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 No.5028[Reply]

Thread for PDFs related to the 'Anti-Anglo reading group - left deviation'
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 No.7045

Van Horn, Mirowski, & Stapleford (eds.) – Building Chicago Economics. New Perspectives on the History of America’s Most Powerful Economics Program (Cambridge; Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics, 2011)

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 No.7047

Later Ionian & Athenian Thinkers, Part 2 [Atomists] {cor.} (Harvard; Loeb Classical Library 530, 2016)

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 No.7291

Gerson & Inwood (eds.) – The Epicurus Reader (Hackett, 1994)



 No.216[Reply]

We should make a general history guide for an overview on leftists history movements/people/thinkers that type of thing

There's a lot to cover so we should just stick with what would make the best overview
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 No.1764

>>1752
I do not speak with Dengists.

 No.1765

>>1744
>guy interested in psychology
Try introducing him to Mark Fisher

 No.1784

File: 1608528121462.pdf (336.88 KB, marxisms.pdf)

Here you go.

 No.1788

you guys gotta read Hobsbawm. his whole Age Of series has been indispensable to me

 No.7286

bump?



 No.2085[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

If you know French or German, please contribute a chapter to /leftypol/'s first crowdsourced translation project! This project started on >>691.

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: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading in progress (English) - Proofreader needed
Chapter 4: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading complete (English)
Chapter 5: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading complete (English)
Chapter 6: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading in progress (English) - Proofreader needed
Chapter 7: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading in progress (English) - Proofreader needed
Chapter 8: Complete! (Copyrighted work, permission secured)
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 No.6955

>>5397
Is it done yet?

 No.7015

>>6955
Well, I have had some more health issues recently but it seems OP came back (it would be nice if he could confirm this here) and is ready to finish the proof reading so if that's the case I will try to translate the last chapter as fast as my IRL schedule allows me.

 No.7079

>>7015
OP here confirming I'm back. I'll be checking this thread daily for new posts for the next couple weeks. Time to finish the fight.

 No.7080

>>7079
Excellent, good on you.

 No.7250

>>7079
OK, nice.
However don't expect me to finish Chapter 10 quickly, it will take me a couple of weeks rather than a couple of days.



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 No.7854[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

I don't understand the Stalinist response to Trotskyist thought.
Trotsky alleges that during the 20s there was a bonapartist coup where the reactionary forces of the soviet bureaucracy gained control of the political organs of the USSR. He identifies Stalin as the protagonist of this movement. Trotsky says the subsequent shift in foreign policy, (The USSR/third international adopting a defensive, class collaborationist line) is evidence of this degeneration.

But what is the Stalinist response to this reasoning? Do Stalinists argue that bureaucratic Bonapartism is impossible? Or do they think believe that it didn't occur until later? It's an interesting situation, because obviously *something* happened over the decades which diminished the proletarian authenticity of soviet politics. Do Stalinists have some alternative material explanation for what exactly occurred?

Anyway, first time coming to /leftypol/ in a few years, I hope you all have been well.
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 No.7957

>>7955
>>7956
I'm just joking around, sheesh you guys are uptight. Compared to last year shit is worse though cause of the split and mod drama.

 No.7958

>>7957
what split?

 No.7959

>>7958
Last month lefty (chan) (dot) net split into a separate site because the mods had a meltdown over a variety of things, ranging from "muh /pol/" to avatar-fags. leftypol.org holds strong but suffered a bit and is currently recovering AGAIN. Some older threads are missing posts and the other boards are underused

 No.7960

>>7959
sorry, didn't mean to sage, bump

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 No.7246[Reply]

i wasn't sure to put this in /edu/ or /music/, so if this is in the wrong place, mods please move it there

i was wondering if anyone knows any good books/files regarding socialist music or the connection between socialism and music theory (or socialist realism and music). this is mostly due to the fact that most pre-contemporary music (not including folk) was very bourgeois in nature, and most books seem to focus on such composers/theory.

the books i'm looking for include; the theory behind Soviet composers like Shostakovich and Khachaturyan; as well as the influence which socialism may've had on a composer's style (ie. Bartók's repulsion towards «upper-class music» which he viewed as tainted, choosing to focus on villagers and peasants for influence).


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 No.7487[Reply]

I've been digging through a Nazi propaganda archive hosted by Calvin University, a Christian university in Michigan, and came across a 1932 essay from Nazi propagandist Fritz Oerter titled "Our Speakers in the Anti-Marxist Battle," published in their agitprop journal "Our Will and Way."

https://research.calvin.edu/german-propaganda-archive/wilweg03.htm

It's an interesting historical document, and I also believe there might be things we can learn from it, because the Nazis were trying to figure out Marxists' strengths and weaknesses at the time with the goal of winning over workers and recruiting ex-Marxists into their ranks. So it's like an enemy document about how they would target us in the battle of rhetoric and public attention. There are some things in the essay that I think are worth pondering.

The article begins by mentioning that the Nazis had gone as far as they could winning over members of the "'middle class' reactionary front" and that they risked wearing them out in terms of attendance at public rallies and so on, and the party wanted to expand beyond their middle class / petit-bourgeoisie base and recruit workers, which posed many challenges.

>Those citizens whom we could interest in our world view through marches and mass meetings, the sensible members of the middle class, have been reached. The “middle class” reactionary front has been ground down — despite their election “victory” of 6 November. Nationalist circles are the ones that increasingly visited our mass meetings, that saw our marches with growing enthusiasm, and remain today about 95% of the attendees at our meetings, although they have long since been won over to National Socialism.


Next, Oerter claims the party had won over a "large number of former Marxists" and that the Social Democrats in particular "are fighting desperately for their survival … Still, Marxist propaganda, and especially its press, regularly succeeds in leading people who have seen the light back into error, and bringing them back under the control of Marxist party leaders."

The Nazis viewed Marxism as founded in and nurtured within liberalism, which afforded it some protection, while also challenging liberalism with the strength of being a younger movement challenging an older movement.
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 No.7497

>>7495
god damn nice post anon

 No.7498

>>7487
>It's an interesting historical document, and I also believe there might be things we can learn from it, because the Nazis were trying to figure out Marxists' strengths and weaknesses at the time with the goal of winning over workers and recruiting ex-Marxists into their ranks.
I bet Hitler would use the red brown card. The Nazbol vortex. Before annihilating non-white "ex-Marxists" altogether. But luckily the swastika is the symbol of losers since 1945.

 No.7499

>>7495
Based

 No.7500

>>7488
Welcome to feels>reals politics.

 No.7501

>>7495
>In their heart and soul, many of these former Marxist workers are already National Socialists; only their materialism keeps them from breaking with the false gods of the past.
I wanted to comment on how fucking retarded all this is, and then double-checked. The Night of the Long Knives was in 1934, so this article aged poorly. :^)



 No.7049[Reply]

Hello, I was petting my dog earlier today, he's pretty old, and it got me wondering - why, evolutionarily speaking, do animals or organisms in general (including humans) keep on living after they are no longer able to reproduce due to age?

Wouldn't it be better for the survival of the species if they just died after they couldn't have kids anymore? Evolutionarily they have no purpose right?

Is it just so they can help to raise offspring? But elderly animals continue to consume resources that could go towards young, so isn't it still a net loss overall?

 No.7050

Evolution is just a description of what happens, it does not give purpose to anything. Nothing has "evolutionary purpose", it's a meaningless term.

 No.7051

>>7049
>why, evolutionarily speaking, do animals or organisms in general (including humans) keep on living after they are no longer able to reproduce due to age?
Older members of a community can provide guidance (think village elders and matriarchal/patriarchal familial structures), care (thanks tondecades of knowledge and experience in treating people, modern medicine is not very old), education, and so on. You see this in mammals, where the older members are the guides/leaders cause they know where the water is, food, shelter, where to move, seasons, etc.
>Wouldn't it be better for the survival of the species if they just died after they couldn't have kids anymore? Evolutionarily they have no purpose right?
No. Who'd protect the offspring? This is especially true for humans. We're unique in the animal kingdom because out offspring can't realistically take care of themselves for ten years or more.
>Is it just so they can help to raise offspring? But elderly animals continue to consume resources that could go towards young, so isn't it still a net loss overall?
Their value far outweighs what they use in resources. Some human cultures have practiced senicide.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senicide

 No.7052

>>7049
>a thread died for this
back to >>>/leftypol/



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 No.6995[Reply]

I thought leftypol could use a general /lit/ thread, maybe mainly to discuss fiction and poetry and everything in between since theory and philosophy is widely discussed in many other threads. And I guess aspiring writers could also ask for feedback and advice in this thread.

I would like to start off by asking for some recommendations of leftypol approved Latin American authors and works. Stuff I've already read and enjoyed include: Cien años de soledad, Crónica de una muerte anunciada, Pedro Páramo, El llano en llamas and Cuentos de amor de locura y de muerte.

Maybe /hobby/ would be more fit for a thread like this, but /edu/ could do with some more activity, I reckon.

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>Cuentos de amor de locura y de muerte
yooo thats lit
you finna check out picrel dawg that shit fire😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣crakkkas couped him tho crazy

 No.6998

I really like The Hour of the Star by Clarice Lispector. She was a Ukrainian-born Brazilian, idk if that counts.

 No.7001

Para contribuir con el hilo, to contribute with the thread, two books that I found
One from the indigenist author Arguedas and the other a compilation of tales by Ribeyro (from this one I recomend the At the foot of the hill) sadly, it doesn't have Alienation, one of my favourite tales from him.

 No.7005

>>6996
>>6998
>>7001
thanks for the recs

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Thoughts on Bolaño? I kinda wanna get into him and read pic related, but it's just so fucking long…



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 No.6190[Reply]

Any one has any reads on atheism that are not just "I hecking love science" like the new atheism movement was?
I remember seeing a book about atheism and german idealism; or idealism in general but I can't seem to find it.
Either way let's just talk about atheism in general.

 No.6191

>anglo
Show some respect, those "anglos" invented modern materialist atheism.
Anyway vid related may interest you

 No.6196

>>6191
I'll bookmark this but it'll take time before I get to it

 No.7002

Bump

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 No.6162[Reply]

This is part of the reading series we're doing in the Continental Floppa reading group formerly the anti-Anglo reading group. The plan is to read 1 chapter per week (breaking up chapter 3 into the 3 lectures). This is a selection of lectures and essays by Louis Althusser on the topics of philosophy relative to science and politics. This thread is for discussion and to invite people to the reading group, which can be found here https://matrix.to/#/!mjlMGagFTDhvgxMWhY:matrix.org/

Our schedule has recently changed. We now discuss on Sundays.
UTC (UTC +0) 19:00 (5pm) Universal time
EDT (UTC -4) 15:00 (3pm) Eastern US (daylight savings time)
CEST (UTC +2) 21:00 (7pm) Central Europe (summer time)

The next session will be Sunday 27th June, covering essay 1:
Theory, Theoretical Practice and Theoretical Formation: Ideology and Ideological Struggle
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 No.6385

French edition if anyone cares. [Bookmarked; no links]

 No.6577

Is the full list of this decided/available somewhere? Would love to do the reading but unfortunately don't have much time for discussion. Looking for stuff to share with my local org

 No.6650

Turchetto – Althusser & Monod. A 'New Alliance'? (Historical Materialism 17.3, 2009: 61-79)

 No.6651

>>6577
We are currently doing a thing where everybody takes turns suggesting reading. The next text hasn't been decided yet.

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After reading chapter/essay 6, I had alot to commentate on it and was planning on talking about it in the group chat, but I didn't catch the memo and it was for nothing. For those who've read it &'re interested here is what I wanted to talk about.

If there's any needing of explaining or backing up of a page number, then I'll reply and add it. If you're interested in dunking on me, go ahead. Anyway before talking about the problems I had, I'll first go over the summary points:

(The reason why for letters being put infront of the points is because they're contexts of the critiques I have).

Summary
=Philosophies default properties=
>[a] Philosophy requires science to birth it
>[a/b] Philosophy is inherently selfish since views itself as a gate of logic

=Philosophy default Actions=
>[a] Philosophy tries to make sense of contradictions, not because of interest, but because it's sense of logic
<It's similar to libertarians being against there being a state, but in the interest of running a corporation
>[a]Philosophy conceives the notion that: "Knowledge is power", which in turn makes it justify:
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