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 No.8302[Reply]

Hey /edu/ bros, I'd like to find out if there are any books on Soviet history from historians in the USSR that an English speaker could read? I know there's Trotsky's history of the revolution, but I'm looking for something more comprehensive, covering at least up until the Khrushchev period, if possible. I feel like when people argue about Soviet history, we always toss around names like Conquest, Applebaum, Kotkin, Getty, Tauger, and yes even the dark lord of history Grover Furr, but the only Russian historian I see often on here is Zemzov, but I only know him from graphs and citations. Would very much appreciate feedback, thanks.
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 No.8438

There are many, OP. The Soviets published many of their works in several languages, not just in russian. If you don't know about Ismail, he is a leftist who has scanned and uploaded hundreds of books printed in the Soviet Union and eastern bloc countries. Here's his full archive:
https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou?sort=titleSorter

You can also find more soviet-published books here:
https://www.bannedthought.net/
https://redstarpublishers.org/

 No.8666

What is the truth about the Holodomor? Was it completely or partly intentional? Is it true that Soviet authorities took almost all the grain in favour of the cities while leaving Ukrainian farmers with nothing to go through the naturally-caused famine.
I heard that the famine also involved non-communist Poland and that Soviet authorities dispatched grain as soon as thay knew about it, but where are the sources?

 No.8667

>>8666
Most claims are unsourced exaggerations, but denying that the USSR's rapid industrialization was anything but brutal on the countryside is also a lie

 No.8668

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>>8666
>What is the truth about the Holodomor?
basically around 31 and drought happened, and it destroyed grain not only on Ukraine, but on Kazakhstan and Poland, at that time it was not a famine but it became when the Kulaks (farmers with medium and large patches of land) destroyed grand part of the food, thus creating the famine in the local,
>was it completely or partly intentional ?
Not at all, but the soviet gorvernment, at the start made bad choices, for example, in the year of the drought they tought it would be a record year the harvest, so they made large goals and toke alot of grain from the farms.
>Is it true that Soviet authorities took almost all the grain in favour of the cities while leaving Ukrainian farmers with nothing to go through the naturally-caused famine
they also send food from more food secure to Ukraine, as for the toke to the cities, if they did not do that the cities would collapsed from the famine, not only that would kill far more people,
because different than in the fields, it's not to find food with ease, it would also destroy the efforts of the USSR at the time to industrialise and create machines to farming for high yields, because majority of the farming in the USSR at the time was made by hand thus had low yields, and that is the reason that, before the USSR, there was a famine every ten years, earlier if something like a drought have happened .
i recomend you read from Prof. Mark Tauger, he is know in the liberal academia as a trustworthy scholar about the question.
https://newcoldwar.org/archive-of-writings-of-professor-mark-tauger-on-the-famine-scourges-of-the-early-years-of-the-soviet-union/

 No.8670

>>8668
Thanks



 No.1299[Reply]

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
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 No.3639

From a more rightist colleague I've heard John Huizinga's "Autumn of the Middle Ages" as THE book I should read. (His 'Homo Ludens' also sounds quite interesting)

 No.3647

Why does a full suit of High Middle Ages chainmail, like with coif, hauberk, mufflers, cuisse, etc. look so fucking good?

 No.3665

A bit specialist, but there are some reading recommendations in this academic syllabus for anyone interested in medieval philosophy and theology:
https://itself.blog/2020/10/08/angels-and-demons-syllabus/#more-27219

 No.8630

There is some good Soviet literature but It'll take me time to dig it up

 No.8641

>"Marc Bloch said that his goal in writing Feudal Society was to go beyond the technical study a medievalist would typically write and 'dismantle a social structure.' In this outstanding and monumental work, which has introduced generations of readers to the feudal period, Bloch treats feudalism as living, breathing force in Western Europe from the ninth to the thirteenth century. At its heart lies a magisterial account of relations of lord and vassal, and the origins of the nature of the fief, brought to life through compelling accounts of the nobility, knighthood and chivalry, family relations, political and legal institutions, and the church. For Bloch history was a process of constant movement and evolution and he describes the slow process by which feudal societies turned into what would eventually become nation states. A tour de force of historical writing, Feudal Society is essential reading for anyone interested in both Western Europe's past and present.



 No.8628[Reply]

Hey bros, looking for stuff focusing on the political persecutions of Communists, Anarchists, Union Men, and others in the US from roughly 1918-1920. Specifically hoping to find stuff on socialists being incarcerated during this period. Would love some primary sources, but would also really value secondary sources from the time. Thanks.
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 No.8632

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what i could find

 No.8633

>>8632 (me)
i noticed there's a theme of persecution of communists along with minorities

 No.8634

>>8629
The scare started during the First World War as a response to Iron and Steel Labour Strikes that threatened the Military-Industrial Complex. The brutal casualties from the 1 Year in the European War and the later socialist Revolutions in Russia and Germany scared American Businessmen and thy played on the isolationism that the American People sought and promoted anti-communist scare stories, violently suppressing strikes and protests.

Further aggravation came from self-proclaimed anarchists' mailing bombs to prominent Americans, including United States Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer and United States Supreme Court Associate Justice (and former Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice) Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Unique events like the Boston Police Strike in September 1919 and the crushed Bonus Army, alongside the alarming candidness of General Smedley Butler, made the Military and Police forces focus on expulsing and tracking communists to prevent them from gaining footholds in the government and military.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonus_Army

I got more but I'll have to dig.

 No.8635

>>8632
>>8634
Thank you gentlement

 No.8636

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>>8635
Of course



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 No.8597[Reply]

Are there any good books on Ba'athist Iraq under Saddam's rule? I know he wasn't really a socialist and killed communists or whatever but I don't want to read some America propaganda.


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 No.278[Reply]

ITT post ur favourite historical uniforms
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 No.8542

>The Ghorcharas or the irregular cavalry had no uniform laid down for them; yet they turned out sharply, as testified by Baron Hugel, a Prussian noble, who visited Maharajah Ranjit Singh in 1836 and inspected a cavalry parade. "I never beheld," he wrote of a troop of ghorcharhas, "a finer nor a more remarkably striking body of men. Each one was dressed differently, and yet so much in the same fashion that they all looked in perfect keeping."
source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikh_Khalsa_Army
not related to pic but I'm really curious about that, unfortunately I don't think we'll ever get to see any proper depiction of that.

 No.8543

forgot about this thread

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 No.8594

1920s Red Army uniform is the best.



 No.2933[Reply]

I made these charts recently, if you have any ideas of new charts or charts of your own drop them here.
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 No.8526

What about the least "scary commie" list for average people?

Like Engels' works seem to be more palatable because there's less negative connotations if that makes sense…

idk I'm still trying to design a really short and tight list that could be given to people without scaring them off prematurely.

 No.8527

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>am I forgotton

 No.8536

>>8526
I've been thinking of this question myself. I think the best places to start are the popular pamphlets of the Second International era - still revolutionary Marxism, but from obscure authors with non-Russian names that won't trigger normies. Rosa Luxemburg for example is surprisingly appealing to liberals because of her gender and cool life story, yet she was a steadfast revolutionary Marxist whom Lenin criticized for being too insurrectionary. She doesn't have any really great works for beginners however.

Kautsky has a couple works in this field, the best one being The Historic Accomplishment of Karl Marx that focuses on Marxist political practice instead of just theory. The author and the tone of the writing are less intimidating than Marx himself, but the political message still remains true to his work. Lenin was a fan of this pamphlet, in fact the quote about Marxism being the combination of "English economics, German philosophy, and French socialism" was ripped pretty much directly from Kautsky.

Finally there's The Two Souls of Socialism by Hal Draper. Good stuff while still remaining short and accessible. Some of the political content may be objectionable however, like the constant bashing on the USSR as "Stalinist socialism from above".

I still think that Engels' Socialism: Utopian and Scientific is the best introduction to Marxism by far however. It's tough to recommend to total normies, but if you can sense they're Marx-curious it's the way to go.

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>>8536
>Rosa Luxemburg for example is surprisingly appealing to liberals because of her gender and cool life story
Not only liberals.

 No.8541

Any lists like this for Freudo-Marxists/Frankfurt School?



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 No.1465[Reply]

Anybody know some good textbooks on modern psychology, any field goes, although social psychology would be the most important one.
And yeah, psychology general now that we are in it.
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 No.1614

>>1465
REDpill me on Lacan

 No.8442

A "History of the Field of Psychology" would be a necessary read for me. Granted, a history of social science in general would be a necessary read. I mostly know the marxist perspective and that's it. Would be nice to learn about the rivalling trends

 No.8446

Aronson's The Social Animal is probably the most important book in social psychology, although he is a massive lib and it shows through sometimes. The field is also very much still coping with the replication crisis and there's no clear way to resolve this.

 No.8453

>>1614
Seconded

 No.8521

>>1614
libtard pseud that projected semiotics onto psychology



 No.5457[Reply]

I thought that it might me interesting to have a research thread on Native Americans (meaning all of the American continent). I've become very interested in the subject after reading about their culture and way of life, which was much more complex than colonizers initially believed. I'll embed a video which talks about various things about pre columbian civilizations, like how the populations may have been as high as 100 million before disease wiped out many (disease likely went a head of europeans too, so what settlers saw was basically post apocalyptic). Also, what we're now finding out about how humans initially arrived is very interesting too as there were likely some migrations by boat through the pacific by Pacific Islanders, who were incredible at navigation.

 No.5458

Also crazy is how ancient mounds built by aborigines are used as part of a fucking golf course, literally Stonehenge underneath them. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/12/arts/design/octagon-earthworks-newark-ohio-golf-course-native-american.html

 No.5459

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>>5457
>which was much more complex than colonizers initially believed.
more like
>which was initially impressive and humbling to colonizers who proceeded to erase as much of it as possible because it made them feel insecure about their shitty architecture/agriculture and lack of hygiene
Early explorers tended to be impressed by the societies they encountered before disease and colonial genocide fucked it up.

People are sad about the Library of Alexandria burning, but we still have many if not most of the texts it contained there (because they "taxed" visitors by having them lend their texts to the library to copy, so it was largely not original texts). Meanwhile almost all of the writing that existed in the Americas (which most people aren't aware existed at all) was systematically destroyed by colonizers for being pagan etc.
For example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_codices

Also look into the more recent LiDAR scans of land in the Americas (and other places like Angkor Wat) finding far more extensive ruins that were originally known to exist. A lot of the past is hidden under soil that accumulated above it, but with laser scanning from aircraft it's now possible to reveal it.
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/hidden-ancient-maya-city-discovered-lidar-1359307

 No.5463

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On this subject I really recommend Visión de los Vencidos (The Broken Spears in English) by Miguel León Portilla. As the title suggests, it's about the conquest of what is now Mexico as told by the Aztecs themselves

 No.5465

>>5457
Some books on Aztec philosophy and theology.

 No.8508

>>5457
This isn't North America, but I had a hard time finding anything online about the Ona/Selk'nam people.



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 No.8358[Reply]

(This is not an identity politics or feminism vs. anti-feminism debate thread. Please don't use it as such.)

Why have women always been subjugated in some way or another? What are the material roots of this sex-based social hierarchy that has permeated virtually all human societies throughout history, and what actions should we as socialists undertake to achieve equality between the sexes?

There was a brief discussion about this in the prostitution thread, but it quickly got buried between all the other conversations going on at the same time. Feel free to share your thoughts - maybe we can come to some sort of conclusion here.
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 No.8388

>>8380
>implying 'Marxist' isn't effectively a buzzword synonym for a materialist scientific paradigm incidentally used by historians and anthropologist in formal works anyway
U

 No.8390

>>8389
>Ug use club get coochie
All the good times…
Nowadays you'll never get to have a totally dependent fuckdoll that bows her head when you talk, unless you go full hillbilly or the marriage equivalent of a sex tourist.

 No.8391

I know humans are not all that sexually dimorphic like other animals but wouldn't differences in muscle/bone density, skeletal proportions, inclination towards aggression (because of men having way more Testosterone) factor into this?

 No.8392

>>8358
It was the lack of Fluoride in the water and soy in every other meal and Demons.

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 No.6063[Reply]

I'm a college dropout in burgerland, and I would like to improve my understanding of math, which was my worst subject in academia. Does anyone here have any suggestions or resources for someone who only speaks English, but would still like to do better than American schooling? Assume that I stopped learning math in 6th grade, or 9th grade for geometry in particular.
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 No.7820

Serge Lang and Professor Leonard

 No.8051

I recommend studying this. It is geometry for high school students with a focus on proofs and reasoning. Do all the exercises, they can be frustrating but are very satisfying to solve. This should give you a very solid foundation of mathematical thinking. Calculations can be drilled but this is the real shit.

 No.8435

All math past middle school is over glorified algebra

 No.8436

> Analytical Math
Solve Physics problems, progress up to like Goldstein mechanics (or the equivalent grad textbook for what you are interested in)
> Theoretical Math
Number theory into a modern cryptography book

Anything else is toy problems not worth solving



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