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Hey y´all. I´m on a translating journey and I thought that others might benfit from a general thread for others that might be interested in the effort or to give their input.

Ill be translating from Spanish to English myself, but perhaps other anons will use this thread for other languages.
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Bump, need help on this


did you find it?


Cambodia was socialist, only ultras don't understand this.


I think I sall the Holocaust in there tho?


Yes. I finally found the book. It's called Démocratie. Histoire politique d’un mot. Aux États-Unis et en France by Francis Dupuis-Déri (Democracy. Political History of a word. In the United States and France). Pdf related.

I've just started translating the book to English using Adobe Acrobat and a translator. I'll use this thread for updates and keep you guys posted on the progress. I don't think it should take ages to translate because, without counting the references/bibliography, the book is just 215 pages.

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Hello everyone, we have received the results of our project proposal topic, and I'm delighted to announce that we are teaming up with 'leftypedia' to deliver our planned 'argument/talking point resource' idea. In case you don't know, leftypedia is the current version of the old abandoned 'marxistpedia' which was a project started by leftypol users back in the day, so I think this is sort of like a homecoming in a way.


Anyway, if you have a look at the leftypedia site you might be able to tell that they have a much more formal and 'encyclopedic' tone than what we're planning, just like wikipedia, but the admin is going to create a separate 'category' for our new content that will be called something like 'rhetoric: topic' rather than just 'topic', this will also feature on the frontpage much like the encyclopedic content. As a tenplate, I'd like you to feast your eyes on these pages which someone on leftypedia already made (albeit only on their personal userspace for now).


I'd like to ask if anyone can come up with a slightly more catchy name for our new section than 'rhetoric', cause that sounds a bit cumbersome to me even though I came up with it, so yeah, open to suggestions.

So, since that isn't implemented yet, I'd like you all to try familiarise yourselves with the site for now, maybe take a look at the articles that are already there and improve some of them if you feel able. Unfortunately the site currently has only edit by approval so you will have to wait for any changes you make to be approved, this is because of a persistent spambot problem and I hope that we will be able to work out something to change this to normal editing as on wikipedia and the like, please just bear with it for now.

If you have an answer to a 'common question', or you have an effortpost you'd like to archive and save, then please post it in this topic for now so that we can work on it together until we can figure out how to categorise our new section of the site.

Thanks for your attention!
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Site is dead again


Site is alive again


Site is dead again :(


Why does this work so well. I would watch a young misato being a pilot


Have people given up on Leftypedia in favor of ProleWiki? That site has several issues but is active and looks nice at least. I like the idea of Leftypedia and feel like it could be a promising non-sectarian general repository if only we could have more active admins

We still don't even have >>11462 for Christsake

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Recently translated into English

>The family is both: natural relation and social relation. It is based on social relations and biological descent, often without consciousness of duration, but it becomes something permanent, objective, independent - an 'institution'. Modern French sociology of the Durkheim school, especially Marcel Mauss and Claude Lévi-Strauss, in contrast to older views, did not derive the prohibition of incest, which is fundamental for the family, from so-called natural or psychological conditions, but determined it as a "total social phenomenon", essentially from the needs of an exchange society according to fixed property structures. If, however, such results are true, then the family in the form with which we are familiar is itself socially mediated and not a mere natural category. It is therefore subject to social dynamics and must not be hypostatized by science. The social dynamics of the family are twofold. On the one hand, the increasing socialization, 'rationalization', and 'integration' of all human relations in late, fully developed exchange society tends to push back as much as possible the—socially considered—irrational-natural, partial element of the family order. On the other hand, however, with such progressive socialization, the more strongly controlled drives rebel more strongly against their institutional control and break through at the point of least resistance. But this is what, under the conditions of contemporary society, the family has become. Today it finds itself equally attacked by the progress of civilization and by sexuality, which the sacral claim of marriage can no longer tame.
>The crisis of the family cannot be dismissed as a mere symptom of decay and decadence. The family is presented with the bill not only for the crude oppression so often inflicted by the head of the family on the weaker woman and especially on the children up to the threshold of the modern age, but also for economic injustice, the exploitation of domestic labor in a society that otherwise obeys the laws of the market, and for all those suppressions of desire, which family discipline imposes on its members, without this discipline always being justifiedPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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All good communists study math.

What are you studying right now? What is your favorite field of mathematics and why?

Personally, I really like the book "Linear Algebra Done Right" by Sheldon Axler. It is on Libgen if you are interested and I attached a pdf.
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There are some pretty cool books in the rest of the publisher's catalog: https://archive.org/details/mir-titles
These two for example present topics in a very fun dialog style:


Taking Calc II at a community college.
I think i am going to switch declared major from Computer Science to Mathematics, it seems more useful for building utopia.
How important is statistics for applied math? Can I get away with just taking the upper-division level later or should I study it at the expense of vector calculus?


Could someone help me find out where to start with this problem? I tried to search up hints or explanations for the problem book but came up with nothing.


It is pretty easy to do inductively. First you show that it holds for n=1, that's trivial. Then you say: assuming it holds for n, it will also hold for n+1. You write down the left side, rearrange it a little so that the left side of the n case is there, replace that with the right side of the n case, and verify that you have got the right side of the n+1 case.

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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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The bourgeois is the revolutionary subject in the class war.

Capitalism created the contradiction of The bourgeoisie and the Proletariat. The Bourgeois develop the productive forces utilizing the Proletariat towards the point of the proletariat being replaced by automation, through technological automation the proletariats position is replaced as laborer (No more wage for the prole). The bourgeois starve them out through various methods until the proletariat is liquidated (in the sense the Nazis used the word). With the Proletariat liquidated the class position of the bourgeoisie disappears as no proletariat means no bourgeoisie, the class contradiction is dissolved, capitalism is abolished, and the ex-bourgeoisie inscribe on their banner "each according to their ability, each according to their need!", thus automated luxury communism is established.

I don't believe this but I'm pretty sure Bill Gates and his neoliberal friends implicitly do. this is why he talks about population control for the third world so much, less proles.
We've actually been doing socialist construction for the last couple 100 years, just not for the proletariat to inherit.


I'm thinking about coffee
I'm reading nothing currently but I am gonna pick something up this week outta my library
I learned that we have a lot of cool threads here and in hobby


are you still with us 1 and a half years later? lol



Broke: Using Assimil courses to self-learn with
Woke: Looking up Foreign Service Institute courses to self-learn with


Audiobook thread.

Post audiobooks links ITT.

I'll start.

Eric Hobsbawm - On Nationalism



Im doing to dump my audiobooks from audible but it will take a while to download and convert them all.


Convert them to .opus



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What does /edu/ do for knowledge management? Does it work? How important is it? Experiences?

I am starting a Tiddlywiki and plan on doing the zettelkasten method. The way I understand it, I just take notes and link them to each other with tags or something? Seems straightforward yet quite useful.egoismEgoism
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Bumping the thread with book on smart notes. When this was starting I had used a browser based note system that got laggy and cult like, switched over to obsidian, but lost all my data when I reformatted my hard drive. Never got the urge to go back and re-do all the notes and links and such. I remember some threads on /lit/ about it that subsequently always turned into half the people using emacs or whatever DOS looking system that looked super cool but always seemed overly complicated, like learning both how to use the system and then learn the learning system was too much at once. The other half of the thread would turn into a debate about how chunked the information had to be. I didn't learn about any of this stuff until after graduate school so I feel like I probably missed the boat. But here's a bump for the thread, hopefully to re inspire us all.


The appeal for me is the interconnection between concepts, but I think the way I would use the z method would be unorthodox.

I'm not sure how all the different software that implements the z method works but having something that tells you what entries link to the current entry is really useful. It's very close to tagging, but you can go into more detail.

Creating new entries is (read: should be) as easy as [linking it]. So rather than going into a separate area to create a new entry, you just reference whatever topics you want in line. When you go to that topic, you get backlinks.

So I might have several different entries I'd link to. While writing my notes in one entry I might write something like [revolution] to have a page that lists of everything that references revolutions.

I strongly suggest something that is self-contained like tiddlywiki if you're trying to do it on a flash drive. Tiddlywiki just needs a browser.

The reason I don't like using Emacs or other TUI-esque software is that formatting graphically isn't possible. It's easy to create lists or bold text, but resizing tables or highlighting in various colors gets tedious.

For now I'm using Zotero but will probably switch to something else until I find what I like again.


is there any software to your knowledge that would allow someone to do this not on the web ie

im not sure how safe i would feel with it being o nthe web versus being just on my computer. might be irrational but still


Tiddlywiki works offline


Here we post our fields of expertise, in hopes to share the knowledge with our fellow comrades. Ask any questions to comrades in this thread regarding their skills, and post your own. Maybe we can create a chat eventually to teach things at a more in depth level.

Me: Native English speaker, very good at math, okay at similar sciences, and computer science, can help with music regarding drums/guitar/songwriting etc.

I'm particularly interested in learning Chinese (Mandarin), I've just started learning some basics, if anyone has any advice or resources for learning that would be great.
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Such is the life of most image boards.


I found my clone lmao


similar thread on hobby >>>/hobby/28220

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Don't ask how, but now I'm responsible for a club of high-schoolers that are self-described "baby leftists" and want to learn more. As far as I'm aware, they don't seem to be as lib-brained as I expected(though they certainly still are to some extent), so I really don't want to mess this up.

Apart from the classic reading lists of /leftypol/, what are some other accessible texts(history especially, because some of the AP history and english teachers here are quite anti-communist even by lib standards and their curriculums reflect that) that I could give them and expect them to get through?
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>Is there anything I can teach them in that regard other than the obvious "Get debriefed by local comrades"?
Not really, other than "You're here to support them, not take over for them" or something to that effect.
People get enthusiastic but need to temper their egos and idealism.


>Also give them stuff about what they can do as individuals day-to-day, then as a group, and then organising, etc.

Not OP, but any examples, ideas, texts, etc? I've found labor organizing guides like the attached pdf, I know the IWW has some too. Does anyone have any texts or ideas for the inter-personal tho?


Graeber’s 5000 years of debt
Bullshit jobs
Capitalist realism
A people’s history
Manufacturing consent
Simulacra and simulation
Anything by Michael Parenti
The end of policing
Amusing ourselves to death
The new Jim crowe
Food politics
Forget the Alamo


Society of the spectacle also feels like it could be added to that list - not incredibly difficult but also a good entry into harder concepts imo

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