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Post Copy pastas, videos and books which debunk common Fascist, Liberal talking points which are repeated often.
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Against social Darwinism

<A persons IQ can fluctuate by 13 points in a few months thanks to wealth and poverty.

>In a series of experiments, the researchers found that pressing financial concerns had an immediate impact on the ability of low-income individuals to perform on common cognitive and logic tests. On average, a person preoccupied with money problems exhibited a drop in cognitive function similar to a 13-point dip in IQ, or the loss of an entire night’s sleep.

>To better gauge the influence of poverty in natural contexts, between 2010 and 2011 the researchers also tested 464 sugarcane farmers in India who rely on the annual harvest for at least 60 percent of their income. Because sugarcane harvests occur once a year, these are farmers who find themselves rich after harvest and poor before it. Each farmer was given the same tests before and after the harvest, and performed better on both tests post-harvest compared to pre-harvest.


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Writer worth reading or reactionary garbage?

Lenin apparently wasn't a fan; from "The Other Lenin" by Alexander Maysuryan:
> ["Demons" is] Evidently reactionary filth, like Krestovsky's "Flock of Panurge", I have absolutely no desire to waste time on it. I have no need for such literature; what could it possibly give me? […] I have no free time for this garbage."
Demons isn't the only book he doesn't like:
>I am familiar with the content of both these pungent works, and that is more than enough for me. I just about began reading the "Brothers Karamazov" and then dropped it: the scenes in the monastery made me sick."

However, Stalin apparently enjoyed Dostoevsky greatly. He had a heavily annotated copy of "The Brothers Karamasov" and at least once referred to Dostoevsky as a "great philosopher." Quote:
> [Dostoevsky is] a great writer and a great reactionary. We don't publish him because he is a bad influence on the youth. But he is a great author.

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This is not a debate thread. I encourage debate on this topic to happen in /leftypol/, as it would have anyway. This is an /edu/cational thread only.

Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, the third and highest stage of communist theory, was synthesized in 1982 by the Peruvian Communist Party (known in bourgeois sources by the epithet "Sendero Luminoso"). Here is the document they published concerning this: http://library.redspark.nu/1982_-_Maoism._On_Marxism-Leninism-Maoism
Parties and organizations that uphold MLM theory in the modern day include:
>Communist Party of Ecuador – Red Sun
>Peru People’s Movement (Reorganisation Committee)
>Communist Party of Brazil (Red Faction)
>Red Faction of the Communist Party of Chile
>Maoist Organization for the Reconstitution of the Communist Party of Columbia
>Revolutionary Nucleus for the Reconstitution of the Communist Party of Mexico
>Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist
>Committee Red Flag, FRG
>Maoist Communist Party, French State
Red Flag Collective, Finland
>Committees for the Foundation of the (Maoist) Communist Party of Austria
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I will answer your question by the two sides you laid out:

>in modern first world countries, these "limits on access to education" simply don't exist in the way they did in revolutionary Russia, China, etc.

This is true to an extent, public schooling allows even lumpens the ability to learn at least basic knowledge on a range of subjects.

With that said, the fact still stands that to go out of your way to stumble onto and then go on to research Marxism in it's theory and history in any great depth you need to have a good amount of time and energy to bother taking up the task.

I am approaching this from the current situation in the imperial core (what I assume you're talking about) where Communist are universally anaemic and can barely attract college students let alone the working and lumpen masses.

Marxism and all that is connected with it will never be taught in public schools nor will it be exposed to the general public as anything less than a bogeyman with the usual anti-communist rhetoric ('good in theory but….').

The lack of access to education is not the same as it was is in semi-feudal societies, yes, but it's still present in more subtle way; you may have full access to key Marxist texts to read in print or online as we do, but again most don't have the sheer willpower after a hard, draining day's work to push through a dense text with archaic, academic language when they could instead veg out to TV or scroll through social media.

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Whilst i'm here have a load of books I found related to Maoism.


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Here's some good streams that cover MLM and it's history:

>People's War in the Philippines: The CPP-NPA w/Space Babies


>Combatting Imperialism with The Peace Report


>Revolutionary Nationalism with Black Red Guard


>Vučko Answers Your Questions about the PCP



The Shanghai textbook is very good and it needs to be spread more.


Any update on Nepal? Seems like Maoists are regaining momentum against the sellout ML that cucked the Nepali workers out to imperialism.

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I saw this picture (pic related) on another thread, and I am actually pretty curious about the topic.

Any good suggestions (books, videos, texts) for getting into African philosophy, culture and art?
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>People thought the earth was flat bf copernicus
you probably mean geocentrism but even that is not entirely true


Circular Earth has been the norm since Anaxagoras and Plato.


have you got a pdf of them




>read Hegel’s History of Philosophy
Hegel was pretty ignorant about non western philosophy.
for example the chinese.

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Post any weird and obscure history facts that you know of
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The Camera was invented simultaneously by three different people at the same time in the 1830s without any of them having been aware of one another's work.

Hércules Florence, in Brazil, in 1832
Daguerre & Niépce, in France, in the 1820s-30s (they were partners, and had both created proto-photographs independently, but it wasn't until their later collaboration that led to the Daguerreotype in 1834-6)
Henry Fox Talbot, in Britain, in 1834


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the Spanish civil war ended on the first of April, please tell me the national victory was just a joke, we actually won right?


Night 272 of the Arabian Nights includes a brief tale relating to the fall of Toledo in Spain. It is said that the monarchs of the city kept a room in the tower locked but the last king decided to open it. Inside he found pictures of Arab soldiers and a note saying that the city would fall to Islam were the room ever opened. This supposedly happened in 711, the year Toledo fell.


*laugh track*


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Robespierre and David Guetta studied at the same university.

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Is it fine to read translations of Adorno? What are the best ones? I've heard his works are difficult to translate correctly.


>Is it fine to read translations of Adorno

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Can anyone recommend me literature on strategies in war? From an officers perspective. Preferably something broad. I don‘t have any knowledge on the subject matter so something that is introductory material would be great as well, but it doesn‘t have to be.




Thank you, I already got the first recommendation.


>Clausewitz, On War.


basically this


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Che, La Guerra de Guerrillas (Guerrilla Warfare)
Mao, Selected Military Writings

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I'm trying to learn and understand dialectics, but I think getting some direction for this would be helpful.

Which works should I read to understand dialectical (Hegelian, materialist) thinking and in what order?
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Is it true that Mao is the best teacher for dialectics?


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Here anons, this will get you started


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gonna de-rail the thread. sorry

am i interpreting this right? the author is claiming that the dialectic itself is bourgeois and perpetuates capital. is hegel's 'real' a logic or an "existence"? it's an interesting take, and are there arguments for and against this claim?

book is "reading marx philosophically" by Harry Cleaver


Reread that sentence. He’s saying it THEORIZEs Capital’s tendency to perpetuate.
The Hegelian Dialectic is bourgeois, because as the author says, it’s tainted by individual subjective logic that treats the development of logic as something for an individual to do rather than the public consciousness itself.


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>Which works should I read to understand dialectical
this is a pretty good introduction


Hello and welcome comrades!, this is a reading club thread, we will be reading and discussing Marxist theory books.
We've already started and completed reading and discussing The Communist Manifesto and The Principles of Communism yesterday.
Anyone can join the reading club, if you want to read and understand theory and you're serious about it then don't be afraid to join! we're still reading the basics so you don't have to be intimidated.

Our current reading list:

/leftytrash/ matrix community link:
/read/ matrix room link:

Also we are closely related to the /GET/ Reading group who helped us make our own reading group:
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Some burger anon recommend a euro a book to understand the doctrine of manifest destiny and settler colonialism in the US. Also, just books about imperialism and colonialism from a Marxist perspective appreciated


Probably Settlers unironically, but read critically.


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/read/ news update

First and foremost, we're happy to welcome yet another reading group into our community. This time it's the <currently unnamed> reading group, formerly known as the infrared reading group. They've been running their own operation for a while now. We've added them to our matrix community ( https://matrix.to/#/+leftyread:matrix.org ) and are in the process of adding their schedule and books to our website. They're currently working with philosophy and psychoanalysis. See the Heidegger and Freud threads on this board for their activity.

Second, but no less important: our web domain, leftyread.ml, was taken down. We're still looking into it, but it's probably for copyright infringement (a lot of our books were from libgen) . It seems unlikely we'll get that domain back for various reasons, so we'll be running on the old domain for now. That is: leftyread.neocities.org

That is all.


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When will /read/ tackle this beautiful masterpiece of Marxist theory?


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> market socialism that abolishes the commodity form

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You people lied to me, I read Deleuze and the guy was a fucking materialist.


Care to elaborate?


who ever said deleuze wasn't a materialist. he's like the arch-materialist.


He’s a spinozist.


Isn't Spinoza a materialist too…?


he’s a fake materialist

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