Hello and welcome comrades! This is the new /read/ thread.
>What is /read/?</read/ is a collective of marxist reading groups, hailing from /edu/ and /GET/. We are split into various different reading groups, each with different interests, goals and schedules.
We're making a new thread to let everyone know that /read/ is still very much alive. In fact, we're inviting everyone to join in for our new batch of readings! Our groups are done with previous readings, so this is the perfect time for new members to join up!
As of today, May 30th 2021, the /sniff/ group is done reading volume 1 of Capital. We have a new batch of readings planned (more on that in the post below), and all are invited to join. Meanwhile, the /tilmeeth/ group is gearing up to read Capital, so if anyone missed out on the first round, this is your chance.
As always, our website, containing our library and reading lists is: https://leftyread.neocities.org
And our Matrix Community, where all discussion happens, can be found at: https://matrix.to/#/+leftyread:matrix.org
Old thread: >>3624Come /read/ with us!read_a_fucking_bookRead a Fucking Book
Right now we're planning on having our discussion on the Class Struggles in France, 1848-1850 on Sunday June 6th, that is, one week from now. The date might be postponed depending on how fast we manage to read this thing. If you show up late do not worry - I'd argue this week's book is an optional reading, not required.
Ebooks are attached. Note the epub is a piece of crap (corrupted spelling, etc). The web version should be the closest substitute. It can be found at https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1850/class-struggles-france/
Come join us in the /sniff/ chat: https://matrix.to/#/+leftyread:matrix.orgread_a_fucking_bookRead a Fucking Book
/tilmeeth/ group update
Karl Marx looks down on his pupils as they learn one of his most important works. The tilmeeths are happy to announce that we are going to read Capital, thus we decided to open the gate for the public to join the group if you wish to read Capital as well.
The schedule and meeting times will be agreed upon in the following week along with a plan to finish Capital in an agreed upon period. You can join the tilmeeths matrix room using this link https://matrix.to/#/#leftyread2:matrix.org?via=matrix.org
We're waiting for you.read_a_fucking_bookRead a Fucking Book
/tilmeeth/ group update
A reminder that we are inviting you to read capital with us.
We'll be discussing Chapter 1 on Saturday 12th, in which the whole week is open for members to leave their remarks and take note.https://matrix.to/#/#leftyread2:matrix.org?via=matrix.orgread_a_fucking_bookRead a Fucking Book
Quick /sniff/ update: We decided to push back our meeting on "Class Struggles in France" to next week.
Here are some audiobook options:
I think this is the same version on youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eywiBCEcP7M
Audiobook Versions (This version has a better narrator)https://mega.nz/file/AEFCzR5Z#wWwLvq7anuy1cfZRYdO15tcw8Yje2bQzxTkHA_acwoM
for a very short read on the subject by a modern historian
Roger Price- Napoleon III and the Second Empirehttps://www.libgen.is/book/index.php?md5=D5A816873BF279F10500E1ACB85875A3
For some academic essays on Marx's Brumaire (also containing a modern translation), check out this book with its introductions:https://www.libgen.is/book/index.php?md5=7FC68491000334A445ADCD59D40BE863
Youtube discussions/lectures on Brumaire:
From Alpha To Omega's book discussion on 18th Brumaire:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_iWlry9eaY
2/1 Dylan Riley on "The 18th Brumaire of Donald Trump"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQxGLHDSQIc
Historical Materialism Talk: Marx's The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonapartehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36ljhu7F8go
Charisse Burden Stelly - The 18th Brumaire of Louis Napoleonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a05cIN5_B3g
Aijaz Ahmad on Marx's political texts 2: The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonapartehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMRpuNJhNog
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte:>(Questions from Edna Becher of Anakbayan-Europa NDLine Online School, Answers by Prof. Jose Maria Sison, May 23, 2021)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLeqYohk2q4
France Under Napoleon III>In this segment of the AP European History we discuss France under Napoleon III. It was on the one hand a time of social reform and Hausmanization that is reconstruction of Paris that began to look as we know it today, on the other hand a time of unsuccessful or even disasterous foreign policy such a war in Crimea or Franco Prussian war that led to Napoleon's demise, and revolution.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpu_lFl72pY
Modern France (Lecture 5): 1848 and the Second Empire (Part of a decent documentary series on modern French history)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zFiNPI4GS8&list=PLnCAQSAjuO-wv6-F-qkLZmBL8LSjmGDKg&index=5
One more book to add:>Dictatorship in History and Theory: Bonapartism, Caesarism, and Totalitarianism (Publications of the German Historical Institute)
c. pages 117-135 there is discussion of Marx and his ideas of bonapartism. some of the other essays look interestinghttps://www.libgen.is/book/index.php?md5=F1BD117FA4404E81A88677F56FC026A2
Quick update: for anyone using Matrix's new feature of Spaces, we've made a /read/ Space. This will, in the future, replace our community, as Matrix will deprecate communities in favor of spaces.
Link is https://matrix.to/#/#leftyreadmain:matrix.orggentooGentoo
Update: We have finished reading and discussing The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte at the /sniff/ group. This week we will be reading and discussing Civil War in France, also by Marx. It's a fairly short work so we'll be doing it in a single week. If anyone wants to join and discuss with us, go to our chatroom, meeting is on sunday.
Ebooks are at https://leftyread.neocities.org/library/marx/civil-war-france.html
Note that the above ebooks include more than just the main body of text known as Civil War in France. There are two earlier addresses to the International Workers Association and a later Introduction by Engels. Treat these as optional, the main text starts on the third address.
why don't you uyghas join an IRL bookclubegoismEgoism
man this book is a FUCKING BANGER
i love it, great way to wrap up our marx list before leninmarxMarx
There are none here. I founded a book club before but after a couple of months people weren't interested anymore.
Here's the first proposal for a Lenin reading list. We'll discuss this in chat and decide whether to follow it or not.
>The State and Revolution>Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism>What is to be Done?>"Left Wing" Communism: An Infantile Disorder>The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky>Two Tactics of Social Democracy in the Democratic Revolution>April Theses>The Right of Nations to Self-Determinationlenin_capLenin Cap
site updated, ebooks are up
the pdf sucks so get the epubread_a_fucking_bookRead a Fucking Book
Brief update on scheduling: We've decided to postpone our discussion of Lenin's Imperialism to Aug 22. That means two weeks for reading.
bump cause migration to .org messed up catalog
We're reading Lenin's "Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism" this week, discussion on Aug 22 @ 10PM UTC
Discussion of "Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism" is complete. Next up we will be reading Lenin's "What Is to Be Done?". Meeting as scheduled for September 12, with the goal of discussing the whole book in one go. This plan is subject to change; there is a possibility we'll split up the book in two and have one meeting on the 5th and a final one on the 12th. Thread will be updated if change occurs.
Ebooks and updated schedule are up at: https://leftyread.neocities.org/schedules/read/index.html
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