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this site good for leftist newbies who want to learn about socialism.
This pdf explains Socialism for dummies. I found it to be very informative.


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>>6679 (me)
I will translate it and give it to some kids


absolutely fantastic

thanks op

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Seems like there are a few people on leftypol interested in this subject so I thought I'd create a thread dedicated to discussing the Wydna collective and Pseudodoxology podcast
>What is Wydna?
Wydna is a research collective dedicated to reading history through a unique lens. Taking inspiration from Marxism and Accelerationism, Kantbot and other members of the collective dedicate themselves to uncovering the conspiracies, traditions and ideologies that circle the elites of the British and American Empires. Through their podcast, they discuss secret societies, scandals, and factions of the deep state in a fashion considered unconventional to our current interpretation of history.
>That sounds great, where can I learn more?
Their episodes are paywalled, so that's why I'm making this thread. I will be uploading some of their more noteworthy episodes on request here for those who aren't interested in paying the 5$ a month on patreon.
You can listen to their most popular episodes for free on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/45p4IYDT96zuulXl1oH5wW?si=4uuH0B85RjWbbqdEmnwQkw
And I will be filling this thread with links to episodes I consider noteworthy.
I'll start by uploading their episode on the history of political economy, which is 7 hours, so I'll be breaking the audio up into several parts. This post, OP, contains the first 3.
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Please someone post the Iran Contra ones


Lurking in hope I can avoid giving kantbot 5$


Pseudbros please….. I also would like to listen to the Iran Contra episode.


And the Watergate one, where's the files


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Can anyone recommend me literature on strategies in war? From an officers perspective. Preferably something broad. I don‘t have any knowledge on the subject matter so something that is introductory material would be great as well, but it doesn‘t have to be.
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>Who comes out on top?
The one with the superior logistics and resources.


sure those two are important but it's not just one or two things.
Anon I suggest you read up on asymmetric and guerilla warfare, as well as insurrections and other smaller and other more niche topics. There are plenty of ways in which a small and poorly equipped army can defeat a larger and stronger foe


I meant to say smaller and niche types of conflict


>The one with the superior logistics and resources.
"Captains think tactics, colonels think strategy, generals think logistics."
(To which one might be tempted to add something like "ministers think diplomacy.")


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PDF related is a bit limited since it mainly covers a Soviet understanding of war, but it is a really interesting piece of writing that shows how generals have changed and adapted strategies according to previous experiences, and lays the foundational theory of Soviet and current Russian Deep Battle strategies. Would recommend highly.

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Drop those PDF's or else
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Speaking of pdfs Sci-Hub just got blocked and DMCA'd so yeah 85 million free scientific articles - are harder to acquire now.


You can still download papers through libgen: https://libgen.is/scimag/

It won't fetch new ones though.


I literally have 5000 pdfs downloaded on probably every subject in existance
How the fuck am I gonna read all that

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The Age of the World Picture

Essay by Heidegger.
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Preface: A Philosophical Fantasy – Steven Shaviro. 2009. in « Without Criteria: Kant, Whitehead, Deleuze, and Aesthetics » (MIT)

This book originated out of a philosophical fantasy. I imagine a world in which Whitehead takes the place of Heidegger. Think of how important Heidegger has been for thinking and critical reflection over the past sixty years. What if Whitehead, instead of Heidegger, had set the agenda for postmodern thought? What would philosophy be like today? What different questions might we be asking? What different perspectives might we be viewing the world from?
The parallels between Heidegger and Whitehead are striking. Being and Time was published in 1927, Process and Reality in 1929. Two enormous philosophy books, almost exact contemporaries. Both books respond magisterially to the situation (I’d rather not say the crisis) of modernity, the immensity of scientific and technological change, the dissolution of old certainties, the increasingly fast pace of life, the massive reorganizations that followed the horrors of World War I. Both books take for granted the inexistence of foundations, not even fixating on them as missing, but simply going on without concern over their absence. Both books are antiessentialist and antipositivist, both of them are actively engaged in working out new ways to think, new ways to do philosophy, new ways to exercise the faculty of wonder.
And yet how different these two books are: in concepts, in method, in affect, and in spirit. I’d like to go through a series of philosophical questions and make a series of (admittedly tendentious) comparisons, in order to spell out these differences as clearly as possible.

1. The question of beginning
Where does one start in philosophy? Heidegger asks the question of Being: “Why is there something, rather than nothing?” But Whitehead is splendidly indifferent to this question. He asks, instead: “How is it that there is always something new?” Whitehead doesn’t see any point in returning to our ultimate beginnings. He is interested in creation rather than rectification, Becoming rather than Being, the New rather than the immemorially old. I would suggest that, in a world where everything from music to DNA is continually being sampled and recombined, and where the shelf life of an idea, no less than of a fashion in clothing, can be measured in months if not weeks, Whitehead’s question is the truly urgent one. Heidegger flees the chaPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


For a second I thought that the one on the pic is Luka


>All of these are on libgen lol
Oh, I must be blind then. Thanks again


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wtf is going on here


Heidegger was a nazi opinions discarded wont read anything he wrote

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Does anyone have some books which explains the way in which the Soviet economy worked? I am looking specifically at how prices and quantities of goods were adjusted to correspond the demands and needs of the people. Although 1929-1953 is nice, I am more interested in the post-Stalin era of 1961-1985. You can also post how plans worked for other countries such as East Germany, Poland, Yugoslavia, etc.

I am also searching for technical books which explains in detail how the planning process operates in modern China and how this process relate to the economy and private markets in general.

These books can be pro or anti Soviet style planning, although I'd obviously prefer some books which are advocating for such economic models.
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I meant >>>/leftypol/405443 of course


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I use this thread as an opportunity to post my new USSR econ reading list:

Allen, R.C. (2009). Farm to factory : a reinterpretation of the Soviet industrial revolution. Princeton University Press.
Chattopadhyay, P. (1994). The Marxian Concept of Capital and the Soviet Experience: Essay in the Critique of Political Economy. Praeger.
Costello, M. (1977). Workers’ Participation in the Soviet Union. Central Books.
Davies, R.W. (1998). Soviet economic development from Lenin to Khrushchev. Cambridge University Press.
Harrison, M. (2002). Accounting for War Soviet: Production, Employment, and the Defence Burden, 1940–1945. Cambridge University Press.
Nove, A. (1990). An Economic History of the USSR. Penguin Books.
Resnick, S.A. and Wolff, R.D. (2002). Class Theory and History: Capitalism and Communism in the USSR. Routledge.
Davies, R.W. The Industrialization of Soviet Russia, Volume 1-7. Harvard University Press.



Nice list. I'm not OP, but I'd been looking for something like this. I've heard of only a couple of these books, so having a list like this is helpful. Thanks!


Ismail has uploaded quite a few books on soviet planning and soviet economics, use the search box



helped to bomb nazis by allies as well

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any other resources on Nutrition/Diet in the USSR to deboonk the Commie Starves meme apart from that one CIA Report? we could really use a more thorough list of sources on it.


ask somebody who lived in the USSR what they ate. From what I've heard, Soviet citizens ate the traditional diet from whatever region they were from.




Soviet nutrition was better than most of the west but was limited and involved a lot of creative uses for bread.


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This is part of the reading series we're doing in the Continental Floppa reading group formerly the anti-Anglo reading group. The plan is to read 1 chapter per week (breaking up chapter 3 into the 3 lectures). This is a selection of lectures and essays by Louis Althusser on the topics of philosophy relative to science and politics. This thread is for discussion and to invite people to the reading group, which can be found here https://matrix.to/#/!mjlMGagFTDhvgxMWhY:matrix.org/

Our schedule has recently changed. We now discuss on Sundays.
UTC (UTC +0) 19:00 (5pm) Universal time
EDT (UTC -4) 15:00 (3pm) Eastern US (daylight savings time)
CEST (UTC +2) 21:00 (7pm) Central Europe (summer time)

The next session will be Sunday 27th June, covering essay 1:
Theory, Theoretical Practice and Theoretical Formation: Ideology and Ideological Struggle
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Elliot (ed) – Philosophy & the Spontaneous Philosophy of the Scientists & Other Essays (Verso, 1990/2011)

Book Scan w/ bookmarks & linked TOC [index unlinked]


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French edition if anyone cares. [Bookmarked; no links]


Is the full list of this decided/available somewhere? Would love to do the reading but unfortunately don't have much time for discussion. Looking for stuff to share with my local org


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Turchetto – Althusser & Monod. A 'New Alliance'? (Historical Materialism 17.3, 2009: 61-79)


We are currently doing a thing where everybody takes turns suggesting reading. The next text hasn't been decided yet.

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So /edu/, what are your personal Top 5 texts
Lectures, videos, or books that really struck a chord with you or in some way influenced your thinking?
>bonus kudos for links, .pdfs, etc.
>xposting welcome

Hopefully the peeps who contributed to the last thread are still lurking and contribute again, because I didn't get a chance to save all the recommendation last time and it >>332596 died
So much insightful and personal content, gone ;_;7

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Baudrillard is one of the few who was able to critique Marxism from a resonable and not cucked perspective.
Especially in The Mirror of Production his criticisms are from the prespective of some one knowledgeable of Marx.
Now that the dust has settled was he right nearly about everything?
I mean look at China
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Baudrillard would find anarcho-primitivism completely ridiculous. Anarcho- because for him primitive societies were in no way anarchic; and -primitivism because for him the logic of "primitive" societies is a general social logic that is present in every society, so we never left "primitive" societies anyway, but they never existed as imagined by anprims.

Furthermore he was a priori opposed to all kinds of returns for similar reasons that any Marxist would be: you can't oppose the current sytem with a previous form that has precisely led to the current order and was absorbed by it. You can only oppose the system by some further or "higher order" form that overcomes the current one.


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That's a stab at Deleuze and Guattari as well.

Autism is another mental illness Baudrillard uses as an analogy for the society as a whole. He started doing that pretty early, at the beginning of the 90s at least.

1st pic: Transparency of Evil (1990)
2nd pic: The Illusion of the End (1992)
3rd pic: The Perfect Crime (1995)


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Speaking if baudrillard, i really don't understand what the fuck he means in "No Tears for Sarajevo". Somebody wants to illuminate me?


I only skimmed through, but he talks about the West not having any purpose any more so it has to import it from the outside, find a struggle in the rest of the world and turn it into victimhood of others so it can larp as their savior. This just goes to show that it is the West which is suffering from a poverty of purpose, not the rest of the world.

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