^^^Absolute beginner material^^^
More Marx and Engels:
Other Selected Marxists
Classical Works Recommended To High-Ranking Cadres
Many important books can be found on libgen:
Libcom is run by a liberal retard, but you can search it for some good books/documents:
Various assortment of historical and biographical works.
Original post content:
>Honeybees make decisions collectively–and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making. A remarkable and richly illustrated account of scientific discovery, Honeybee Democracy brings together, for the first time, decades of Seeley's pioneering research to tell the amazing story of house hunting and democratic debate among the honeybees.
>In the late spring and early summer, as a bee colony becomes overcrowded, a third of the hive stays behind and rears a new queen, while a swarm of thousands departs with the old queen to produce a daughter colony. Seeley describes how these bees evaluate potential nest sites, advertise their discoveries to one another, engage in open deliberation, choose a final site, and navigate together–as a swirling cloud of bees–to their new home. Seeley investigates how evolution has honed the decision-making methods of honeybees over millions of years, and he considers similarities between the ways that bee swarms and primate brains process information. He concludes that what works well for bees can also work well for people: any decision-making group should consist of individuals with shared interests and mutual respect, a leader's influence should be minimized, debate should be relied upon, diverse solutions should be sought, and the majority should be counted on for a dependable resolution.
>An impressive exploration of animal behavior, Honeybee Democracy shows that decision-making groups, whether honeybee or human, can be smarter than even the smartest individuals in them.
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>Read a whole book just to learn that bees basically vote with average ratings.
I already heard about it here: http://rangevoting.org/ApisMellifera.html Is there anything in Thomas Dyer Seeley's bee book I need to know that isn't already said there?
what does that mean in the context of voting?
two texts concerning Marxism and human nature
Some stuff from the French
Leaving here some good introductory material for people who feel they will never be able to read 1000+ pages of political theory.
Critique of Dialectical Reason 1/2
If anyone wants a specific text they can't find in the main thread you can ask here and I will probably have it unless it's Nazbol, ML and its varieties or Frankfurt (except Marcus)
How is this different from the /theory/ thread?
so… turns out vol. 2 is corrupted and won't display. For now there's only this. Oh well, continuing dump.
Tiqqun, Invisible Commitee, Dauve, or other communization please.
I've never actually bothered to check it, I thought it was just talking about theory like in the cybernetics threads.
Well, I should have mentioned, but I save less the more fringe things unless it's reactionary to study their thinking. I have Dauve tho.
It's another useless PDF dump thread just like this.
This is a collection of mostly Marxist pdfs in Hungarian. You can find here among other things the works of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Plato in their entirety, a lot of books written under socialism covering a wide range of topics, several relics like reports about the MSZMP's party congresses which would make any real ☭TANKIE☭ cum in an instant and a number of books written by Rousseau, Hegel, Lukács and Rosa Luxemburg.
miért írtam ezt angolul egészen idáig?
Gyertek szarposztolni /p/re
Speaking of Lukács.
What's so bad about Dauve?
Why does Reddit like "gay communism" so much?
Because they're faggots.
He's pretentious, dishonest and stupid. Just look at the PDF in >>2300717 they are celebrating "communisation" like it's some new, groundbraking theory, but if you read the "in a nutshell" section, it's just the anarchist concept of social revolution rebranded. It's pretty ironic that he likes to drop Debord's name so much because Dauve's work is pretty characteristic of the Spectacle.
Isn't >>2300493 a /leftypol/ meme? I'm pretty sure that it would too sexist for them or something and the word cultural capitalism was only really used by le racist transphobic islamophobic cocaine man from the Balkans.
I see, is all Marxist communization just pretentious ancom? And if so, should I just stick to Tiqqun and Invisible Committee?
I highly recommend this. It's Coming Insurrection but better
First book I read was Capital tbh.
What you recommend people is dependent primarily on how much spare time they've got. Obviously somebody working 9to5 doesn't have time to read three volumes of Capital, but a University student or NEET has ample time to get to grips with it.
Also, while Mandel's book is a great introduction, I also think it would be a good idea to include the abridged version of Capital Vol. 1 by Ruehle. I haven't read it myself, but I skimmed it and it seems pretty good.
I was referring to the post-left texts the user linked.
Have some commie strangler.
Ok. Thanks for the choker stuff based jewess.
>not a historical condition instead of an ideology
Leftcom reading list?
all I have fam, I have Luxemburg too, a lot of her, but idk if that counts as leftcom
Plz post short to mid-length essays, no specific topic
Asking for some recommendations bois.
What would you recommend to read when it comes to Adorno and I guess the Frankfurt school in general. It's peaked my interest as someone with some nationalistic tendencies, also I guess to answer the cultural marxism meme.
Would you have anything that I could recommend to a friend. Like a month ago he was a /V/irgin lolbert who got into ancap shit because of memes. He's becoming very seriously depressed, and it's obviously due to the current atmosphere of things, he's pretty much got no reason to live outside of consuming more shit and dosen't completely realise it. but I have no idea to make him conscious of what's going on. So I guess just general shit to try make him a little class conscious, and maybe some mutualist, egoist or libsoc stuff.
I'm bumping the thread. I'm out of town so I can share my PDF but it's better I bump this now than forgot in 3 days
"The Decline of Socialism in America: 1912-1925"
Here's a pretty great book on the history of the Socialist Party in America, mostly focusing on its peak & fall. I read it irl a while back, now I found a djvu file, converted it to pdf & added a bunch of bookmarks & links throughout to help reading. Hope people can make use of it, and come to a better understanding of the strong & overlooked history of Socialism in America! (I'm also working on reading some books about the early Communist movement & other strong labor movements)
Apparently it's slightly too big in file size, even tho its just like 300 pages, whatever -
^ A crappy link to download it, it'll expire in 30 days tho, hopefully someone with more skills than I could compress it?
DE LEONIST READING BLS THANKS
>What you recommend people is dependent primarily on how much spare time they've got.
Ehh not necessarely. No matter how much time you got, in the modern day asking someone to read a book is hard enough, if it's even a long one you have close to zero chance of them doing it.
If instead you give them a very simple and digestible 20 pages summary you may hook them up to something more serious. It worked for me, still a brainlet but slowly getting better.
> I also think it would be a good idea to include the abridged version of Capital Vol. 1 by Ruehle
This cartoon makes me depressed. Why can't you read theory but also be a deep tanned hypersexual 10/10 slut
Also who the hell goes from fascism to social democracy? other than me, kinda
Just look at this comrade's gets. Their needs must be seen to!
<pdfs to download and read at your leisure
>Reform or Revolution by Daniel DeLeon
>Socialist Reconstruction of Society by Daniel DeLeon
>Socialism verses Anarchism by Daniel DeLeon
why sticky this thread, we have too many stickies already
if you want dump pdfs just go to >>>/freedu/
If we're gonna have 2 stickies you anons better check the first list before posting to avoid overlap.
attached: Lord Horror - David Britton
>mfw my necrobump got this stickied
Anarchist Library, Marxists.org, and Libcom should have most things, though some works on Marxists gets taken down by copyright or whatever.
Why not both?
For that matter why not take over >>>/pdfs/ and >>>/pdf/ Both are neglected /pol/ outposts, for now. . . .
>Wait why copyright?
The authors or publishers want your money.
>Also isn't there strong irony in said works being removed by such a capitalist concept?
Ask publishers or authors who get their work posted on there.
Why don't we make a non-theory reading chart? With great books about history, anthropology, sociology, journalism etc. that everyone interested in leftism should read.
These are charts I made basically covering DiaMat, and Marxian Economics from beginner status to literally everything you need to know. Would definitely like to see a Socialist history chart, though.
You don't have to read Descartes and chug your way through the entire history of philosophy before Marx. Just reading the Dialectical Logic book will do (Ilyenkov goes over everything you need to know in the beginning concerning Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Kant, etc. before touching upon Hegel and Marx).
So I could read Dialetical Logic and go straight to Marx and Engels?
Start with Plato, then Ilyenkov.
communization is everything anarchism wishes it could be
I don't think anarchists want to be autistic academics who are too busy mystifying their theories to leave their armchairs.
>socal dem is in the med
Anarchism wants to be anarchism that pretends not to be anarchism? Hot take.
Only Stirner comes to mind
Sorry but I don't have much of FS. I have some of the essential Adorno and next I'll post Marcuse.
Also to everyone else that posts a bunch of PDFs it would be helpful if you accompanied your post with the pic of the writer if there's room, so newcomers in the thread could quickly find their way through.
accidentally uploaded the same file twice, here's the correct one with a bonus of Benjamin
And now for Marcuse. His files are pretty heavy so it's gonna be a string of posts.
I should mention that book is about Benjamin's ideas. Chaya, would you say it's a good overview of the man and his philosophy?
Because people have the right to be lazy and it's unlikely they'd go lots of old threads on multiple boards that they're unlikely to even be aware of just to find something they were interested in.
Besides, I've already went through that trouble myself, that's where I got the Marcuse PDFs. What I want is that newcomers to the board would have an easy way finding various writers condensed in either of the two threads. Also I want this thread to be more organized than the previous one so you don't need to read every post in order to not miss some particular book.
>If we're gonna have 2 stickies you anons better check the first list before posting to avoid overlap.
That's the idea actually. Although I've already probably posted some that were mentioned in the previous thread.
somebody make a fucking Mega instead of all this shit
I've actually made a mega folder a long time ago. It went under the radar and it pretty much means that these threads are far more comfortable for people than sifting through Mega folders. And that the mods are too sleazy to notice something useful to sticky.
Anyway, it's not that good either because there are always new books to add, and unless someone wants to become the /leftypol/ librarian it's not gonna fly. Besides, this thread is meant precisely for books that weren't posted there, books that can be only vaguely connected to leftism but still useful like >>2300218
Here are the mega folders:
Marx and Engels complete works:
Lacan and Lacanianism:
The /leftypol/ folder I arranged a long time ago:
No one liked my idea? ;_;
Great. I really liked One-Dimensional Man.
That's what I wanted to this thread to (partially) be. I really should have emphasized it more, thanks anon.
>Great. I really liked One-Dimensional Man.
Two more to go. 1/2
And that's it for Marcuse with lastly an overview of the Frankfurt School.
Any good books on/by Bakunin and the other anarchists in the First Internationale?
And now here are some PDFs about just what you asked for.
But the negative nancies ITT have a point, so in order that this doesn't become just a repetition of the first reading thread and /theory/ thread, I propose two new rules:
1. Don't post requests until you've skimmed/ctrl+f through the other two threads for your author/book.
2. To make sure this thread has more resources than empty posts try to attach a relevant file(s) every time you post. The file doesn't has to be strictly related to leftism.
look for "Bakunin on Anarchy" in the /leftypol/ folder >>2312899
Here's a book on non-lolbert praxeology for a change. According to the anon that originally shared it in a different thread, it was written by a socialist. Given that the guy lived this long in the USSR and reached a prestigious position it's safe to say it's applicable to a leftist perspective.
Stories, Theories and Things
How we're going to save the old thread?
What was that book I saw someone make a thread about. Anon described it as a modern Capital for smart people because it gave mathematical equations for everything. I know someone who might be able to read it or something similar who isn't leftist but is open to questioning capitalism. It might convince him if the equations are sound.
That spectrum is basically how I progressed politically.
Any books about education in socialist states or goals of education in socialism?
I've read Paolo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed but that's about it. Everything else I've read is mostly neolib bullshit.
all I have, also check here for Stirner's "The False Principle of Our Education" >>2312818
Read Paolo Freire's other books & articles?
>Because people have the right to be lazy
Why would lazy people read the small library of books you have dumped?
Ok, I'll explain without hyperbole. People, especially newcomers onto this board, will more likely read books they're presented with - if they're interested - instead of scavenging for titles across multiple threads and multiple boards.
>Anwar Shaikh's Capitalism before Wage Labor and Capital
I'd move it down at least two places, it's really tough for someone supposedly just leaving Econ 101.
Alex Anievas dump
Some really great perspectives on Marxist International Relations / Imperialism theory. The best one is definitely How the West Came to Rule. If you read one book on the history of the rise of capitalism, this is the one.
Splitting for size, the first are his books, the second are his edited collections (cataclysm is especially good)
Is he your prof?
You do realize that honeybee social structure is more similar to that of fascism than communism right? It's collectivization under the purpose of serving authority.
However Fascism highly encouraged privatization instead of collectivism
Sure, but what difference does it make to lack private property when the social structure tp ehich you are subject to respects neither bodily autonomy nor personal property.
If humanity adopted such a structure, it would probably be less sustainable then fascism.
Damn that looks retarded. I meant to say "to which."
>It's collectivization under the purpose of serving authority
A "queen bee" is not an actual monarch, and the organization in which they find a new colony is not to "serve" someone but to find a livable home. Unless you were referring to something else in honeybee hive structure.
BEES ARE NAZBOL LIKE ANTS
The Language of the Self: A Hermaneutical Study of the Role of Language and Narration in Self-Understanding
and Personal Identity
A curious book by a curious man which I found by accident while searching for Lacan's title.
Does that book come with suggested music for the reasoning of you posting the pic related?
it's a pic of the author: Anthony Paul Kerby
/r/ing the medieval anti liberal image
(where they make the same arguments people make against communism today)
>in a book thread
I would ask you to delete your post so that there would be more room in the thread, but this gives me an opportunity for something.
ran it through an online converter, with somewhat decent results
I have collected a shitload of pdf's over time.
Not all of them have to do with leftism though.
Not sure what im supposed to post, here are some
>what uncle sam really wants by Noam Chomsky:
A brilliant distillation of the real motivations behind U.S. foreign policy, compiled from talks and interviews completed between 1986 and 1991, with particular attention to Central America.
>weird scenes inside the canyon:
Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and early 1970s was a magical place where a dizzying array of musical artists congregated to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times. Members of bands like the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, the Monkees, the Beach Boys, the Mamas and the Papas, the Turtles, the Eagles, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Steppenwolf, Captain Beefheart, CSN, Three Dog Night, Alice Cooper, the Doors, and Love with Arthur Lee, along with such singer/songwriters as Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, James Taylor, Carole King, Jackson Browne, Judi Sill and David Blue, lived together and jammed together in the bucolic community nestled in the Hollywood Hills.
But there was a dark side to that scene as well.
Many didn't make it out alive, and many of those deaths remain shrouded in mystery to this day. Far more integrated into the scene than most would care to admit was a guy by the name of Charles Manson, along with his murderous entourage. Also floating about the periphery were various political operatives, up-and-coming politicians, and intelligence personnel - the same sort of people who just happened to give birth to many of the rock stars populating the canyon. And all of the canyon's colorful characters - rock stars, hippies, murderers, and politicos - happily coexisted alongside a covert military installation.
Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon is the very strange, but nevertheless true story of the dark underbelly of a hippie utopia.
The CIA and the cult of intelligence:
The book discusses how the CIA works and how its original purpose (i.e. collecting and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and persons in order to advise public policymakers) has, according to the author, been subverted by its obsession with clandestine operations. It is the first book the federal government of the United States ever went to court to censor before its publication. The CIA demanded the authors remove 399 passages but they resisted and only 168 passages were censored. The publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, chose to publish the book with blanks for censored passages and with boldface type for passages that were challenged but later uncensored
A brief history of time:
In A Brief History of Time, Hawking writes in non-technical terms about the structure, origin, development and eventual fate of the universe, which is the object of study of astronomy and modern physics. He talks about basic concepts like space and time, basic building blocks that make up the universe (such as quarks) and the fundamental forces that govern it (such as gravity). He writes about cosmological phenomena such as the Big Bang and the black holes. He discusses two major theories, general relativity and quantum mechanics, that modern scientists use to describe the universe. Finally, he talks about the search for a unifying theory that describes everything in the universe in a coherent manner.
For some reason its not letting me upload after that post.
Will this post work?
Here is a bible you heathens
A Bible. This was always the shittiest Christmas gift to get. Thanks a lot. Asshole.
Revolutionary Social Change in Colombia: The Origin and Direction of the FARC-EP
by James J. Brittain
Not theory but I find this important:
Chinese Students singing the Internationale: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2v4opv
Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and Their Godfathers
by Anabel Hernandez
You might be interested in Drug War Capitalism:
It's on libgen but not as a pdf so I can't upload it
Thanks! I'll dl it. El Narco by Ioan Grillo was good too. And check out Teresa Margolles' art.
Posting to contribute to thread:
The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information
by Frank Pasquale
>Not one philosophy book
For shame. You should at least have read Descartes, Locke, Hume, Kant, and Hegel before Marxian philosophy.
post that in the oc thread
great suggestion, then why didn't you post one instead of complaining? Here are a few, the others a tad bit too large for me to post together with these. I don't really want to post random PDFs of the thinkers you listed so if anyone has requests let me know what you want.
Everyone from Descartes onwards can be found on earlymoderntexts.com
I'd also add to the list in my initial comment, Leibniz and Berkeley respectively between Locke and Hume. Also, Hobbes' Leviathan ought to be read between Descartes and Locke (mainly because it provides important context for Second treatise of government).
Oh, and obviously Hegel and Schopenhauer after Kant.
Capitalism: Competition, Conflict and Crisis
It's in this image in the third row down, the right one
So many books yet no comrades to read with ;_;
Any leftypol reading comfy group?
I'm not doing another reading group with /leftypol/ I participated in all that I saw so far and they always ended up with only me and a single other anon
there is literally nothing wrong with 2 fellas readin, infact it might be the height of comfe.
So, umm… do you…
If u have a discord/twitter/anythingrely reading group get me in fella!
Anyone got recommendations for shipping by David Ricardo? Considering he inspired Marx or whatever
What do you mean?
I’m going to order “on the principles of political economy and taxation” soon, as this is influential to the labor theory of value. Would perhaps suggest this
Is there any recommended queer theory? I don't know why, but I've been wanting to torture myself lately. Not "Toward the Queerest Insurrection", please. I read it, it was garbage.
I like how she gets whiter
plagiarism 101 by daniel deleon
He wrote it before Rosa ya dumb cunt
There's a philosophy version of that pic too, but other people here are saying it's terrible for beginners. So maybe this economics pic might have dubious accessibility too.
A lot of, mainly left-communist, texts can be found here: https://redtexts.org, and a mirror hosts multiple download option (PDF, Epub, Kindle/Mobi): https://sub.god.jp/~xat/rt/
All texts are also available as markdown files on github, as are the tools to create ones own mirror: https://github.com/redtexts
Please help, I'd like to find these books. As a tribute here's Gramsci's Pre-Prison Writings
So is it me being a brainlet or is Das Capital that hard to follow?
I don't know… I feel like I do not understand half of what he is saying and the other half is a convoluted repetition of the little I've understood. (I'm at chapter 3)
I don't have much philosophical background, so that's may be the problem. My high school professor was an arrogant imbecile full of himself that made me hate anything related to its class.
Yes, it's is. Even if you begun by reading Marx directly (who didn't write - nor, imo, was translated - in an accessible manner), you should've started with the Critique of Political Economy (while it mostly deals with the chapters you've read already, there is also "method of political economy" that might grant you some insights). It should get (somewhat) easier later on.
Obviously, there are alternative ways to learn Marxist theory other than reading directly, but that usually presupposes that you support a specific school of thought: there are also study guides and comments on the subject (ML have quite concise "Political Economy" textbooks). Discussing things also helps tremendously.
As for philosophy, I consider it extremely important for understanding Marx (and quite a few scientific concepts, like theory of relativity) - and operating Marxist concepts. Predictably enough, source of your philosophical education also depends on the supported trend (I'd suggest looking up Cornforth - IIRC, libgen has his books).
> My high school professor was an arrogant imbecile full of himself that made me hate anything related to its class.
That's the whole point, I think. Status quo is Capitalist, and it has to rely on distorting perception of reality, on obfuscating things - to prevent masses from disrupting it. There is simply no reason to support dissemination of philosophy that actually helps general public to think, to understand things as they are. This is how we ended up with pomo nonsense being presented as "philosophy".
BASED BASED BASED
Thank you anon
Would anyone have some recs for books that would cover "le basic economics"? Would Wealth of Nations be one?
I mean it would be but since Adam Smith people have gotten really good at condensing free-market ideology. So you could get the big ideas a lot faster by reading something contemporary.
>The Wordly Philosophers
is a pretty good one that's very readable that's a history of economic academics, it gives pretty good historical context and all that.
>Real World Micro
>Real World Macro
are also pretty good. They give the basic neoclassical ideas and present them along with leftist (not necessarily always marxist) critiques and real-world examples of things not working like overly simplified explanations would have you think.
Personally I'd recommend those 3 first. Then the more contemporary classics like General Theory and Road to Serfdom and maybe even some Milton Friedman. Capital (probably with the David Harvey companion) and Wealth of Nations after those.
Has any of you heard about I.I.Rubin's " Essays on Marx Theory of Value"? If yes, do you recommend it? I started it a couple of days ago and it seems so far like a convincing interpretation of Marx
I'm aware of him in a cursory sense, but I understand him to be an excellent crossroads between the economic and social corpus of capital in Marx.
"The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism objectively presents the prominent themes, epochal events, theoretical explanations, and historical accounts of imperialism from 1776 to the present. It is the most historically and academically comprehensive examination of the subject to date."
Does anyone know of any good modern critiques of capitalist political economy? Preferably from a Marxian perspective, but as long as it's broadly socialist I'll be fine.
Are there also any good texts, written in the modern high-tech era, dealing with the prospective organisation of a socialist, or indeed actually communist, society?
1. see pdf
2. no, that's utopian
Don't know enough economics for that one. Is there anything accessible?
>Respect is necessary and they have to work for the same common goal.
So when you get people saying "fuck white people" and fighting AGAINST the system, it's a bad thing? Thanks OP.
Anything from the Frankfurt school of witchcraft and wizardry?
Any particular work you want?
Plenty of Adorno has already been posted. And I think Marcuse is around here somewhere.
Plenty from these anons. Have a ball.
Thanks. It's at least more readable than TtQI. It is beginning to, along with the Butler I've read, elucidate something which has some value to it, but which I may consider writing about in order to redirect it from its either apolitical (sorry, Butler) or anti-civ tendencies. I think restructuring queer theory into a materialist/class struggle framework may have some value for my own ends, but I don't think this project has been adequately faced yet. Still, Butler and Baedan have been useful in teasing out the details which do interest me.
Anyone got any good works on the development/history of Communist thought?
Any good intro books which aren't directly Marxist or Anarchist in name (or for the first few chapters). I do actually want to get some stuff where people are "hooked" to it and I want to dare share this book in a community called "Autism Level improvement through laughter"
I bet you think this is some real hard hitting stuff, don't you?
Towards a New Socialism
I instead like how her tits shrink, and how she goes from a chad's image of a bangable woman to a virgin's. And also, genuinely this time, how there's no step between fascism and socdem.
Last and First Men
Hegelian dialectics in a science fiction context.
Also the ethics in english from Spinoza.
The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information
I'm intrigued, gimme a quick run down and I might read.
>Every day, corporations are connecting the dots about our personal behavior—silently scrutinizing clues left behind by our work habits and Internet use. The data compiled and portraits created are incredibly detailed, to the point of being invasive. But who connects the dots about what firms are doing with this information? The Black Box Society argues that we all need to be able to do so—and to set limits on how big data affects our lives.
>Hidden algorithms can make (or ruin) reputations, decide the destiny of entrepreneurs, or even devastate an entire economy. Shrouded in secrecy and complexity, decisions at major Silicon Valley and Wall Street firms were long assumed to be neutral and technical. But leaks, whistleblowers, and legal disputes have shed new light on automated judgment. Self-serving and reckless behavior is surprisingly common, and easy to hide in code protected by legal and real secrecy. Even after billions of dollars of fines have been levied, underfunded regulators may have only scratched the surface of this troubling behavior.
Lots of relevant links here too.
I already know these companies spy on my every move to suck me out of money, a simple solution is to just remove yourself from material, I only ever use money on food now, the read doesn't sound like my thing, I expected it to be some sort of insight on as to how currency and the economy is calculated or some shit, but I guess not.
Read it or don't, not like I'm getting a sale's commission over here.
(Contributing to thread with The Atrocity Exhibition by J. G. Ballard.)
Anyone have any history books on labor movements in the United States especially in regions where there's hardly a union presence present day?
Does anyone have cocshot's Towards new socialism? I'll take any language you have.
Here ya go mate.
Anyone have any good works about early Communists and examples of proto-communist thought (Thomas Moore, Robert Owen, Victor d'Hupay, Pythagoreanism)?
Anyone have anything else from this beautiful boy?
I do, but unfortunately it is all covered in my name
Accidentally deleted the post quote in >>2361723
The first file is the one i was referencing.
Where the fuck do I get audiobooks
I apologize for asking but can I get either a dumbed down, modern, or even a more digestible version of Das Kapital.
I'm admittedly a massive brainlet but I want to read It, even if it's in PDF form (which I'm horrible at). Besides I don't want to be some autist who only read the Wikipedia article on it. From what many people before have mentioned, it's a very hard book to read. I deeply apologize for this request.
What's some interesting books on the history of socialist Yugoslavia, specifically under Tito?
Not /leftypol/ related but anything that addresses the wars of the 90s is also welcome
>anything that addresses the wars of the 90s
Parenti has a good book on that.
Eh I wouldn't trust Wolff. Tons of people have called him out on fabricating quotes and he's been sued a few times for outright lying in books.
Does anyone have any reading lists for newfags pertaining to the different types of Marxism? Like a Leninism list, Stalinism list, Maoist list, etc?
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
As told by Alex Haley
any onr have any contemporary philosophers that are just interesting to read? Preferably leftist ofc, but it doesn't have to be strictly political.
wasnt the frankfurt school funded by the cia?
Requesting: hjalmar schacht - The Stabilization of the Mark
Can't find it in any internet library
Actually, according to Horkheimer and this (Jewish) scholar, it's just Judaism undercover. I'm not trolling or from /pol/, watch this vid and check the PDF. I bet Chaya would agree with me.
What purpose would that serve? They didn't really accomplish much other than write some neat theory about culture.
Have you read anything from any of them?
>Have you read anything from any of them?
No, but I do think that sort of analysis that she made is interesting.
ROUSSEAU AND NIETZSCHE: TOWARDS AN AESTHETIC MORALITY
an inquiry into questions of collectivism, utopia etc. from two opposite viewpoints
I'm putting up a great version of Engel's "Dialectics of Nature" and also including some Hegel, since it'd do to have his work on here
All of these are a waste of time and pure nonsense not based on any actual empirical observations in the real world. It would be better to focus on other readings.
Literally no one reads Scholar Select. Just look at those disgusting covers! EW!
Of course we find some autistic deductive shitlord on this site. Epistemology buddy, learn about it.
This slogfest is probably a waste of time, but use the secondary sources he talks about. Kojeve mainly.
inexcusably vague and bland philosopher
if you want a really good Soviet philosopher, read Bakhtin
>inexcusably vague and bland philosopher
Why do you think so? His work is enjoyable and he does give some satisfactory commentary on Russian life and history. What you said could be said about many other Russian philosophers, his contemporaries and predecessors, particularly the vagueness part.
Exactly because a grand philosophical effort is neither "enjoyable" nor "satisfactory".
>What you said could be said about many other Russian philosophers
that's why those who are outside of this category are all more valuable.
>does give some satisfactory commentary on Russian life and history
Seems like another romantic forgery to me, although it might pass for "commentary", since it's "enjoyable".
Is there a political science textbook that is not liberal propaganda?
Meme theorists who will help bring over normies to leftism?
Preferably ones that aren't going to give the Karltural Marxism vibe (like the Frankfurt School)
An example for what I'm looking for is Stirner.
UP IS DOWN
LEFT IS RIGHT
Biologically, bees are literally slaves for the queen. Do you want to be a slave?
Besides the idea that groupthink is superior to logic and reasoning in the individual is laughable. Groups are much easier to manipulate and convince. Propagandists/Cults/Armies/Religions/Advertisers (Capitalists) all use the psychology of groups effectively. WITHOUT EXCEPTION. It is the cause of our enslavement, not the solution.
Groups follow morally/emotionally charged narratives, not logic and reason. Most individuals in our society flock in groups. Even though people on the chans think of themselves as NON-NORMIE, they too follow emotion and narrative, investing in the dankness of their own memes.
For those who seek to CONTROL us with DECEPTION, the most powerful tool is Narrative. The management of identity groups, on the basis of nation, race, class, or creed keeps us people fighting against one another while the true masters (those who control money and knowledge) hide in the shadows.
They want the PEASANT class to fight the MERCHANT class, while the PRIESTS, BANKERS and KINGS continue to harvest the proceeds of our labor.
YOU ARE CATTLE TO THEM!!!
Think about what abolishing private property actually means.
It means that no private person can control production.
Which means that the people (you) have no control over their financial security or future.
But people naturally want control over their lives. We all do. If we lose it we go mad. Literally. So what must be established to ensure that the people do not control their own lives? CENTRALIZED POWER (the queen bee)
Socialism can never lead to true communism, because communism is not stable. Without hegemonic control, the human instinct for control and security leads us ultimately back down one of the paths we have been down before. It simply CANNOT be a state of enduring freedom and peace because of the LAWS OF HUMAN NATURE! The nature we inherited from our ancestors, which they used to secure our existence and which we will use to secure the existence of our offspring (except incels)
The only way to achieve the BEE SOCIETY in truth is to change our biology and so to change HUMAN NATURE.
See Brave New World. It is a brilliant book based on what a human BEEHIVE would really look like.
>extremely long and convoluted post to just say muh hyoomun naycher
It's also human nature to bleed when shot
I'm looking for books that deal with violence in society.
And i'm also looking for books that tell about the role of information today.
Thanks, anon. Yeah, i couldn't find anything about violence either, but i managed to find something about information. Reading Mark Fisher's Captalism Realism and watching some of his lectures, there are moments where he talks about the subject. And there's some references he uses that i'm planing to read, like Franco "Bifo" Berardi.
“Leftist” isn’t a functional insult here.
>using leftist as an insult on a leftist board
Comrdes, i am doing a literature review on "the rise of marxism in the 20th century". Does anyone have any Marxist literature/writings i should review? I am already talking about Sartre's Black Orpheus, does anyone have any other suggestions? I need 4 or 5
What do you mean by "Marxist" literature? Anything specific or is it anything goes? Do you need different strands or is just one alright? Check through the thread there are plenty of like >>2300461
also check the MEGA folder >>2312899
Why not the Frankfurt School though? Karltural Marxism isn't something normies really freak out about, mostly just /pol/tards and other fascists.
would like to know this too
Something really objective and unbiased in either direction would be great, insofar that is possible
>a grand philosophical effort is neither "enjoyable" nor "satisfactory"
now that's the most meaningless verbiage I've heard in a while, congrats
Be sure to read this gem, everybody.
You're in for quite a ride
ancient polyp spergout
get your empiricism outta here filthy neoliberal
Where is that screen from?
Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies
>In Marx at the Margins, Kevin Anderson uncovers a variety of extensive but neglected texts by Marx that cast what we thought we knew about his work in a startlingly different light. Analyzing a variety of Marx’s writings, including journalistic work written for the New York Tribune, Anderson presents us with a Marx quite at odds with conventional interpretations. Rather than providing us with an account of Marx as an exclusively class-based thinker, Anderson here offers a portrait of Marx for the twenty-first century: a global theorist whose social critique was sensitive to the varieties of human social and historical development, including not just class, but nationalism, race, and ethnicity, as well. Through highly informed readings of work ranging from Marx’s unpublished 1879–82 notebooks to his passionate writings about the antislavery cause in the United States, this volume delivers a groundbreaking and canon-changing vision of Karl Marx that is sure to provoke lively debate in Marxist scholarship and beyond. For this expanded edition, Anderson has written a new preface that discusses the additional 1879–82 notebook material, as well as the influence of the Russian-American philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya on his thinking.
Kuldural Margs confirmed?
this looks fucking based but I wanna finish Lenin first. Feels bad man
Continuity and Rupture: Philosophy in the Maoist Terrain
by J. Moufawad-Paul
Can someone give me some critical theory recs related to memory? Asides from the work of Benjamin and Fisher I don't really know where else to look
So I drop my head into leftypol and the first thing stickied is some shit about honeybees. Is this a fucking kindergarten, where you are now telling stories about animals? Am I supposed to get emotional and think, "aww shucks, people can be just like insects!"?
I could tell you a story about reptiles to shill for lolbertarian individualism, but guess what?
THEY'RE FUCKING ANIMALS.
If the argument on your "reading list" is literally a kindergarten story, it might be time to reevaluate your political ideals.
Race is real.
read a book.tiff
If you actually took a minute to look around instead of sperging you'd realize this is the 2nd book thread and meant not just for leftist literature (which has been posted) but any literature which could be of interest. The bee book isn't meant to prove "people are like bees", it's meant to give an in-depth example of Kropotkin's thesis on mutual aid.
Your tard pic is coincidentally appropriate for your post.
FUCK DONALD TRUMP
how do I embed a youtube video into a post?
You can't do that here, embedding makes datamining easier.
how do i do it on a different board or was it just not letting me
all i did was post the link, i thought that would work but apparently not
I think it only works if you post good youtube videos
it was dumpweed by blink 182
i figured it out by the way
I came here to remind you that the Communist Manifesto has been published 170 years ago.
Does anyone here has texts by Kalecki?
I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place to ask, but someone has previously posted a youtube series about economy, I think it was in one of the previous reading list thread. I believe the channel owner had a Vietnamese or Asian name. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
Anybody got any good books on alienation?
A Market Socialism book supposedly refuting von Mises' critique
THE FIRST SOCIALIST SCHISM
>Instead of focusing exclusively on what Marx and Bakunin said, many other contributions to this debate are examined, making this the first reconstruction of a dispute that gripped the entire organization. This book also provides the first detailed account of the International's Congress of The Hague (September, 1872); including the background, the sequence of events, and international reaction.
>Bakunin v Marx
>The First Socialist Schism
The Second sex and the vindication of the rights of women
Jeez, this is shit
this is a brilliant piece of literature get good
Does anyone have Peter Reich's book of dreams?
Please recommend good book on World History (from primal age to modern times). Thank in advance !
I have the most books out of anyone on this website. Ask for a topic and I shall shower you in dozens of books on the subject.
Dropping some queerkegardian texts
No you don't, I'm the one with the most books on this website. But I'll give you that I have only few postmodern text.
Anyway, do you happen to have by chance anything about Cliodynamics by Peter Turchin or any of Ocalan's books (not the pamphlets)?
What's in your survivalism?
It's not really survivalism, I just didn't have a better name.
okay anon, do you have anything on international economical planning?, sort of like towards a new socialism, but instead of dealing with the economics of a single nation, something that deals with the economics of planning across multiple nations
well, thanks for trying anyway
wait, I meant to post this also.
Thank you, although I just had the epiphany that all of his books are on libgen anyway. Still, props to you.
Anyone know any good biographies on Che and Castro?
Can you post something interesting from your
>CIA and such
I want to also share something but don't know what, so here's the Green Book by Gaddafi, Blackshirts & Reds by Parenti and the storybook accompanying one of the best prog rock albums ever
>Can you post something interesting from your
>>CIA and such
It's just documents about typical CIA dumb ventures like parapsychology research, nothing worth your time.
I may as well share Turchin's other books then. Does 8chan support djvu files?
For the curious:
>Peter Turchin (Russian: Пётр Валентинович Турчин; born 1957) is a Russian-American scientist, specializing in cultural evolution and cliodynamics — mathematical modeling and statistical analysis of the dynamics of historical societies.
Could you maybe post that Che Guevara book? I've been looking for it for a while
Sure, have some more.
>The Green Book By Muammar Gaddafi
>Left-Social-Democracy with Arab Nationalist Islamist and Pan-African/Anti-Imperialist Characteristics
Just saved a lot of time
Its Probably talking about the falling out that Marx and Bakunin had at the First Workingmens conference that in Marx and Bakunins eyes basically ended any chances of Social-Anarchists and Marxists Working together
>everything which isn't fullcommunism can't possibly be worth reading
LIBERTARIANS AND NAZBOL AGREE: INCA WAS EXISTING SOCIALISM
File to big to upload here, here's the link to the download
Some accessible, entry-level Althusser for my fellow brainlets
>Although largely unknown to anglophone readers, Bolívar Echeverría (1941–2010) is one of the most important representatives of Latin American Marxism and critical theory to have emerged in recent decades. 1 He was born in Ecuador, but his main intellectual formation took place in Berlin during the 1960s, where he became involved both politically in the generation of the German student movement that saw the SDS and Rudi Dutschke rise to prominence, and theoretically with the associated revival of critical Marxist thought, drawing on the early texts of (so-called) Western Marxism by Lukács and Korsch, as well as later currents found in Sartre, Adorno and Marcuse. In 1968 Echeverría returned to Latin America, settling in Mexico, where he undertook a deepened reading of Marx and Marxism, enriching it further through a critical engagement with a wide range of thinkers and traditions including Heidegger, Benjamin, Nietzsche, Hegel, Braudel, Mumford, and, […] structural linguistics and semiotic theory, in particular the work of Jakobson and Hjelmslev.
Does anyone have a pdf of Georges Politzer's "Elementary Principles of Philosophy"?
wow this is so fucking irrelevant, maybe use examples of humans you fucking fags.
this only makes you look like retards that have no grasp on reality, nobody gives a fuck if bees have a democratic process becouse they're fucking bees, you just loook like massive fucking nerds.
How many times will I have to repeat myself for you morons?
Any sources on Soviet military production during the cold war, particularly on conventional weapons? Like how much were they spending on arms, how much did they export and what was the balance of trade like.
Any good books on environmentalism?
yeah some fricken gay ones lol.
hit me with that gay shit
does anyone have the "cultural marxism reading list" infographic? i remember the first book on it was kant's critique of pure reason. thanks in advance
Do you guys take notes when you read?
Depending on what I'm reading, but yeah
If it's a tough text, or I'm trying to study it, I make notes/a summary throughout.
I should start annotating or taking notes, but for now i just read through it
still waiting for those gay environmentalist books
What's the best translation to the three volumes of Capital? I have the Samuel Moore and Edward Aveling translation.
Should I go with the Penguin Classics translations or with the MECW translation. I've noticed some minor differences from the very first lines that might be significant.
>MECW Capital vol. 2
First stage: The capitalist appears as a buyer on the commodity and the labour market; his money is transformed into commodities, or it goes through the circulation act M—C.
>Penguin Classics Capital vol. 2
First stage: The capitalist appears on the commodity and labour markets as a buyer ; his money is transformed into commodities, it goes through the act of circulation M-C.
How serious are these little differences?
>his money is transformed into commodities, or it goes through the circulation act M—C
>his money is transformed into commodities, it goes through the act of circulation M-C
These both say the same thing, the first added the "or" in not to say that the capitalist either transfers his money to the commodities or goes through the cycle, but it is instead simplifying the idea that money is transformed into commodities on the market with the older formula M-C. It's just a bit of confusing English.
But don't use the Penguin House version they never have good translations.
Please recommend good book on World History (from primal age to modern times). Thank in advance !
I don't think you're going to find any history books, that could ever be considered good, which cover such a huge amount of time. I couldn't even say a particular series is going to be good. Every author has there own specialty.
You could start with A People's History of the World by Chris Harman
The real thing here is: you made the most retarded post of all time here.
How can you condemn a culture, if all culture has the same value? Is it just the "capitalist" part that makes it worth less? Objectively speaking, the people that support any left leaning ideology are far more likely to degenerate themselves like shown in the picture. You either force people to adhere to the cultural standards or let everybody loose, that's at least what you'll have to do, if you're controlling a communist state. Reactionary ideologies are probably the best at actually preserving cultures.
>How can you condemn a culture, if all culture has the same value?
work on your bait /pol/
Culture is a spook, fashyfag. Ascend to the uninhibited.
Has anyone here ever read the National Bolshevik Manifesto by Karl Otto Paetel? I just ordered a German copy along with some Stras.ser works I don't think exist in English. My German reading skills are passable though.
Anything for my, material conditions?
there's pages missing from that companion to capital?
please recommend me (modern) books on how a socialist economy would be designed (topics like: moneyless society, macro- and microeconomics, gift society, economical planning, international trade etc.), like cockshott's towards a new socialism
pic is me confronting porky
What's the best introduction to the thought of Hegel (specifically the aspects of it that have been relevant to Marx and the left-hegelians)? Is there any work by Hegel himself that's actually readable? Am a philosophy student so i know the basics of hegelianism, but not a whole lot beyond that
Where do I start with Mao?
Bees share 75% of there genes thus proving kinship is most important in cooperation. Another reason to be against multiculturalism.
Human's aint bees nigga.
Human genome variation is around 0.1%
It's hip to fuck bees.
Try these. I haven't had time to go through them, but they're fresh.
<forword by Ludwig von Mises
Why would you read reactionary far-right literature? To understand the enemy better?
Do you have to use the word 'literature'? I feel it demeans real books.
Hey, can I get some help? I need to find pdfs of the following, since I'm too retarded to find pdfs on my own:
Marxism and the National Question by Stalin
Dialectical and Historical Materialism by Stalin
Dance of the Dialectic by Bertell Ollman
Dialectical Logic by Alexannder Spirkin
Finance Capital by Hilferding
Unfinished Leninism by Paul Le Blanc
Building the Party by Tony Cliff
All Power to the Soviets by Tony Cliff
Revolution Besieged by Tony Cliff
The Russian Revolution and Leninism or Marxism? By Luxemburg
Selected Writings by Alexandra Kollontai
Reclaiming Marx's Capital by Andrew Kliman
Escape from Freedom by Erich Fromm
Slavoj Žižek presents Mao
Breed with me anon, inpregnate me, make me your slut, anon
Sorry for the interuption keep the books coming
Anybody got any good books about "living of the land"/"off the grid"? Like how to turn dirt in to soil, take care of certain animals, basics for what you might need and basics shit you might need to be able to do etc etc etc
strange question perhaps but I felt this would be the best place to ask
How have you not been mowed down by 80,000 people spamming
>NOT READING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
>DO YOU EVEN READ
>HAHAHAHA FUCKING CUCK
Hello idiot here, can anybody give me a text about the relationship between postmodernism and historical materialism?
there is none. The first denies the second's existence.
>spend your entire life reading leftist literature
Totally not a waste of your time lol.
Does anyone have a PDF or EPUB of "The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy" ?
Does anyone here have "Žižek and Communist Strategy"?
Feck off ye bastard
thank you very much, friend
>Also what book by the sniff man himself is the best
The Parallax View (the crucial work where he expounds his general outlook, read it first if you want to understand his philosophy)
Less Than Nothing
Some dude from the Chapo subreddit (I know) just posted this
>I'm involved in scanning old books, and, well, some of them happen to do with US history from a Marxist perspective. I have permission from the publishers (when said publishing house/copyright still exists, that is.)
Plenty of interesting stuff there
Democratic socialists represent
Future American Bolsheviks after capitalism falls.
can someone tell me what is that A FUCKING 4 flag?
4th international (Trotskyists)
the accursed share vol 1-3
we all are post-marxists
Hello. Perhaps someone has "Think Again: Alain Badiou and the Future of Philosophy"?
Oh man don't make me feel. Feels bad man <:(
>I wouldnt even bother posting my books here anymore, too many deeply triggering and problematics to abuse the knowledge within.
Whole thread is a good dumping ground too
Anyone have some /pol/ debunking reading material or images? Would like to brush up on the subject to counter common /pol/ arguments.
justread sartres book on antisemitism. It is /pol/ in a nutshell
i cant help but wonder if that person wasn't someone from leftypol trying to get /pol/ to read homage and become anarchists.
looking for more along the lines of debunking racial arguments
And to be more specific, debunking of the claim that colder climates create a stronger race then warmer climates as harsher conditions caused them to adapt to become stronger then others. I've seen people debunk this before but I cannot seem to find it.
Before I dig into Das Kapital I want to read about the history of Marx's era. Can anyone recommend me a good book on nineteenth German/European history during that time?
a few legit modern biographies of marx in that mega if your interested
Some academic with plenty of bibliographies/resource guides to different topics.
Africana and African American Philosophy bibliography
After Slavery & Reconstruction: The Black Struggle in the U.S. for Freedom, Equality, and Self-Realization* — A Bibliography
Salvador Allende and the Quest for Socialism: The 1973 Coup in Chile — A Basic Bibliography
Anarchism: Philosophy & Praxis — A Bibliography
The Arab World: Modern & Post-Modern–A Basic Bibliography
Beyond Capitalist Agribusiness: Toward Agroecology & Food Justice — A Basic Bibliography
Beyond Capitalist-Attenuated Time: Freedom, Leisure, and Self-Realization—A Basic Bibliography
Beyond Inequality: Toward the Globalization of Welfare, Well-Being and Human Flourishing – A Reading Guide
The Black Panther Party: Suggested Reading
César Chávez & the United Farm Workers… and the Struggle of Farm Workers in the U.S.—A Basic Bibliography
Famine: History, Causes, and Consequences — A Select Bibliography
Marxism (or ‘the Left’), Art & Aesthetics: A Select Bibliography
We need a new reading list for “The difference between Social Democracy and Socialism” because that will save me a shit ton of time when arguing with burgers
I founds his writings on fascism to be interesting.
Buckos, have any books on the Palestine Israel conflict? History, working class struggle in the region, etc.
Shit that's a lot. Denks
take your pick though. no need to read them all
Does anybody happen to have a pdf of this book?
What's THE political text on Nazbol theory under limenov. Is there other factions other than limenov and digin that isn't as insane as digin?
Anything specific to housing under socialism?
Cockshott's 'towards a new socialism' discusses how a society made up of communes, each with roughly 100, could work. It's only one chapter but it's all I know of
What's THE best book(s) to get normies and default liberals into socialism?
Why Marx was Right?
Something by david harvey, richard wolff, parenti,…?
You turn normies into socialism with movies, then they will read books.
What movies though? Do Richard Wolff lectures count
Dr Strangelove and Battleship Potemkin are fantastic movies but i'm not sure anything like that is substantial enough to make normies question their beliefs? Some of the docus or more theoretically loaded movies might do the trick though
Has anyone salvaged stuff from the old thread? I'm going to take it down some time.
To be honest, most of the stuff in that thread is not useful, there were a couple decent link dumps which I will post below. I'll get rid of the old thread next weekend.
from old thread (I haven't read these yet):
Reading list on Frankfurt School and Fascism
State and Economy
Frederick Pollock: “State Capitalism: Its possibilities and limitations.” In: SPSS (Studies in Philosophy and Social Science) 9 (1941), p. 200-225.
Moishe Postone: “Critique, State, and Economy.” In: Fred Rush: The Cambridge Companion to Critical Theory, Cambridge 2004, p. 165-193.
Franz Neumann: The Structure and Practice of Not Socialism. 1933-1944.
Selection: “Part Two. I) An Economy Without Economics?” (pp. 181-191) and “Behemoth” (pp. 375-389).
Otto Kirchheimer: “The Legal Order of Not Socialism.” In: SPSS 3 (1941).
Social Psychology and the Authoritarian Character
Psychoanalysis and Sociology
Wilhelm Reich: “I) Ideology as material power.” In: The Mass Psychology of Fascism.
Same Title, Chapter II: „Authoritarian Family Ideology and the Mass Psychology of Fascism.”
Sigmund Freud: Group Psychology and Analysis of the Ego.
Selection: Chapter V – XI. (From “Two Artificial Groups: The Church and the Army” on.)
Sigmund Freud: On Narcissism: An Introduction. Selection: Chapter II and III.
Sigmund Freud: Civilization and Its Discontents. Selection: Chapter VI – VIII.
Erich Fromm: “Authoritarianism.”
In: Escape from Freedom. Chapter 5.1.
Theodor W. Adorno, Else Frenkel-Brunswik, Daniel J. Levinson an R. Newitt Sanford: The Authoritarian Personality.
Selection: “I) Introduction. A) The Problem.” and “VII) The Measurement of implicit antidemocratic trends. B) Construction of the Fascism (F) Scale.“
Theodor W. Adorno, Else Frenkel-Brunswik, Daniel J. Levinson an R. Newitt Sanford: The Authoritarian Personality.
Selection: Theodor W. Adorno: “XIX) Types and Syndromes. B) Syndromes found among high scores.”
Theodor W. Adorno: “Freudian Theory and the Pattern of Fascist Propaganda.”
Theodor W. Adorno: The Psychological Technique of Martin Luther Thomas’ Radio Addresses.
Selection: Preparing and presenting the different sections individually or in small groups.
Theory of Society
Anti-Semitism and Social Domination
Theodor W. Adorno and Max Horkheimer: Dialectics of Enlightenment.
Selection: “Elements of Anti-Semitism.”
Theodor W. Adorno: “Education after Auschwitz.”
Art and Culture
Theodor W. Adorno: “Culture Industry Reconsidered.“ In: The Culture Industry: Selected Essays on Mass Culture.
Walter Benjamin: “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. (Second Version)”
Walter Benjamin: “On the Concept of History.”
did you just samefag?
>I'm going to take it down some time.
>I'll get rid of the old thread next weekend.
>Unironically progressing from market socialism, to socdemism, to asserism
>Asserism at all
can't find "Radical Atheism. Derrida and the Time of Life". do any of you have it
BEN SHAPIRO FUCKING RAPES AND IMPREGNATES STUPID LEFTISTS WHORES WITH PURE FACTS AND KNOWLEDGE
Can you find "Not Saved: Essays After Heidegger" by Peter Sloterdijk
also looking for another Sloterdijk's work, "In the World Interior of Capital: Towards a Philosophical Theory of Globalization"
I do not have the other book.
nevermind, found Essays After Heidegger on my own on http://www.ebook3000.com
that site's quite good, if anyone's interested
Just in case these aren't already in the thread:
"The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin
"Is the Red Flag Flying" by Albert Szymanski
"The Revolution Betrayed" by Leon ⛏️rotsky (lol)
I ain't got one, sorry. I looked.
Here's some more shit I have on here:
"The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte" by Karl Marx
"Rights of Man" by Thomas Paine, if you're into enlightenment thought I guess, he wrote Common Sense for all you Americans on the board
"Pedagogy of the Oppressed" by Paulo Freire
"Democracy for the Few" by Michael Parenti, if you've never heard of him check out some lectures by him on youtube or something, he's great
if a normie friend is looking to get into reading political theory but wants it to be right wing. is there a book i can recommend him that he'll think is right wing but could actually push him towards leftism? or just something seemingly neutral that i could slip him?
just tell him to actually read anything by Stalin, it's the most digestable and already debunks all the shit about him, the Soviet Union and communism in general
>reading Hegel and Heidegger without having at least approached Plato and Aristotle
You can't read these men's ultra-complex works with centuries upon centuries of philosophical thought embedded in them if you have never touched upon the very foundations of Western philosophy. As a matter of fact, Marx shouldn't be seen as the beginning of communism and leftist thought, but rather as the culmination of everything that had come up until him. When reading Das Kapital, one should consider all of the revolutions and changes in human thought that led up to it.
Should I read the abridged version of Capital or will I be missing out on too much?
Read the whole thing, take breaks between Volumes if you need. The first 100 pages are the hardest part of Vol 1, after that it's easy reading.
I can't even imagine what kind of literal revisionism the "abridged" version engages in.
are there any good books about left wing activism/terrorism in japan?
I don't know, really. Maybe check >>>/leftyweebpol/? If you find any, post them here.
afaik pedophilia =/= attraction?
Anyone know of any "hidden gem" anarchist books?
Ive obviously read the bread book and spookman, but im looking for some more obscure shit that is often overlooked.
Also if anyone has any lefty war memoirs im really in the mood for that right now.
Already read all Laurie Lee's stuff unfortunately.
I'd add The Sorrow and the Pity, which is a good documentary about the French resistance
Anyone have any ehhhh Graham Herman?
adorno and hork the concept on elightenment
Here's a ton of Adorno Essays
Anyone have a .mobi or .epub of Shaikh's Capitalism? I just bought the hardback, but I usually read half of a book off my phone. I have the pdf but those are shit without a decent screen size.
Here's Peter Kropotkin's "Mutual Aid- A Factor In Evolution" for all the people who either: are interested in Kropotkin and Ancom stuff, wondering what the hell the reason for the original post was, or people who are interested in sociobiology and decided to go to a communist taiwanese papermache forum for books on it.
Also, here's Lenin's "State and Revolution" because for some reason it wasn't in the thread.
Anyone have Edward Carr's 'The Bolshevik Revolution' or anything detailing the history of the 'Vikzhel'. From my understanding they were basically a syndicalist rail road union and Carr's book is the only thing which I can find which references them.
Just tell him to fight his confirmation bias and read left literature. It's how I accidentally became a communist, might work for them
It's in the thread, just ctrl+f for it
That's a .pdf, he's asking for an epub. I'd also like the .epub tbh.
Try using a converter. The files don't always come out so nice, but it's worth a try.
Anyone have any ehhhh Graham Herman?
Has anyone here read this?
No, but I'll check it out. I have read pic related, and it's a fantastic book.
a warning about the Iranian Revolution, though - while it's a fascinating and inspiring time, it obviously had an incredibly dark result. As soon as the Socialist-Islamist coalition had won and taken power, the Islamists basically slaughtered and expelled the Socialists, then they went after any Islamists who were too liberal or progressive, then they went after the Reformists.
Thanks! I'm not ancom, but Kropotkin has to be one of the greatest minds in the history of the left.
He also makes me feel fuzzy, maybe because he reminds me of Santa.
> market socialism/social democracy confirmed for ideal
Where should I start with this nigra? Anyone or anything else I should read beforehand?
forgot image, is Adorno
gotta read marx at least
>aint readin shit nigga
t. real /leftpol/ reading list
Haven't been to leftypol in ages. Where can i find the old reading list thread? I see it got removed
It got removed because most of the files there didn't work. I don't think it is in archive either but I think most of what was there is posted here now,
Is Deleuze and Guattari's Capitalism and Schizophrenia worth a read?
Is The Invisible Committee actually good?
I haven't read it yet, but Dissenting Japan might be of your interest
>lefty war memoirs
Victor Serge and Orwell maybe?
Very interesting anon, thanks
Change the file extension to epub
Are you a hacker?
What is this from?
Alright, nobody answered me in the Books and Theory thread so I'll ask it here. Do you know of any good (physical) book clubs in the states? You know, like they send good copies of Marxist books in physical form? I have tons of PDFs but I must admit that I do like physical books. And I'd also like to be introduced to a wider variety of Marxist literature than just the classics I usually read.
Anyways, here's a short pamphlet by Daniel De Leon called "Anti-Semitism: Its Cause and Cure". It's really neat that a lot of these old books always remind me of current issues.
>culture isn't a spook
smug manwha maiden.jpg
Kant's "thing in itself" is a pretty big deal, Lenin talks about it a ton in Materialism and Empirio-Criticism, I'd say it's worth it to read him.
Read Materialism and Empirio-Criticism, Lenin explains that the problem with ding an sich is that it was "unknowable." A knowable ding an sich is not metaphysics.
Ok. Still got a lot of reading to do.
Satan never lies, you know.
Where in the fuck should I start with Delueze and Guattari? Should I read something from Spinoza to understand him? If so what?
You should start by not reading Deleuze. Rots your brain
Does Zizek present Mao well here?
Zizek is a bullshitter
Is Mason's Postcapitalism any good? Does he explore in depth the impact that computers and networks have on economy, or is it just another form of utopian socialism?
like in general or in this book?
Hello, comrades, can I get a some books on China under Mao from a leftist perspective?
don't actually look it up I'm just shitposting
Pdf related is a general history made by Chinese academics
The Battle for China's Past
The Unknown Cultural Revolution
Red Star Over China is an important read too
Steven Pinker, Why Academic Writing Stinks, Chronicle of Higher Education, September 26, 2014
George Gopen and Judith Swan, The Science of Scientific Writing, American Scientist, November–December 1990
Anyone has some guides on stealing and not being detected?
Yeah, Karl Marx - Das Kapital
Ha ha, funny guy. But really - does anyone? It would be useful to bring down porkies, instead of just reading theory…
The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason
downloaded and converted to pdf, I just used some shitty online converter so it not might be perfect but, it seems good enough to me.
Do you have the audiobook?
does anyone have the war nerd iliad? there was a link on the /pdf/ but it died.
Don't have a link just wanted to say it's really good imo.
can you help me find John Ralston Saul's "Voltaire's Bastards"
>Capitalism and Schizophrenia
It's one of the hardest books by one of the hardest philosophers on par with Derrida, you should know at least the targets of Deleuze's polemic in order to grasp it fully, namely psychoanalysis of Freud as perceived through Lacan, which is fucking hard on its own. But yes, it's worth a read for any intelligent person.
Anybody who understands that as a matter of economy digital reproduction is to communism, as the printing press was to capitalism understands how absurd the sign in and waiting queue are
there are no queues in capifalism my arse
I don't get it, what's the point of a "waitlist"? If it's digitalized, then just goddamn upload it, stop pretending it's a library book made of paper, lol
also looking for Saul's "The Collapse of Globalism"
I just realised there's a massive Marxism collection on aaaaarg with links to other lefty collections.
Pretty good stuff. There seems to be a small but active community organizing reading material there.
What do you mean?
/pol/ here should i read Sorel to understand you dirty commies?(USER WAS BANNED FOR THIS POST)
Not even /pol/ wants you around. Perhaps that's why you're begging to become a part of our community instead?
How is it being 12 years old?
Looking for good histories of the soviet union, and things on labor leaders like Frank Little.
I need "the politics of spanish financial and economic policies during the second republic", by Douglas W. Richmond, does anyone have it?
What books would you recommend for someone who is just starting to get into political philosophy?
Does anyone have new zizek book yet?
Do I need to read Elements of the Philosophy of Right by Hegel first if I want to read Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right by Marx?
You guys have any scholarly works on American imperialism in Latin America?
Anyone got anything on shoplifting?
link doesn't work
Are previous reading list threads archived? Where to find them
I have just read it, I consider it decent, has some good observations, still leaves many questions unanswered, and I think it doesn't ask enough new questions, but it gropes for them nonetheless
Any suggested reading related to Mongolian People’s Republic, especially in its early years? Their situation always fascinated me since they lacked any real ability to become a socialist (or even capitalist) state in the first place since they lacked any industry whatsoever. I wonder if there’s places in similar situations (lack of any industrial capability) that can learn from them.
It was really hard for me to find this pdf so I'm posting it here:
The Laws of Chaos: Probabilistic Political Economy
$2,793.83 for the paperback on Amazon. WTF
read the talmud and suck 40 cocks
I remember seeing a book about Plato and Marx here when I first started to be a leftist. I have forgotten the title.
Coach should absolutely be added to the necessary reading list
isn't this the retard who made a video shitting on Allende?
>>2707821 Coach should absolutely be added to the necessary reading list
Nope this will get people bitten by wild dogs and infected with diseases, this needs to be added to the list of stupid behaviors
Just finished reading Against Leviathan, Against His-Story for the 2nd time
Any other books like this I should pick up? I loved the way it was written, first book in years I've read through in one sitting,It didn't exactly turn me into a primitivist but Perlman knows how to fucking write
ty based parenti
I'm looking for Umberto Eco's essay "Ur-Fascism". In the only place I found the text is locked behind a paywall and I am a poorfag who does not have the means to pay a subscription in dollars.
Try using any sort of sci-hub to get around the paywall.
Usually should work.
IF this one doesn't work try finding some of their proxies.
Thanks, faggots. It's a great essay.
> Perry Anderson
What's wrong with anderson?
I would like to propose 90% of what you read should be written by Historians and sociologists, not politicians. and if you've never picked up a book just so you could read the foreword written by an author you respect, you probably have the wrong attitude.
> What's wrong with New Left Review?
Is there anything
right correct with it?
/leftypol/, give me your best book recommendations on:
>fascism in general
I've heard >>>/fascist/ has some good material on fascist leaders, they have a thread over there for books. As for colonialism consider Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism.
>fascist manifesto if you can find it in english
>reflections on violence is good (don't have to be a fascist to like it)
>doctrines of fascism
>siege if you're into memey bullshit
>Preussentum und Sozialismus
this is mostly considered by fascists to be left wing fascism but honestly it's probably the best you'll get
Mein Kampf (either Manheim or Stalag translations. Avoid Murphy and Ford). Writings by David Irving are usually pretty neutral. Ian Kershaw's biography has a pro-left slant to it and has some false information but still well-written.
The Doctrine of Fascism (co-written by Mussolini and another guy named Giovanni Gentile).
>fascism in general
'For My Legionnaires' by Codreanu. 'Nazi-Sozi: Questions and Answers for National-Socialists' by Goebbels.
Vol. 1 Chapter 11 of Mein Kampf gives Hitler's thoughts on this (assuming you're wanting the perspective of NS/Fascism on this, since other perspectives are already widely known).
see the 4chan /his/ mega's section on fascism. it's the most comprehensive there is
>David Irving are usually pretty neutral.
Can someone upload Mein Kamph? I'm trying to learn the enemy's ways through his literature choices.
you sound like a fucking faggot
Anyone have Hobspawm recommendations?
The age of Capital and The age of Empire are must-read books for any respected historian
Age of Extremes - the short 20th century is the best of the series.
If I were to pick just one, which should it be?
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Towarzysz michał: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSyTtn4i8vYD19olFzZoB_Q
He is a Polish Stalinist who lives in France (he had leave Poland due to legal reasons). His channel was probably the first relatively popular and active polish M-L channel, which had opened the way for other, less popular channels with similar content. I do not agree with everything he says (especially his social stance on things like LGBT rights, where it seems that he tries to pander to social conservatives and reactionaries) and I am not a fan of totalitarian communism personally; nevertheless he made some great content, producing hundreds of videos on topics related to Marxist theory, history of communist movements and states, and current events. This is probably the biggest Polish-speaking M-L channel. Other M-L channels include:
Polski socjalista: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCds7aALeYtfd5Ycr9cILLkA
This list is definitely not exhaustive, as there are many smaller channels which you can find by looking at the list of related channels.
As for the anarchist channels, I know this one:
Posłuchaj o anarchiźmie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrI9O9_-dbWDGSflUuEslbw
It’s a very good channel with top quality content. However, since this guy focuses more on quality rather on quantity, he uploads videos rarely (once per few months, as opposed to towarzysz michał, who makes new content daily). Other smaller anarchist channels include:
Radykalny Kinematograf: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb3jZ4r8KU1vUjQRC5V4dTg/videos
Antifa TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWfZSMPRJG43TsFhHofXsOA
Why read Marx today - Jonathan Wolff, 2003
arma should be included in that too since you can play gorilla commies
>commie video games
The video game industry is a notorious shit show. It is not hard to imagine why devs would care about workers' rights.
Also, Mother games do have some left elements to them. That particular scene is equally funny if you are a leftist.
>1st and 4th image
<No mention of Joe Hill
<those last 3 games
Last time I saw this list those were considered “dishonorable mentions”. Especially Company of Heroes
French, Russian and Polish charts
Any good hardcover copies of capital (preferably all 3 but at least v1) that I could buy new? I have the penguin edition of v1 but imo its simply too long to be readable as a paperback.
The Paris Commune in Shanghai: the Masses, the State,and Dynamics of “Continuous Revolution” by Hongsheng Jiang
You can try the progress publishers (Soviet) versions.
I thought this was some kind of assignment given to you online in school
>Would definitely like to see a Socialist history chart, though.
I feel you comrade. This should be a decent starting point.
G.A. Cohen is decent, he did help reinvigorate the study of Marx, but in general I dislike his interpretation of Marxism. Not the least of which for denouncing dialectics to an extent, advocating a rational-choice image of the human person (which seems quite far from the marxist line, seeing human beings as having their epistemic framework founded upon particular social relations engendered by a correlated productive mode - not a disembodied consciousness capable of making choices based on Reason from without that he then turns to apply to the world), and other analytic tendencies that, in the last analysis at least imo, fail to observe the turn in philosophy brought about by Hegel. The Phenomenology of Spirit's first few pages alone offer incredible substance for the denunciation of much the so-called scientific traditions in thought practiced still today. Still, Cohen is worth a read, but I think more insofar to understand the development of the marxist tradition/line than to really grasp Marx's texts themselves (which i think ought best be read in their own right, and not substantiated through other means especially when it comes to an introduction to Marxism itself).
I've read a few critiques of Cohen, files related. My b if that all sounded like a rant against Cohen. Fun fact, he also apparently made a bunch of comedic videos you can find online, mocking philosophers,politicians, etc
Anyone have Grover Furr's books on Stalin?
>reading Marxist ideologues
>thinking you're politically incorrect
Yeah I wish.
that must be why trotskyism and new left trotskyism are all you can get at universities these days… ye brave rebels dutifully playing your role in the neoliberal dialectic, smash family, tradition and nation right?
RED LIBERALS GET THE BULLET TOO
Does anyone have a pdf of Rafiq's 'Our Materialism'? the only thing I can find is this archive which does not allow access to the fully work:
i would like this as well
I've been working on a reading list picture that isn't just retarded like most of the other ones. It's still wip.
Emphasis on it's still a work in progress. I know it has spelling errors and such.
Anyone read much of Richard Wolff’s books? I love his videos but I recently started reading this and I feel like my understanding of Marxism has deepened much more already. Any other good works by him? He really is a treasure, I hope I can meet co-op man one day
I remember Chomsky talked at large and in detail about what the armament race was about economically, how statistics was used by both sides, and how cleverly the capitalists used it to exhaust the socialists, calculating their costs and misrepresenting it in a particular way
but I don't think it's in a book.
is there "Like A Thief In Broad Daylight" pdf somewhere already? can't find it
also, if you want to remain sober and alert I think you should read "The Invisible Committee" alongside its radical critique: http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/anonymous-to-the-customers
So bees support the monarchy?
Can anyone help me find an article titled :
Liberalism's limits: Carlyle and Mill on “the negro question” by David Goldberg. It's supposed to be pretty good but I can't find it for free anywhere.
I will walk you through the short process of unlocking it for free, hope you're still here.
1. Go to https://sci-hub.tw/ or any other sci-hub proxy that works at that moment.
2. Find the article anywhere you have to pay, for this purpose I went to https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08905490008583508
3. Literally copy the link to the article from Step 2 into the right field from sci-hub which you find in step 1.
4. Click Open in sci-hub thing
5. Now you know how to bypass the paywall, congratulations anon.
I tested it myself a few minutes ago, and it all works fine.
Damn, I don't know why but the first time I had tried this (before I asked the question) sci-hub wasn't able to get it for some odd reason. Regardless, thanks for the help.
what is this exactly?
Does someone have the Great Soviet Encyclopedia or the Small Soviet Encyclopedia? Preferably the 1928 edition. French or english.
does anyone have a copy of this they can share?
You were right, Ismail is a pretty cool guy.
Funny, I just bought a physical copy of this
I'm looking for books on the topic of racial and cultural integration. It's perhaps the area of sociology i have the least knowledge about, and i want to have some kind of rebuttal to the ol'nazi's favorite "mixing every culture makes brown" argument against globalization. Something that makes the case that different cultures won't be destroyed simply because they have to interact with each other occasionally
Looking for some theory/reading on leftist strategy, specifically criticising top-down authoritarian strategy in favour of democracy from below
anyone have a digital version?
Terra Nullius: A Journey Through No One's Land
by Sven Lindqvist
>be Karl Marx
>write thousands upon thousands of pages outlaying the inner workings of capitalism for the first time in history
>one of the most cited authors in the field, even among non-marxists
>write thousands upon thousands of pages of political economy
>for the laughs
3/10, took the bait - read a fucking book
I educate myself by watching Chinese anime, and I am more cultured than you.
I know some anons have already posted some, but if anyone else has some more Bordiga I'd appreciate that. Specifically I'd like Theory and Action in Marxist Doctrine, but I'll take anything else you've got.
There was another IPCC report that came out in October which was pretty pessimistic. I remember around the same time an anon posted another report from the actual scientists talking about how they were censored and what they really found, basically saying 3 deg C is inevitable. Can’t find that second report if anyone is it. I’m trying to red pill some socdems and ecological disaster is one of their biggest worries.
This one is a super interesting read
This post is really old now but here are a collection of things I have in my leftism folder that I've been reading recently. Use sci-hub.tw to rip the documents.
>Anarchism in Japan
>Hijackers, Bombers, and Bank Robbers: Managerial Style in the Japanese Red Army
>Dead Bodies and Living Guns: The United Red Army and Its Deadly Pursuit of Revolution, 1971–1972
>Portrait of a Terrorist: An Interview with Kozo Okamoto
Thanks comrade.These are all interesting.
anyone knows if pic related is decent? I have to read it for a class
socdem, recognizes many of the problems with capitalism but presents no alternative but "better social programs" and shit
Can anyone recommend a site to get ebooks (not regular pdf's, preferably mobi)? I know marxists.org has a section, but it's rather limited to only some selected books; I've also checked the Anarchist Library, but most of it isn't that interesting.
inb4 someone says something about e-readers. I don't have access to proper literature, and reading of a computer screen takes too much time and strains the eyes more.
library genesis bro. also, epub is a fine format, but they do have mobis.
See >>2337474. The mirrors have mobis.
does MEGA take down copyrighted stuff? I suppose it would be difficult for them to find some obscure private folder, but I've got about 30 GB of PDFs (6.7k books) I plan to upload and then spread around imageboards. Will my folder be taken down?
The mega in this thread has many gigabytes worth of books so no they dont take it down
does anyone have K-Punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher?
Any good publications on organizing at work, at home, etc? Did anyone ever document the activities actually done by people in the 1910s, or is it all just "lol they overthrew the guv dude?"
Does anyone have a working download of CCF's "Why We Set Your Nights On Fire"? The download linked by 325 I used to use is broken now, and my Google fu is weak.
I'm currently taking an undergraduate course on daily life under socialism in the Eastern Bloc, and this was an assigned reading I found particularly interesting. It deals with the question of why the EB regimes returned to capitalism upon collapsing, rather than moving to democratic socialism, and why the working class did not act to accomplish the latter. It's titled Welfare Dictatorship, the Working Class and the Change of Regimes in East Germany and Hungary.
I may also dump all or many of the assigned readings here at some point.
Whoops, here's the actual file
what are some leftypol approved books about firearms,warfare,military tactics and strategy
The only ones I would recommend are The Nature of the Operations of Modern Armies by Vladimir Triandafillov, and also The Evolution of Operational Art by Georgii Isserson