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 No.6563[Reply]

A list of reading groups and their schedules that have chosen to advertise themselves here. Take a minute to check them out. If you would like to promote your reading group, feel free to leave a comment telling people where they can go.

>>5912 /read/

>>6162 Continental Floppa
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>>8422
Can this image be deleted, it's borderline NSFW and frankly gross, hiding it also seems to be temporary, since it unhides after a day for me. It adds NOTHING to this pinned thread.



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 No.2940[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Hello comrades. I propose a general thread in an attempt to get the /edu/ ball rolling again. Everytime you visit /edu/, post in this thread. Tell us about what you're thinking about, what you're reading, an interesting thing you have learned today, anything! Just be sure to pop in and say hi.
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 No.8809

concept: pink terror
mass political/military terror by centrists/moderates
usually in the context of a popular rebellion against a reactionary government where once the bourgeois wing has gotten what it wants, it liquidates anyone to the left of them
usually not much distinguishable from white terror

 No.8832

Someone should write a book called "The Economics of Vulgar Socialism", where they try to put liberals and conservatives understanding of socialism into a coherent ideology and economic model.

 No.8833

Im trying to find a youtube video of a history seminar or conference or whatever of a US professor giving a history of the Korean War. This professor was militarily involved in it, not sure to what capacity, it was an hour long. Sorry for the small amount of info, i seem to have lost the link some time ago and suddenly i need it again

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 No.8837

marxist communism feels a lot like a petty bourgeois democratic movement. even bordiga's supposedly ultra conception of a totalitarian one-party "proletarian" state falls flat hard imo



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 No.1250[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Drop those PDF's or else
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 No.8779

In response to >>>/leftypol/617455
First attachment is a decent but dry textbook over what little we know of the Roman economy.
Second attachment is from an economist who says Rome operated as a sort of market economy, I haven't read it fully but there's nothing I've seen that is outrageous.
Third is a more modern account of the "fall" of the Western Roman empire. Gibbons obviously had a motive when he wrote his book, to blame Christianity for the fall. In his writing, Christianity literally brought the apocalypse to Rome, and if Europe has any hope to not repeat history's mistakes, it was to embrace the enlightenment and perhaps even atheism (gasp!).
Adrian Goldsworthy is a reliable historian in my book, so I also recommend his biographies on the two big names in Roman history. They act as a sort of entry point into all things Roman, because it is impossible to understand the circumstances they were both facing without understanding the surrounding geo-political (gauls), economic (slaves), and societal (founding myth, patronage, auctoritas, tradition, virtue, etc.) functions of Rome.

 No.8780

>>8779
oops forgot the last two

 No.8785

>>8779
Nice, thanks a lot for taking the time to suggest these.

 No.8835

For our resident wignat spammer

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 No.7542[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

How do we refute the right-wing claim that leftists seek to "abolish" the family and romance?

This seems to be the biggest hurdle I've come across when talking to working-class conservatives. Many of them seem fairly sympathetic to the idea of socialism in an economic sense, i.e. they like the idea of workers' self-management, central planning, free healthcare, housing for all, a "government of action", etc. Yet they refuse to fall behind socialism because they believe that 1. communists want to abolish marriage, 2. communists want to abolish the nuclear family as an institution, 3. communists want to take children away and put them all in communes where they have no clue who their bio parents are, 4. communists support abortion (this is THE biggest issue for a lot of right-wingers, even trumping economics), and 5. communists want to see non-attachment relationships and polyamory (especially queer relationships) be the norm to replace marriage and family.

How do we counter this? I've thought about bringing up the fact that socialist countries that exist today are quite conservative when it comes to issues of marriage and family but I can't give any details to show how.
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 No.8612

>>8609
we're not recreating primitive communism
>there were a bunch of different forms of this kind of interpersonal exploitation throughout history, so under communism there'll be a whole bunch of them at once
what kind of logic is that

 No.8637

>>8603
The concept of the family as it exists is a contextual reflection of certain historical and economic conditions, but this is where you get it wrong: It is precisely because the context is beholden to such determinatives that the 'type' of the family cannot be understood as an ideological imposition or ideal towards which something should be mandated; it is, instead, an emergent, contingent, wholly organic process subject to its own change or preservation. There is no outsider standpoint from which one can abstract their judgment and impose an ideal.

 No.8638

>>8637
If i understood you right, then it would be like picrel but with family instead of prostitution?

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>>8638
I forgot the image, of course.

 No.8831

Not Kengor's book, but equally infuriating.



 No.1855[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

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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 No.8118

>>8112
Bushido on paper is "noble" and all but in practice see the posts in >>8098
That said, here is a Japanese book on Bushido but it's in Russian so you'll have to use a translator

 No.8547

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>>7977
Its time for a story
>emperor fōr-channū gets old and has to follow the shitoposto traditions by retiring to an old cave in the mountain of kekyama where he has to practice the old jutsu of masturbating with only two fingers for 14 years in order to gain the blessing of the kami of basedness, his title as emperor is later passed to his brother redditu, marking the beggining of the hōmō periode, famous for multiple suckings of the cock of china.
>emperor redditu gets triggered by the rasengan clan because they paid him 69419 rice bags in tribute instead of the funi 69420 number, insults the diplomat of rasengan for this shamfur dispray, and orders him to commit sodouku 69420 times to retain the honor of his family, or have them all canceled from japan.
>a giant civil war occure as many clans can no longer handle the emperor's bullshit.
>then finally, after 25 years of chaos daimyo CHADIMOTO of the chinletO clan, with his wits, intelligence, the fact that he is the only one who knew how taxes work(the less the better) and a few muskets he bought from some dutch guy called "ver is mein willy", managed to BTFO all the other pleb clans, claims the title of SHOTGUN, and ousted the old emperor and replaced him with fōr-channū's son, ate channū, ending by that the long decade of chaos and normieness.
>as a reward for returning order and prosperity to japan, ate-channū gifted the shotgun chadimoto with three gifts:
<the title of /ourguy/.
<centurii-chan as a bride for him.
<a mysterious coin that can turn him into any race he ever wish to be
And that is the story of chadimoto chinleto, they all lived happily ever after, exept for redditū who escaped and swore to comeback for revenge someday.
The END.
This is a joke post, don't be mad

 No.8665

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>what's with the ancient Japanese and this gay haircut?
Supposedly this hairstyle was to keep the helmet in place, but that's kind of bullshit IMO. More likely people did this because japan has a culture of worshiping any authority figure so people shaved their heads as a sign of respect for their balding samurai boss: Male-pattern baldness had been common in Japan due to poor food availability, which is the reason Japanese people tended to be - and still are in some regards - smaller than average human size and often had fragile bones and poor tooth/jaw structure, after all there is good reason that depictions of feudal Japan in modern media like anime (pic 3 - Inuyasha) often feature balding farmers and bandits, but I digress.
TL;DR: Male pattern baldness was and remains pretty common in Japan, so a hairstyle that works with baldness has some practical purposes and became socially enforced.
This is also similar to Medieval Christian monks. https://archive.ph/WKEs0
Food: https://archive.ph/ZhcIl
Masculinity: https://archive.md/HiJ2q
Basics of Chonmage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chonmage https://archive.md/XPmJE
Asia in general: https://archive.md/5c0qW

 No.8738

>>1855
It was objectively a good thing for Japanese peasents as it made the country an industrialised imperialist capitalist state. Samurai rule was as evil and economically poor as it was in any feudalistic society.

I disagree with you when you say that they don't look impressive. I think it is also wrong to say their hairdo is objectively ugly. This is just chauvinism.

 No.8830

>>8738
>This is just chauvinism
Just going to point out that this anon is correctly using the termin of chauvinism, especially in a leftist context, as contrasted to a lot of users that tend to spam the word on this site on everything they perceive to be offending to themselves in regards to an aspect of a culture.



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 No.79[Reply]

Post any weird and obscure history facts that you know of
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 No.6977

>At dinners given by Napoleon III the most honoured guests had aluminium cutlery; the others got gold or silver.

 No.6978

>>388
>>540
This is why you want people making decisions to be theory chads not military chads. Mao admittedly didn't understand Marx lol.

 No.6979

The 11 yo Grace Bedell wrote a letter to Abraham Lincoln telling him to grow a beard. He did it.

>All the ladies like whiskers and they would tease their husbands to vote for you and then you would be President.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Bedell

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>>6244
>in the late Ottoman Empire there was a movement of weeboos who loved anything to do with Japan, since they were a non-western power who was victorious against a western one in the Russo-japanese war, then it culminated in conspiracy theories that the Japanese emperor was a secret muslim who was going to come to their rescue

Jesus Christ, nothing is new in history

 No.8829

>>8828
>>6244
Fucking kek, that's something I've never heard of before but it sure is hilarious.



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 No.8624[Reply]

The guy who made the Marx was not a statist videos wrote a book I am wondering what you think about it and if any of you have a pdf because I am not paying for it.

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 No.8757[Reply]

Simply put, a thread to document and explore China's relationship with the CIA.

Here we collate sources, examples, etc, which document China's friendly relations with the CIA and its objectives, in places like Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Angola, The Philippines, Israel, etc.
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 No.8798

>supporting Pol Pot
literally nothing wrong with that. It's literally just supporting an independent socialist revolutionary that isn't a Pro-Warsaw Pakt puppet

 No.8812

>>8757
Ok and ?

 No.8825

>>8795
Wholesome moments with Deng

 No.8826

>>8793
>>8794
>>8795
>>8796
Good job at collecting these info! I hope somebody will use it and make a Dengoid-Debunk video one day



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 No.8822[Reply]

Thread really here for information and interpretations (etc.) regarding the French Revolution of 1789 and the Russian Revolution of 1917 as I needed information regarding these topics but I fail to see why this couldn't incorporate material regarding a whole host of revolutions!

 No.8823

>the French Revolution of 1789

read Kropotkins book

<Vladimir Ilyich had a great respect for Pyotr Alexeyevich. He held him in great esteem, particularly as the author of the book about the Great French Revolution and he discussed at great length the qualities of this remarkable book. He pointed out to me that Kropotkin had been the first to look at the French Revolution through the eyes of a researcher, to focus the attention on the plebeian masses, and to continually underline the role and meaning of the craftsmen, the workers and other representatives of the working people during the French Revolution. He saw this work by Kropotkin as a classical work and he recommended reading it and circulating it on a large scale. He said it was certainly necessary to republish this book with a wide circulation and to distribute it free of charge to all libraries of our country. During all of our conversations Vladimir Ilyich expressed the wish to meet Pyotr Alexeyevich and to talk to him.

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/v-d-bonc-brujevic-a-meeting-between-v-i-lenin-and-p-a-kropotkin

 No.8824

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>>8823
and the works of Albert Soboul



 No.691[Reply]

Post works which you think should be translated into English here.

I'll start: I'm shocked that Karl Kautsky's history of the French Revolution (Die Klassengegensätze von 1789) has never been translated into English. Lenin, Trotsky, and other Bolshevik theorists all had an extensive knowledge of the French Revolution, and Kautsky, the "Pope of Marxism" would presumably have had an immense influence. This work 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.
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 No.1188

>>1185
>The Great Anger
This one is available online, I got it from the Marxists archive.
>The permanent guillotine
That sounds based, would be interested in it

 No.1236

Not to discourage anons from their work here, but I think messageboards are better suited than imageboards for this, because of a more responsive structure for projects and better formatting options. A forum I recommend is leftypol.org even though it's currently not very active, but that shouldn't negatively affect the integrity of this project if others share their attention to both platforms.

 No.8815

http://classiques.uqac.ca/classiques/blanqui_louis_auguste/eternite_par_les_astres/eternite_.html

there are already 2 translations into english but idk if they're any good

 No.8820

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43186262-nicola-bombacci

I found this work months ago and I always wanted to read it(I don't know much about Bombacci so whether this was before or after he went full fascist is beyond me), but was never able to find an English translation.

 No.8821

>>8820
I only just now saw who the hell the author was. I'm sorry for being retarded.



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