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    Yesterday, 14:57
    This is a passage from Sergei Kara-Murza's Soviet Civilization, a history which the author tells inflected with his own personal experience of having...
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    26th July 2016, 20:21
    Antiochus is correct. The new generation of neo-fascists, who can be embodied by Peter Thiel in his recent RNC speech as well as Milo Yiannopoulos,...
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    25th July 2016, 03:41
    Rafiq replied to a thread Book recommendations? in Learning
    You should re-try translating, Popper. First, the lots of people in question are not significant because of any numerical superiority, but because...
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    24th July 2016, 22:34
    Rafiq replied to a thread Book recommendations? in Learning
    Oh, and just saw this. That's cute, are you embarrassed by the fact that someone who has been a Marxist for probably less than a few years is...
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    24th July 2016, 22:25
    Rafiq replied to a thread Book recommendations? in Learning
    Keep at it Konikow! You'll be sure to get your last word here! Surely you will this time. Fingers crossed, I'm sure, yes? Ladies and...
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    24th July 2016, 21:02
    Rafiq replied to a thread Book recommendations? in Learning
    Bernie represented a momentum, one which is - as all spontaneous momentums, indeterminate. Bernie's endorsement of Hillary is no more indicative of...
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    23rd July 2016, 22:37
    Rafiq replied to a thread Book recommendations? in Learning
    Here is Konikow, the beautiful soul. Here is Konikow, for whom the heavens shed tears. Konikow, the beautiful, and tragic soul. Father Rafiq, and...
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    23rd July 2016, 15:14
    Rafiq replied to a thread Book recommendations? in Learning
    I have been a Marxist for over five years. And the true, full meaning of Principles of Communism I have only recently grasped. There is a key...
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    19th July 2016, 16:44
    I should also add, from thinking: An even crazier idea. One I should hope to further develop in the far future. Perhaps, as part of their basic...
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    17th July 2016, 16:55
    I don't know why, but there is this pathological, ideological problem that no matter how much I try to emphasize it, individuals can't seem to be...
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    15th July 2016, 06:22
    Rafiq replied to a thread Dual Power in Theory
    The basic answer would be the accentuation of antagonisms through political struggle. Or in two words, to: keep pushing and never settle for...
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    15th July 2016, 05:06
    Rafiq replied to a thread Dual Power in Theory
    No doubt this question arises from the recent book by Frederic Jameson, American Utopia: Dual Power and the Universal Army? If not, I should...
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    14th July 2016, 21:21
    That, and because to know is literally practical. To know something is literally to subordinate something to your practice. Knowledge should be...
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    14th July 2016, 19:27
    Heavy sigh. Marxian, I wrote extensively about this on this very forum and you were privy to it, that is to say, to the so-called relation to genes...
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  • Rafiq's Avatar
    14th July 2016, 18:56
    And it is a mistake to assume that the conditions of the majority of the people - rather than contingent - are somehow inevitable or natural. There...
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  • Rafiq's Avatar
    14th July 2016, 17:16
    Yet that is not our materialism, that is the reactionary 'materialism' that predates German idealism, and it is the materialism of Steven Pinker and...
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  • Rafiq's Avatar
    14th July 2016, 02:39
    Psychology is generally a reactionary field in universities. The best of psychoanalysis, which is that of Lacan, does not belong to psychology but,...
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    14th July 2016, 02:29
    They represent an increasingly anti-democratic trend which has been ongoing since the so-called 'cognitive revolution', in congruence with the rise...
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    13th July 2016, 04:13
    The idea, which I have dedicated a past thread to discussing, traces its origins - as everyone knows - to Frederic Jameson's long anticipated book...
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  • Rafiq's Avatar
    8th July 2016, 00:05
    There is a difference. They are profoundly ideological - i.e. they may be lacking in terms of direct political-educational depth, but they do posses...
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    6th July 2016, 04:44
    Rafiq replied to a thread Book recommendations? in Learning
    First you must ask: Why do you want to learn these? That is crucial. Asking and stimulating this question, critically and incessantly will lead you...
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    6th July 2016, 00:53
    Its obscenity lies in the fact that it registers one socialism as just another 'consumer preference'. It stifles a critical understanding of...
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    6th July 2016, 00:19
    Keep at it ckaihatsu! Keep on going! Look at this, everyone. Just look. After all of that, LOOK AT CKAIHATSU'S RESPONSE. This is why I say I want...
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    4th July 2016, 19:11
    Every time I log into Revleft and I see that the last post to this thread was from ckaihatsu, I want to take a fucking shotgun and blow my brains...
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  • Rafiq's Avatar
    4th July 2016, 06:11
    Propaganda can posses the function of invigorating and empowering a subject, empowering them, bringing them back to themselves in this way. A 'meme'...
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    4th July 2016, 01:42
    It is a battleground the Left cannot and will never win. It is for a very simple - and at the same time complex reason. 'Memes' in their ideological...
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    3rd July 2016, 23:07
    And even more pathetically, he fails to detect the sarcasm of the statement: Yes, NATO is a trans-national political institutions through which...
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    3rd July 2016, 22:51
    And just speaking of war, every FUCKING IDIOT knows that if the EU fragments, the possibility of a war becomes, actually, real, even in an...
    54 replies | 3236 view(s)
  • Rafiq's Avatar
    3rd July 2016, 22:27
    Yes, NATO is a trans-national political institutions through which the class struggle immanent to Europe can be waged. NATO is the EU's sister you...
    54 replies | 3236 view(s)
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  1. Over a sufficiently long period I would anticipate that the proportion of social labour producing public goods will rise, especially public information goods, and that in time this may become the dominant part of the economy. But this can only happen through the population as a whole being willing to pay higher income taxes for public goods and also by an increase in the share of all work that is carried out by volunteers - examples today might be the various railways that are run on volunteer labour. It is only by evidence of people actually volunteering for things like that, that we can see the social reality of Marx's phrase about labour itself becoming a prime want.
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    Do you conceive of a possibility for the existence of a higher phase of communism at all?
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    I've been meaning to ask, if we assume that consumers will moderate their consumption (as unrealistically as it may be), and we do not use prices for some/many goods (in other words, we are in a higher phase of communism), is your model of economic planning and calculation still applicable? Or will it kill efficiency/effectiveness? (I don't expect a long answer, I wouldn't be able to understand it anyway -- one sentence suffices).
    Also, has there been a challenge by academics against your proposals?
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    Thank you for arguing against the theory of state-capitalism as applied to the USSR.
  5. Ok then g is the vector of labour values and f the vector of direct labour input
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    It is that equation for finding labor values! I don't remember where the variable names came from, it was so long ago. But I thought I got it from something in your writings.
  7. No I dont just have the same name, I was one of the authors of the book.
  8. You're name sounds familiar, did you write a book about new socialism?
    Or do you just use the same name?
  9. In the end the essence of imperialism is the use by one state of political, military and economic power to expand the territory under its control.
    This does not necessarily have any close relation to the export of capital.
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    How do you define an imperialist country?
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