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Basic Graphic Design ? Comrade 04/23/2020 (Thu) 06:57:32 No. 1289 [Reply] [Last]
I want to start making infographics for my college to use them as a way to spread Marxism and leftist theory - Does anyone here studies Graphic Design or something Art-related? - Which principles or rules should I follow when making these contents? - Can you provide some links with examples of leftist media and design?, I'm aware of some artistic currents and their names (Like Soviet Constructivism), but I would like to know <how> to "use" them
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this is more related to art but I think it's a really interesting image and I don't have a lot of books but here's a starter : https://mega.nz/folder/dqZmgQCZ#RgH8dZ0dTfT66S6I8fitcg Aaaand I'm realizing I probably have a shitton of links bookmarked already So here what I can find : https://www.mediafire.com/?i44dwzkf9j9n8#id66154bjgsoy https://mega.nz/folder/GRwjxLiD#wUkiwGjOaXyI5ajdAwRW6w/folder/ncZAXBYK
>>2488 u r a cool person thx :D
This is great!

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The truth about Stalin Comrade 07/15/2020 (Wed) 17:34:14 No. 2473 [Reply] [Last]
I want to learn more about the dogmatism that surrounds Stalin in socialism by looking at the actual historical evidence. I know there are books by Grover Furr that discuss this subject. but I want to additionally know what are some books with direct counter-arguments to Grover Furr's claims, and which of Grover Furr's books I should read first. any suggestions? pic unrelated.
>books with direct counter arguments Unironically no books or proper responses have been written to fully debunk him except some "skeptic responses" which Furr responded to.
>>2475 >some "skeptic responses" which Furr responded to. source? also which of Furr's books should I read?
>>2476 >Which of Furrs books Khruschev Lied is an excellent one and I also suggest his work on Katyn which you can find on his website. https://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/research/furr_katyn_preprint_0813.pdf >source His response to Mike Ely: https://stalinist75.rssing.com/chan-52237329/all_p1.html Someone elses response to Ely as well: https://www.revleft.space/vb/threads/142976-Response-to-Kasama-s-attack-on-Grover-Furr

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is this true? Comrade 07/11/2020 (Sat) 21:12:51 No. 2277 [Reply] [Last]
but even if it's not, is this something that's possible? how do you develop the hermeneutics to read this fast?
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>>2290 This. I had a teacher once tell us that the only way to get better at reading was to just keep on reading. Sure the beginning, you'll probably be trash, much like anything, however after you get the hang of it, you'll be able to read as much as 300 pages per day, maybe even more. However, much like everything else, you have to continue reading even after you've reached your goal, or else you fall back into not being able to read as much. This happened to me, when I was a kid, I'd be able to read so much in a day, because I would just read and read. However, as I got older, I would read less and thus not read as much as I could when I was younger. I've been reading more though, and slowly am able to get to the same skill as I did when I was younger.
>>2295 >>2290 Just to add, it's also a bit of natural talent. When I was a little kid (8 or so) I read the entire, unabridged version of Moby Dick, with all the accompanying accents and slang; I still have the bloody thing. I read the whole book in a few hours in a single day, all 650+ pages.
>>2297 >I read the whole book in a few hours in a single day, all 650+ pages. based
>>2277 WTF, you don't read at least 100 pages of information everyday? Repent, sinners. No wonder the civilization has decayed so much. Cease all the unnecessary normie activity everyday, instead focus on attain wizardhood
>>2277 skimming

Samurai thread Anonymous 05/02/2020 (Sat) 21:32:37 No. 2298 [Reply] [Last]
Was the Meiji restoration and "restoring power to the emperor" a good or bad thing in 18th century Japan for the peasants? It marked the upper class revolution that caused the samurai feudal system to transition into a capitalist system. (Which ultimately turned into a racist imperialist empire that tried to invade and oppress all of its neighbors in Asia in a sort of fascist system, and as Japan lost the war the people starved and suffered greatly.) I just found this photograph btw. Samurai didn't look nearly as impressive as I thought they would, and that hairdo is "objectively ugly." There were a lot of peasant revolutions/movements that tried to go against the samurai but they all ultimately failed so no one except historians talk about them. Unfortunately too, the people who study Japanese history appear to be mostly weebs who romanticize the samurai so much that you never get to hear about the peasents' movements.
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>>2444 >>2443 Technically this would go to >>>/hist/ if that board existed. Instead it should go to >>>/edu/
THE THREAD THAT WILL NOT DIE 🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵
Mods please move this thread to either >>>/edu/ >>>/hobby/ or >>>/anime/
>>2448 Never
>>2449 >moved thanks Admin!

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Can you help me debunk this wehraboo historian Anonymous 03/04/2020 (Wed) 23:08:29 No. 224 [Reply] [Last]
This guy Is called nigel askey, and is apparently a legitimate historian. He published a paper debunking TIK's claim that the K/D ratio of the soviets during WW was 1/1.6, instead claiming that the soviets lost over 4 more times as many combatants as the Germansduring WW2. Here is his paper. I'm not a qualified historian and I dont have access to acrhives or time to research, so I can't debunk him. http://www.operationbarbarossa.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Essay-alt-view-TIK-presentation.pdf I checked out his website and alsthough he does seem to be knowledgeable, he makes certain ridiculous claims that the "Vicors write history" in WW2, and the allies covered up how technologically and tactically inferior they were to the germans.
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>>224 I'm no historian so I can't really address his claims. But just from a glance it seems his contention is mainly with the number of soldiers wounded? Having no knowledge about this whatsoever, do wounded count as "losses"? Because virtually every relative of mine who fought either in the Red Army or as Soviet partisans suffered some kind of injury yet continued fighting, so I don't see why it's considered good practice to lump the wounded in with the killed. I guess it makes sense if you're looking at combat performance, however. >>262 >that means that volkssturm didn't count nor did civilians so why is he including Soviet partisans lmao, makes no sense. Is it because the partisans were co-ordinated by the NKVD?
>>1625 >so why is he including Soviet partisans lmao, makes no sense. Is it because the partisans were co-ordinated by the NKVD? That's the big mystery. Maybe it's because the Soviets actually counted civilians losses since they cared about those numbers while nazis just cared about which meat got thrown into the meat grinder, maybe it's cause the Partisans were integrated into the Soviet command structure in 1943. Or maybe Nazi-humping fags are desperate to boost their numbers because there's no evidence to support them otherwise.
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>>224 Reposting: Pic translation: https://leftypics.booru.org/index.php?page=post&s=view&id=2432 Early in the war the Soviets understood that a precision built bolt action rifle with sights graduated to 1200 yards was an expensive option and one that required considerable time and resources to train huge numbers of troops on. The Mosin–Nagant of which they made 37,000,000 was a good weapon but one that only a small percentage of their infantrymen could use to its maximum potential and as with all bolt guns was cursed with a slow rate of fire and a limited magazine capacity. The soviets realized sooner than anyone else that 90% of infantry combat takes place at close range (<=200 meters) where full power cartridges like their 7.62mm X 54R were over powered and the bolt action rifles that fired such heavy hitters had a low rate of fire. Soviet doctrine demanded that in meeting engagements their troops should be able to establish direct fire superiority quickly and then maneuver under the cover of that high volume of fire. Of course the Germans wanted the same capability but were too slow to implement the changes required in time. The German Solution: Was to place light belt fed machine guns with high rates of fire such as the MG-34 with its ~900 round/min rate of fire with infantry platoons. Thus the German squad armed predominantly with bolt action rifles was centered around its base of fire the MG34. The Soviet Solution (s): •On one level the Soviets adopted the same solution with the 7.62mm X 54R DP-28 drum fed light machine gun acting as the base of fire and the rest of the unit armed with bolt action rifles. •Another Soviet solution was the creation of SMG battalions where the predominant weapon was the easy to manufacture PPSh-41 sub machine gun (1000 rounds/min) that was supported by DP-28 LMG and designated marksmen armed with either Mosin–Nagant bolt guns or SVT-40 semi automatic rifles. These units could send clouds of lead at German troops while in the attack at a dead run. Imagine 20 Germans with 1 MG-34, 4 MP-40s and 15 bolt action rifles facing 20 Soviets with 2 DP-28s, 6 SVT-40s and 12 PPSh-41s. The German unit is over matched with respect to the volume of fire it can deliver. And it take less time and effort to train a sub machine gunner than an effective rifleman. According to meticulous post-Soviet archival work (G. I. Krivosheev in Soviet Casualties and Combat Losses), the total number of men (and in the Soviet case, about 1mn women) who passed through the armed forces of the USSR was 34,476,700 and through Germany’s was 21,107,000. Of these, the “irrevocable losses” (the number of soldiers who were killed in military action, went MIA, became POWs and died of non-combat causes) was 11,285,057 for the USSR, 6,231,700 for Germany, 6,923,700 for Germany and its occupied territories, and 8,649,500 for all the Axis forces on the Eastern Front. Thus, the total ratio of Soviet to Nazi military losses was 1.3:1. Hardly the stuff of “Asiatic hordes” of Nazi and Russophobic imagination (that said, also contrary to popular opinion, Mongol armies were almost always a lot smaller than those of their enemies and they achieved victory through superior mobility and coordination, not numbers).

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>>2283 > why t why they went over to the Red Army
>>2283 I've read that 1.3:1 irreplaceable casualty ratio is also what US and British forces had fighting against Germany.

Cuckoldry Comrade 06/29/2020 (Mon) 03:05:00 No. 2112 [Reply] [Last]
Does anyone have a PDF of Charles Fourier's "The Hierarchies of Cuckoldry and Bankruptcy"?
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>>2169 legend thanks. uploaded this to libgen
>>2169 Don't destroy it anon, it's perfectly readable.
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>>2169 Fucking awesome dude. Thank you for what you've done
>>2169 Thank you, based anon

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Comrade 05/12/2020 (Tue) 17:53:47 No. 1569 [Reply] [Last]
Do you prefer physical or digital books /edu/?
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>>2272 you could shoplift
>>2275 I'd probably suck at it
Digital because of pirating absolutely
>>1569 Physical but cause Coronalol, digital so I can use Sci-hub
>>1569 Digital Though if the apocalypse happens I might regret that

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Libertarian marxist? Comrade 04/06/2020 (Mon) 13:08:36 No. 433 [Reply] [Last]
I'm not sure sure where I sit on the left exactly because i am very sympathetic to alot of ansyn and mutualist anarchist models and also strongly center my belifes around the labor theory of value but I don't belive in the dissolution of the state but instead the state only existing as a democratic and transparent beuracratic entity that can mediate between potential disputes between communes and plan for projects that would involve multiple communes coperation Would it be apt to refer to this as libertarian Marxism?
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>>2250 I don't think socialism in one country means what you think it does.
>>2251 I don't think socialism in one country means what you think it does.
>tfw shitflinging is easier than reading the primary sources to see what stalin said or didn't said So much for the education board
>>2254 I keep saying it over and over, this place isn't going to attract /edu/-interested people as long as it caters to the /a/ and /v/ crowd.
>>2257 I don’t think it’s /a/ and /v/ as much as it is stupidpolyps and chapoids.

List of successful socialist countries Historian 03/11/2020 (Wed) 13:17:15 No. 53 [Reply] [Last]
You've heard this argument time and time again that there has never been a successful socialist country, so I thought it would be nice to have a thread talking about successful socialist countries. Post history, share sources, let's make a list!
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>>339 >>330 >>329 >>309 These pics are from the early 2010s. In those days "The USSR/China/DPRK wasn't real socialism" was unironically used a lot more by leftists online, so anticommunists would regularly spam the original "Only my specific form of socialism can work". Leftists at that time tried to counter that by making these lists even if it meant taking a bunch of people who had nothing to do with each other and throwing them all into the same bag. They're basically dead memes, I don't think I've actually seen anyone use them in years.
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>>53 >This shit anit-uthoritarian meme again
>>58 go away radlib, this is /edu/
>>64 >China >Laying the groundwork Barf. They clearly went off the rails to a fairly Nationalist State Capitalism.
>>2266 Lmao you're not fooling anyone.

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