marxist theory of bourgeois revolution, yet it has never been translated into English. The original German is available here: https://www.marxists.org/deutsch/archiv/kautsky/1908/frev/index.html and an old French translation is available here: https://www.marxists.org/francais/kautsky/works/1889/00/antagonismes-table.htm What makes this work especially good for us to translate is that it's relatively short - just around 60 pages in total, divided into 10 chapters. With each chapter being 5-7 pages each, it is conceivable to translate a chapter in one day's volunteer work. Comrade Akko has already translated the preface, and is working on chapter 1. That leaves 9 chapters to complete: Preface: Complete! Chapter 1: Second draft complete (French) Chapter 2: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading complete (English) Chapter 3: WIP (French) Chapter 4: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading complete (English) Chapter 5: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading complete (English) Chapter 6: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading complete (English) Chapter 7: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading complete (English) Chapter 8: Complete! (Copyrighted work, permission secured) Chapter 9: WIP (French) Chapter 10:

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>>2615 >>>/edu/ feels more appropiate, imo
I'll grab a German chapter, will post again to claim one when I know I have time.
>>2597 >>2596 Please don't just bump with just "bump" Even a meagre shitpost of somekind or a meme (or meme translation) would be better.
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Someone translated the Russian into english. Reposting here.
thanks mods

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Historian 03/26/2020 (Thu) 07:54:06 No. 1 [Reply] [Last]
Is this man the only good youtube historian? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBUGQkpk3RE
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>>1383 His video on the Illiad was pretty good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aofPdMbXzUQ
no he is a fucking brainlet
>>4 Why the fuck would you spend your time listening to absolute right wing retards who can't take the correct stance about current issues? If someone doesn't believe in climate change how could you possibly have faith in their historical scholarship or anything they say that you don't know about?
>>1 I like how in his latest video he was clearly butthurt about clever political maneuvering by Tito at the expense of the british LMAO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D87vVWjtp_U
>>2045 sometimes right-wing idiots can still make good content. See TiK vidoes before he came out as a libertardian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc-rFzC63hU

Obscure Soviet Vehicles (and Regular Ones too, why not) Comrade 07/06/2020 (Mon) 00:01:03 No. 2198 [Reply] [Last]
Just saw this video on the Soviet Antarctic ice cruisers called Kharkovchanka, and thought it was pretty good. And I remember seeing here and there in all manner of different threads stuff like Soviet nuclear icebreakers and massive scaled naval hovercraft. So I figure weird and supercool Soviet vehicles like those would be a great topic for an /edu/ thread, as well as any normal Soviet vehicles of course because they're cool too. https://youtu.be/f6R-h06IsJw
this is also an interesting project that could have make a lot of things easier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VOzKuEhrMY I don't understand why people keep telling there's no innovation under socialism, the way I see it, there's only innovation that's actually needed. The only "innovation" capitalism came up with is technology that dumbs down the populations into obedient consumers.

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Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Q&A Comrade 04/04/2020 (Sat) 03:36:51 No. 316 [Reply] [Last]
This is not a debate thread. I encourage debate on this topic to happen in /leftypol/, as it would have anyway. This is an /edu/cational thread only. Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, the third and highest stage of communist theory, was synthesized in 1982 by the Peruvian Communist Party (known in bourgeois sources by the epithet "Sendero Luminoso"). Here is the document they published concerning this: http://library.redspark.nu/1982_-_Maoism._On_Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Parties and organizations that uphold MLM theory in the modern day include: >Communist Party of Ecuador – Red Sun >Peru People’s Movement (Reorganisation Committee) >Communist Party of Brazil (Red Faction) >Red Faction of the Communist Party of Chile >Maoist Organization for the Reconstitution of the Communist Party of Columbia >Revolutionary Nucleus for the Reconstitution of the Communist Party of Mexico >Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist >Committee Red Flag, FRG >Maoist Communist Party, French State Red Flag Collective, Finland >Committees for the Foundation of the (Maoist) Communist Party of Austria >Tjen Folket - Communist League, Norway >Committee to Reconstitute the Communist Party of the USA

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Good books to learn about the struggle in Peru?
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Hikmet Kıvılcımlı's book titled "What is Revolution" is a unique source analysing the matter of revolutions in Modern Society. After Lenin's early demise, the book is Kıvılcımlı's another great contribution to Marxism-Leninizm of 20th and 21st Century.
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-2/mswv2_03.htm >We stand for active ideological struggle because it is the weapon for ensuring unity within the Party and the revolutionary organizations in the interest of our fight. Every Communist and revolutionary should take up this weapon. >But liberalism rejects ideological struggle and stands for unprincipled peace, thus giving rise to a decadent, Philistine attitude and bringing about political degeneration in certain units and individuals in the Party and the revolutionary organizations. >Liberalism manifests itself in various ways. >To let things slide for the sake of peace and friendship when a person has clearly gone wrong, and refrain from principled argument because he is an old acquaintance, a fellow townsman, a schoolmate, a close friend, a loved one, an old colleague or old subordinate. Or to touch on the matter lightly instead of going into it thoroughly, so as to keep on good terms. The result is that both the organization and the individual are harmed. This is one type of liberalism. >To indulge in irresponsible criticism in private instead of actively putting forward one's suggestions to the organization. To say nothing to people to their faces but to gossip behind their backs, or to say nothing at a meeting but to gossip afterwards. To show no regard at all for the principles of collective life but to follow one's own inclination. This is a second type. >To let things drift if they do not affect one personally; to say as little as possible while knowing perfectly well what is wrong, to be worldly wise and play safe and seek only to avoid blame. This is a third type. >Not to obey orders but to give pride of place to one's own opinions. To demand special consideration from the organization but to reject its discipline. This is a fourth type. >To indulge in personal attacks, pick quarrels, vent personal spite or seek revenge instead of entering into an argument and struggling against incorrect views for the sake of unity or progress or getting the work done properly. This is a fifth type. >To hear incorrect views without rebutting them and even to hear counter-revolutionary remarks without reporting them, but instead to take them calmly as if nothing had happened. This is a sixth type. >To be among the masses and fail to conduct propaganda and agitation or speak at meetings or conduct investigations and inquiries among them, and instead to be indifferent to them and show no concern for their well-being, forgetting that one is a Communist and behaving as if one were an ordinary non-Communist. This is a seventh type. >To see someone harming the interests of the masses and yet not feel indignant, or dissuade or stop him or reason with him, but to allow him to continue. This is an eighth type. >To work half-heartedly without a definite plan or direction; to work perfunctorily and muddle along--"So long as one remains a monk, one goes on tolling the bell." This is a ninth type. >To regard oneself as having rendered great service to the revolution, to pride oneself on being a veteran, to disdain minor assignments while being quite unequal to major tasks, to be slipshod in work and slack in study. This is a tenth type. >To be aware of one's own mistakes and yet make no attempt to correct them, taking a liberal attitude towards oneself. This is an eleventh type. >We could name more. But these eleven are the principal types. >They are all manifestations of liberalism.

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>Many Marxist–Leninist–Maoist organizations such as the RIM and the Revolutionary Communist Party of Canada have put forward that much of a hypothetical people's war in the First World would take place in urban areas. Can someone summarize the theory of this? I've read two MLM articles on the topic and I still don't get it. They hardly addressed the topic as directly as above quoted, rather going over failed ML(!) urban guerilla movements in Europe and South America, criticizing their shortcomings.
Can MLM's (Protracted?) People's War be applied to urban areas of the imperial core? Where can I read 'official' theory on this? Was this written about by Guzman, for example?

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Help with Marxian philosophical reading list Comrade 07/14/2020 (Tue) 12:42:51 No. 2457 [Reply] [Last]
I've been doing a bit of reading on the economic aspects of Marxism, however it occurred to me that I don't know where to start with the more philosophical aspects. I've seen people post Stalin's, "Dialectical and Historical Materialism" and I've occasionally been recommended some works by Bukharin, however I really don't know what order would be best to understand concepts such as dialectical materialism or the base and superstructure or ideology, and so on. Could one of you anons help me figure out how exactly I should educate myself on such topics?
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>>2472 Dennet seems pretty random when there's so much else.
>>2491 anything else probably goes against his positivist ideology
>>2491 What are other modern pro materialist works on consciousness?
>>2495 define "pro materialist"
>>2457 The conquest of bread The revolution betrayed


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