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'The weapon of criticism cannot, of course, replace criticism of the weapon, material force must be overthrown by material force; but theory also becomes a material force as soon as it has gripped the masses.' - Karl Marx
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 No.5393[Reply]

I'm a 100% Debordian doomerism cuck and the only thing i've read from Foucault is Discipline and Punish which I didn't even finish. I don't understand why he gets so much shit from everyone.
His writing style is pretty simple and I don't think he says anything absurdly stupid.
I've tried reading Forget Foucault but it's inaccessible even by Baudrillard standards.
Can someone give me a quick rundown? And what's your opinion on him? Is it true that he basically became a neoliberal at the end of his life?
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 No.5455

He gave support to neoliberalism cuz "less state power is good for freedumbz"

 No.5469

Foucault is generally well respected in the academy these days

now if you want to talk about someone who is underrated, it's Bourdieu

 No.5503

>>5450
>modes of production are not control units.
All that is solid melts into air…

 No.5528

Because he was a pedo lol



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 No.5353[Reply]

Hey guys I know this might seem a bit annoying but has anyone here read Rudolph Rummel's work or Benjamin Valentino? Their death rates are so astronomically high and if someone already knows the fault with their methodology I don't wanna slog through their nonsense.brocialismBrocialism

 No.5354

>>5353
Im so dumb, it literally says Rudolph was part of the victims of communism foundationbrocialismBrocialism

 No.5355

Why did you even want to read those books in the first place?

 No.5356

>>5355
To discredit them? I was talking to someone and they mentioned these people.brocialismBrocialism



 No.5329[Reply]

Hi. Is there anyone interested in doing an Anarcho-Nihilist reading group? The purpose would be to help get a better understanding of the individualist/nihilist/'post-left' currents in anarchy.
I have a few text suggestions but i'd like to reach concensus if not do a poll on what to read.

Also, let this be a general PDF repo for non-leftist anarchist thought.anarcho-nihilismAnarcho-Nihilism

 No.5332

try /dead/ maybe

 No.5335

>>5332
It's more useful to ask here.

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 No.5311[Reply]

What's a good introduction to philosophy from a marxist perspective?
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 No.5371

>>5366
capital isn't about philosophy

 No.5372

>>5371
I've often heard Lukacs' History and Class Consciousness is basically what Marx would've wrote had he stuck with philosophy.

 No.5373

Not the German ideology. Its bullshit

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 No.5375

>>5373
Unrelated, but I watched a Video about the German Ideology some time ago and there was this one Guy in the Comments who just insisted that it was the Jewish Ideology instead. I found pretty pathetic, but also funny



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 No.5280[Reply]

>Be once in a millennia genius
>Writes big book detailing and explaining all his ideas and findings
>Explains something via a concept that he hasn't laid out yet and without which nobody can fully understand the explanation
>"Oh, don't worry anon! This concept I use here will be explained in chapter 7 of Volume 3 of this work"
>Goes on eating drinking and smoking like a pig
>Dies before he even finishes Vol 2
>Leaves Engels to guesstimate and extrapolate what he meant

Thanks, Karl, not like we needed all the knowledge we can get to fight the most powerful oppressive force in human history or nothingread_a_fucking_bookRead a Fucking Book
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>>5308
ah the early 2010s good times

 No.5310

>>5280
>>Be once in a millennia genius
This is correct

 No.5312

>>5280
objectively a shit take. Communism is the cult of the idea man

 No.5344

>>5312
Explain

 No.5347

>>5312
There's no "take", it's a shitpost bro



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 No.5247[Reply]

Audiobook:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRNuTHEmgKU

Civilization and Its Discontents is a book by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. It was written in 1929 and first published in German in 1930 as "The Uneasiness in Civilization". Exploring what Freud sees as the important clash between the desire for individuality and the expectations of society, the book is considered one of Freud's most important and widely read works, and was described in 1989 by historian Peter Gay as one of the most influential and studied books in the field of modern psychology.

Feel free to post your thoughts, lectures, secondary reading material.

A reading group gets together Saturdays around 22 UTC and this is the next text to be discussed.
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 No.5283

>>5282
Falun Gong is an arm of the imperialists and funded by the CIA, I do understand why they say what they say.
Freud, and psychoanalysis in general, on the other hand, is being repressed in imperialist society by faithful shock troopers such as you, except where they can use it to control us and sell us products.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bernays

 No.5291

>>5282
the difference is that PsychoAnalysis isn’t an ethical doctrine. Cults are.

 No.5292

>>5255
>There's nothing yet with which I particularly strongly disagree.
You agree that people have perfect memory within them? You agree that telepathy is a real thing?

 No.5293

>>5292
Show me where in this text Freud implies either of those.

 No.5364

https://tv.leftypol.org/r/streaming
About to go live reading the last chapters.



 No.5223[Reply]

so what does this board have to offer
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 No.5240

>>5223
This board mainly offers books

 No.5245

>>5240
any recommendations

 No.5246

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 No.5301

>>5228
>theoryhead
>Vaush
Faggot, please!!!!read_a_fucking_bookRead a Fucking Book



 No.5215[Reply]

Whatever happened to the free/open culture movement?
In the late 00's there was this big push against copyright law and in favor importing/adapting the values of free software to general culture and media but once we entered into the 10's it puffed away like if it had never existed.
I made this same thread on lainchan months ago and one of the answer said that "Copyright law became more flexible and managed to adapt to the internet making Creative Commons and the like irrelevant" and that's truth, the issue now is if a free culture is still worth fighting for when it seems like content creators are protective as ever.
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 No.5286

>>5277
But the difference is that the rights you surrender are legal fiction while your computer is material reality. See the post above yours.

 No.5287

>>5286
your ISP threatening to blacklist you and withhold service is also material reality

 No.5316

>>5237
>Gavin Mueller
In a recent interview he compares the FOSS movement to the Luddite movement. While this is a take I've never heard before, the more I think about it the more it makes sense. https://novaramedia.com/2021/03/26/luddites-hackers-saboteurs/

 No.5317

>>5316
Apparently Johan Söderberg shared similar sentiments in his 2008 book, Hacking Capitalism: The Free and Open Source Software Movement and later from Mueller's colleague, Maxigas in the Journal of Peer Production. Both are/were associated with the P2P Foundation.

 No.5331

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So in the end is an free culture still worth fighting for?



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 No.5204[Reply]

Did the Renaissance change art only for the better?

For example, are there any negative things to say about the way music evolved during that period?

All I hear and read about Renaissance art (hell, anything to do with the period, for that matter) are positive things or at least it's talked about in a positive light. Zero criticisms of it whatsoever.

 No.5206

Kant and Heidegger critique Renaissance philosophy if that’s something you’re looking for



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 No.5201[Reply]

I've seen in a lot of leftist YouTube videos Communists typically respond to the "tragedy of the commons" argument by referring to the history of Europe and how lands that were actually held in common ownership had private property introduced by force to alienate people from their means of production. are there any books that elaborate on the history of private property in detail, with reference to specific political leaders, parties, and events?

 No.5202

I have a vague sense Maupin wrote a book on that but I could be wrong

 No.5205

>>5202
I don’t see it. almost all of his books seem to be about modern politics based on their summaries, except City Builders which happens to reference (literally) ancient history. are you getting it mixed up with something else or is that it?

 No.5212

>>5205
Ah isn't a book coming back to the thought I think it was a rant about the horrors of the seizure of the commons in one of his talks



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