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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: >>3624

Come /read/ with us!


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On the /sniff/ group's new reading list:

We've just finished reading volume 1 of Capital. Our plan now is to read that which we've nicknamed the "Class Struggle Trilogy", three works by Marx dealing with the same theme: the real politics of class struggle. The three works do this by analysing various events in the history of 19th century France. These works are:

>The Class Struggles in France, 1848 to 1850

>The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
>The Civil War in France

The events discussed in the books range from the 1848 Revolution in France, to the 1852 reactionary coup by Louis Bonaparte, ending at the civil war and creation of the Paris Commune in 1871. These works (particularly the latter two) are very important for the study of revolutionary processes, and we're treating them as starting points to the reading of Lenin, who took these works as reference.


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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.org


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/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.


/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.


Quick /sniff/ update: We decided to push back our meeting on "Class Struggles in France" to next week.


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After a failed raid attempt by some /pol/ types, /read/ went through a purge to get rid of glowie lurkers. All inactive users have been kicked from our matrix rooms.

Kicked does not mean banned; anyone interested in participating can still rejoin.


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The /sniff/ group has finished discussing "Class Struggles in France, 1848-1850". Next up we'll be doing "The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte".

Anyone interested in reading one of the most important works of political analysis written by Marx is welcome to join. We'll be taking this one slowly despite it not being long at all. The plan right now is to read it over the course of a few weeks.

We're still deciding on what edition to read; The ebooks will be posted in this thread and our website soon.


Here are some audiobook options:
From Marxists.org
I think this is the same version on youtube

Audiobook Versions (This version has a better narrator)

for a very short read on the subject by a modern historian
Roger Price- Napoleon III and the Second Empire

For some academic essays on Marx's Brumaire (also containing a modern translation), check out this book with its introductions:

Youtube discussions/lectures on Brumaire:

From Alpha To Omega's book discussion on 18th Brumaire:

2/1 Dylan Riley on "The 18th Brumaire of Donald Trump"

Historical Materialism Talk: Marx's The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

Charisse Burden Stelly - The 18th Brumaire of Louis Napoleon

Aijaz Ahmad on Marx's political texts 2: The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte


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)

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.

Modern France (Lecture 5): 1848 and the Second Empire (Part of a decent documentary series on modern French history)


The full reading series on 18th Brumaire
From Alpha to Omega:


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 interesting

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