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Hello /edu/! /read/ ( >>5912 ) here to announce a new project to you. It's https://archive.marxists.xyz. It's a new public archive of Marxist texts and books, where anyone can edit and format texts.

We're running what is essentially the Marxist counterpart to The Anarchist Library, same software and all. There are a few advantages this software provides us over a traditional site like marxists.org:
>uses a database for storing data, easier to maintain over time
>texts are formatted in a simple markup language, adding new texts is incredibly easy
>site automatically generates various formats of ebooks for use on different devices or even printing
>advanced search and browsing function
and best of all, it's public, so anyone can contribute! Whether adding new translations or just fixing a typo on an already published piece, anyone can help!

The goal of the archive is to be a public place anyone can use to publish Marxist literature in a general sense, whether republished content from other sources, or new translations and original writings. We try to be non-sectarian, as our community itself is diverse. We'll let most classic works be published right away, but original pieces will require a closer look by moderation.

We've already published a few different pieces so you can see for yourself how it all works. For example this one: archive.marxists.xyz/library/friedrich-engels-principles-of-communism

We'd love to have contributions from you! We also invite the translation team at >>2085 to publish their work on our site.

That is all for now, thank you.
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Probably, as eveything else was seemingly fine.


Typo fixed, thanks for pointing it out. That said, if you ever find a mistake in a text like this, you can edit it yourself. There's a button for that on the top header where the different file downloads are, simply click it, edit the text and submit it for moderation.

Nothing very formal, just a quick look through texts as they get edited. We should probably get a proper spellchecking set up.

Glad you're making good use of the site anon.


Did the site die?


I have the same question.



>Food and decolonisation
>How is it that war in Europe should threaten people in Africa and the middle east with starvation?
>Read here: https://thecommunists.org/2022/06/16/news/food-and-decolonisation-hunger-imperialism/


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hey folks im looking for book recommendations for the economics of market socialism
like actual econ books not philosophy or anything like that
Im having alot of trouble finding them so can you guys help me out a bit


Comrade Xi's works seem apropos here


im more looking for free market anti capitalism type of economics like mutualism or even titoist econ might work


is there any mutualist economics books?
it seems like all theory to me


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Are there ANY books which deal with Marxism and theology that are NOT Protestant-centered?

So basically, books on Marxism and Catholicism/Orthodoxy, Judaism, Islam, Paganism, etc.

Don't tell me Kautsky.
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Is this schizoposting?


you dont
marxism is the worst kind of socialism




There's a lot out there actually.


Cockshott doesn't understand dialectics lmao, terminal case of angloidism.

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Everyone tells me Penguin Classic's translation of all of Capital is the best around but what about the rest?

- Paris Manuscripts
- Germany Ideology
- Civil war in France
- Feuerbach
- Gotha
- Grundrisse
- Wage labor and capital
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Don't get the Penguin editions of Capital
They have batshit book-length intros by random scholars pushing their own interpretations, the translations are unnecessarily pedantic and unreadable, and the print quality is awful even for Penguin Classics
They didn't even try with the third volume, where they pretty clearly used what look like photocopier scans for some reason, with triangular black splotches at the corners
Just get the International Publishers editions, or the Wordsworth edition of volumes 1 and 2


the first penguin volume has intro by Ernest Mandel whos economic writings were well received by Guevara but he polemicises against the value form critique pushed by Michael Heinrich and predecessors.


All three intros are Mandel who isn't some who lol. They are terrible photocopier prints with shit bindings though.


The value form critique didn't even exist lol, it has some origins in the work of Rubin from the USSR. Everyone before that (like the second international) believed value was created in production and realized on the market.


We're going to read and then discuss a book by leftypol's favorite historian: Dominic Losurdo! We'll be reading "Liberalism: A Counter-History" starting next week, October 10, 23:00 UTC. We will be doing Chapter 1 for this first meeting!

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<One of Europe's leading intellectual historians deconstructs liberalism's dark side. In this definitive historical investigation, Italian author and philosopher Domenico Losurdo argues that from the outset liberalism, as a philosophical position and ideology, has been bound up with the most illiberal of policies: slavery, colonialism, genocide, racism and snobbery. Narrating an intellectual history running from the eighteenth through to the twentieth centuries, Losurdo examines the thought of preeminent liberal writers such as Locke, Burke, Tocqueville, Constant, Bentham, and Sieyès, revealing the inner contradictions of an intellectual position that has exercised a formative influence on today’s politics. Among the dominant strains of liberalism, he discerns the counter-currents of more radical positions, lost in the constitution of the modern world order.
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This book seems extremely stupid, granted I haven't read Locke but it doesn't take a world genius to point out that a political philosophy based on a transhistorical morality would of course be contradictory.

That's like Engel's whole fucking point in Socialism Utopian and Scientific. Hell it's a common reason why people bash on Kant and prefer Hegel.


Same, it's 1 A.M. where I live and I have to go to work the next morning. I'm already reading a couple of books right now so it's alright, I'm going to focus on what I've already started, but keep this in mind next time, 23:00 UTC basically means no one in Europe with a normal sleep schedule is going to join your reading group.


burgers BTFO


>‘The Liverpool Courier, 22 August 1832, estimated that three quarters of Britain’s coffee, fifteen sixteenths of its cotton, twenty two twenty thirds of its sugar, and thirty four thirty fifths of its tobacco were still produced by slaves.’57 In sum, we should bear in mind the candid judgement of two eighteenth century British witnesses. The first, Joshua Gee, acknowledged that ‘[a]ll this great increase in our treasure proceeds chiefly from the labour of negroes in the plantations’.58


wow this book is depressing
whoever came up with "scratch a liberal and a fascist bleeds" really missed the mark
fascists are more like liberals doing what they always did but wearing clown costumes

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This canal will make the Sea of Azov (over time) become a freshwater lake, while the Canal acts as a man made river. Cities like Rostov will still remain port cities but will have access to lots of fresh water.


How is this going to transform the Azov sea into a freshwater lake and why would you even want to do that? This isn't an arid region so water supply shouldn't be that big of a problem.


Do it


Crimea is aird

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I'm not 100% sure i should post this here but i was directed to here from the QTDDTOT, Do you know any good books from a conspiracy orientation that debunk the jewish conspiracy of the jews being behind it all, like Behold a Pale Horse?

"I give lectures all over the United States. At some point before, during, or after every lecture, some well-meaning but misguided soul, tells me that I have it all wrong and that it's the Jews, the Catholics, the communists, or the bankers that are the cause of all our ills. The target group is blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong. Power over everyone and everything is always attributed to this group - whichever group it happens to be at that moment to that person. These poor people are on the right track, in that there has been and certainly is a conspiracy to bring about a totalitarian world order. They are completely off track to think that any one ethnic, religious, or financial group alone could ever muster enough power to bring its plan to fruition. One group, you see, would always be opposed by all of the other special-interest groups that exist and have always existed throughout history. That is, unless they were all really the same group (the Illuminati) or for some reason they became unified (the Bilderberg Group)."


As the title says, I want to learn about economics from a capitalist perspective. Even if I learn economics from Marxist literature, which might be a truthful description of the matter, the terminology and ideas of capitalists themselves are still foreign to me. So which books should I read to get an understanding of economics from a capitalist standpoint?
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OP you can just read Smith, Ricardo and Keynes. I plan on doing it one day, but taking a break after finishing Volume 3.

Everything else as pointed out in this board, is ideological - the above are too, but they are giants nonetheless.

I would probably join a Keynes reading group of The General Theory, maybe Ricardo too. After seeing passages of Smith I really don't enjoy his writing, its more technical than Marx's and less insightful.


Also since I want to read Shaikh's Capitalism I need to go through an undergrad book of microecon, it's not hard by any means if you don't follow a graduate text - the one I flipped through looked like a graduate text on number theory in the first few chapters and the problem sets were not easy - just a necessary slog to understand the field.


Just started reading macroeconomics and I‘m pretty delighted. Exactly what I was looking for. His (or their) writing style is very informationally dense and it can be difficult to keep up with all the presented notions, but it was pretty much what I was looking for. Presenting different schools of thought, going into the historical development and the shortcomings of the status quo.


Thomas Piketty


Martin Luther once said: “if you want to change the world pick up your pen and write”; in order to be financially comfortable so one can spend the whole day reading and writing, one has to play the game and understand it— by owning assets (real estate, value stocks, government bonds) that give cash flow.

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I'd like to understand just what the fucking US Military helped do to the island. According to the Wikipedia article, the man in picrel(Juan Bosch) was just a social democrat, but the fact that they couldn't even allow that when Europe already more or less had social democratic movements is something that speaks volumes.


Most likely they didn't want another Castro
Castro also presented himself as a democrat before switching over to the Soviet bloc and giving them Cuba.
Bosch was also apparently carrying out land reform which would have broken up the large landowning feudalist class, a class that the US empire finds easy compradors in. Same reason they moved against Allende.


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I doubt that a lot of books on the topic have been translated into English.
I've heard that pic related is pretty good. Author is Cuban residing in DR.


The US at that time was truly paranoid about socialdemocrats being fellow travelers, making a lot of heads roll for just plain domination.
Well, if you wanted to do some socialdemocracy the first thing in the table was to be anticommunist, declare it to the four winds and then you could work something, like Betancourt in Venezuela


>>11883 (me)
After watching it, those Dominican socdems have truly a their heart in the left, or maybe is just beacuse the 14 de Junio were fighting against a dictatorship

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