/read/ 2.0 Anonymous 2021-05-30 (Sun) 21:38:33 No. 5912
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:
And our Matrix Community, where all discussion happens, can be found at:
>>3624 Come /read/ with us! read_a_fucking_book Read a Fucking Book
Anonymous 2021-05-30 (Sun) 21:48:57 No. 5914 >>5913
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
Come join us in the /sniff/ chat:
https://matrix.to/#/+leftyread:matrix.org read_a_fucking_book Read a Fucking Book
Anonymous 2021-06-01 (Tue) 15:33:55 No. 5934 /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
We're waiting for you.
read_a_fucking_book Read a Fucking Book
Anonymous 2021-06-05 (Sat) 19:38:25 No. 5992
/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.org read_a_fucking_book Read a Fucking Book
Anonymous 2021-06-06 (Sun) 16:15:09 No. 5995
Quick /sniff/ update: We decided to push back our meeting on "Class Struggles in France" to next week.
Anonymous 2021-06-15 (Tue) 12:43:04 No. 6048
Here are some audiobook options:
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
Anonymous 2021-06-15 (Tue) 12:57:31 No. 6049
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)
Anonymous 2021-06-17 (Thu) 17:32:14 No. 6062
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
Anonymous 2021-06-25 (Fri) 20:51:25 No. 6201
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.
https://matrix.to/#/#leftyreadmain:matrix.org gentoo Gentoo
Anonymous 2021-07-19 (Mon) 19:25:09 No. 6497
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
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.
Anonymous 2021-07-20 (Tue) 03:02:06 No. 6500
why don't you uyghas join an IRL bookclub
Anonymous 2021-07-25 (Sun) 01:39:32 No. 6564
man this book is a FUCKING BANGER
i love it, great way to wrap up our marx list before lenin
Anonymous 2021-07-27 (Tue) 21:50:03 No. 6607
There are none here. I founded a book club before but after a couple of months people weren't interested anymore.
Anonymous 2021-07-30 (Fri) 12:28:38 No. 6648
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-Determination lenin_cap Lenin Cap
Anonymous 2021-08-09 (Mon) 12:56:48 No. 6803
site updated, ebooks are up
the pdf sucks so get the epub
read_a_fucking_book Read a Fucking Book
Anonymous 2021-08-09 (Mon) 23:13:20 No. 6806
Brief update on scheduling: We've decided to postpone our discussion of Lenin's Imperialism to Aug 22. That means two weeks for reading.
Anonymous 2021-08-14 (Sat) 14:30:37 No. 6841
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
Anonymous 2021-08-30 (Mon) 01:28:47 No. 6933
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:
Anonymous 2021-09-21 (Tue) 22:57:28 No. 7072
We got ourselves a new website! The old neocities has been delet, and with us starting the marxists.xyz project, all our content has been moved to that site instead.
Anonymous 2021-09-22 (Wed) 06:24:07 No. 7081
peeps, don't forget to start reading vols II and III of Capital.
Anonymous 2021-09-22 (Wed) 13:52:44 No. 7089
We'll be reading Vol2 as soon as we finish Lenin, I believe. That should be a couple weeks from now.
Anonymous 2021-09-28 (Tue) 12:58:43 No. 7502
Reading and discussion of "Renegade Kautsky" complete. We'll be doing "'Left-wing' communism: an infantile disorder" next.
Anonymous 2021-10-03 (Sun) 22:09:27 No. 7833
We just finished reading "'Left-wing' Communism: An Infantile Disorder by Lenin, which thus concludes our initial readings of Lenin! Next up we'll be doing Capital v2.
Anonymous 2021-11-20 (Sat) 23:06:44 No. 8710
hey, i'm sorry to be asking such a dumb question, but what do reading groups do? Do you all pick up a book and set 5 year plans to finish it and then move on to different books? Or do you exchange books but still require of members to read them? I imagine it helps a lot with finishing to read them and after that discussing the helps better understand them, yes?
Anonymous 2021-11-21 (Sun) 16:45:22 No. 8712
>>8710 >Do you all pick up a book and set 5 year plans to finish it and then move on to different books?
That's about right. Reading groups are quite flexible and you could organize one in a myriad of ways, but our method thus far has been: 1) agree collectively on a little reading list, about a subject or author we are interested in 2) start reading 3) meet up regularly (weekly, biweekly) to discuss the previously agreed upon readings 4) at each meeting, schedule the next meeting and decide what must be read until then. This usually results in weekly meetings, in which we talk for a couple of hours about our weekly reading of 30 to 100 pages, depending on the book. A book like Capital requires we take a slower pace, of 30-40 pages a week, but something like Lenin's State and Revolution can be done in a single week if everyone has the time/availability.
>I imagine it helps a lot with finishing to read them and after that discussing the helps better understand them, yes?
That is true. Not only is it helpful in the sense of ensuring everyone is on the same page, and that each is helping each other understand the book better, but it's also good to just come up with critiques and formulate ideas as a group. Friendly debates and so on are quite good to have.
Anonymous 2021-11-21 (Sun) 18:14:59 No. 8713
>>8710 >Do you all pick up a book and set 5 year plans to finish it
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