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Forum: Plastic & Graphic arts 2nd March 2015, 19:04
Replies: 2
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Posted By Ismail
Bumping this since, surprisingly, they scanned...

Bumping this since, surprisingly, they scanned another figurative art book, this time from 1969. I've added it to the first post.
Forum: Plastic & Graphic arts 25th February 2015, 08:25
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By Ismail
Albanian figurative art from the 60s-70s

http://www.enverhoxha.ru/Archive_of_books/Archive/artet_figurative_shqiptare_piktura_alb.pdf (one collection, from 1978)...
Forum: Literature & Films 23rd February 2015, 08:04
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Ismail
1979 Chilean Maoist work on rise and fall of the Allende government (PDF)

https://archive.org/details/ChileJorgePalacios

Another work I've scanned, since I was told it's a good read by others.

From the back of the book:
Discusses the nature of Allende's government,...
Forum: History 22nd February 2015, 20:58
Replies: 33
Views: 1,174
Posted By Ismail
And yet his work was still attacked for being...

And yet his work was still attacked for being "quasi-Marxist" and he himself moved to the right, to the point that by the 1940s he had given up many of his earlier views.

There were a great many...
Forum: History 22nd February 2015, 08:26
Replies: 33
Views: 1,174
Posted By Ismail
Besides the whole Ostrogorsky thing (as Rurkel...

Besides the whole Ostrogorsky thing (as Rurkel noted he wasn't a Soviet historian, he emigrated before he could conceivably become one), what you're describing is the ascendancy of bourgeois ideology...
Forum: History 22nd February 2015, 04:45
Replies: 33
Views: 1,174
Posted By Ismail
FWIW you can find a Soviet revisionist...

FWIW you can find a Soviet revisionist perspective on the English Revolution (and various other bourgeois revolutions in the ensuing two decades) here:...
Forum: Literature & Films 10th February 2015, 12:49
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By Ismail
"Philosophy of Revolt" (1975 Soviet work on New Left, Frankfurt, Marcuse, etc., PDF)

https://archive.org/details/PhilosophyOfRevolt

A guy I know scanned this. Figure some here may find it of interest.
Forum: Literature & Films 7th February 2015, 12:55
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By Ismail
"Soviet Light on the Colonies" (1944 book, PDF)

https://archive.org/details/SovietLightOnTheColonies

The author was a critic of Britain's colonial policy in Africa, and so this book compares the economic and political situation of Soviet...
Forum: History 4th February 2015, 03:57
Replies: 18
Views: 1,601
Posted By Ismail
I'm into modern history in general, so I have a...

I'm into modern history in general, so I have a bunch of books on Africa for example, a bunch of the USSR, on the USA, etc. Albania is a subject I focus on in particular though.

Of the 30 books...
Forum: Literature & Films 3rd February 2015, 22:07
Replies: 196
Views: 14,843
Posted By Ismail
Just finished reading The OSS in World War II...

Just finished reading The OSS in World War II Albania, which is basically the only published work on the subject. The American OSS mission, unlike its British SOE counterpart, was far smaller yet had...
Forum: History 2nd February 2015, 21:38
Replies: 18
Views: 1,601
Posted By Ismail
I do intend to rewrite the entire Enver Hoxha...

I do intend to rewrite the entire Enver Hoxha Wiki article one day, if that is any consolation. http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc207/MrdieII/emot-colbert.gif
Forum: History 2nd February 2015, 16:31
Replies: 18
Views: 1,601
Posted By Ismail
Thinking about it, I guess this sorta counts as a...

Thinking about it, I guess this sorta counts as a biographical substitute: http://www.enverhoxha.ru/Archive_of_books/Enver_Hoxha_His_Life_and_Work.pdf (it's a long English-language picture book...
Forum: History 1st February 2015, 19:59
Replies: 18
Views: 1,601
Posted By Ismail
Nah that's Mao. ...

Nah that's Mao.

http://www.tshirtbordello.com/images/mickey-mao-s1.gif

But here are two introductions which I myself wrote:
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet%E2%80%93Albanian_split
*...
Forum: History 31st January 2015, 02:18
Replies: 18
Views: 1,601
Posted By Ismail
There is no English-language biography of him....

There is no English-language biography of him. The closest thing to an "official" biography of him put out by the Albanians are two pages in the History of the Party of Labour of Albania (edited in...
Forum: History 27th January 2015, 18:46
Replies: 22
Views: 1,350
Posted By Ismail
One thing I found slightly amusing for some...

One thing I found slightly amusing for some reason is that Hoxha gave a shout-out to his secretary in one of his memoirs: "We made approaches [during the Italian occupation] also to other...
Forum: Literature & Films 27th January 2015, 09:40
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By Ismail
Mikhail Gorbachev's report to the 27th Congress of the CPSU (1986, PDF)

https://archive.org/details/PoliticalReportOfTheCPSUCentralCommitteeToThe27thPartyCongress

As you might imagine it's chiefly of historical interest. This was before he went wild with Glasnost and...
Forum: Literature & Films 23rd January 2015, 16:37
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Ismail
Personally I think a 500-page book about American...

Personally I think a 500-page book about American history from a Soviet revisionist perspective is fairly interesting because:

A. At this point in time they were at least nominally Marxist in...
Forum: Literature & Films 23rd January 2015, 16:14
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Ismail
Any specific examples? Considering how brief...

Any specific examples?

Considering how brief the mention of the Wilson Presidency is in the book, one might as well cite the 1970s Great Soviet Encyclopedia article on him:
Forum: Literature & Films 23rd January 2015, 13:42
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By Ismail
"History of the USA since World War I" (1976 Soviet work, PDF)

https://archive.org/details/HistoryOfTheUSASinceWorldWarI

Always nice to scan stuff on US history.
Forum: Literature & Films 22nd January 2015, 18:46
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By Ismail
"The Peoples of the North and Their Road to Socialism" (1975 Soviet work, PDF)

https://archive.org/details/ThePeoplesOfTheNorthAndTheirRoadToSocialism

It's 'bout the Soviet far-northern peoples and how they became participants in the new society ushered in by the October...
Forum: Literature & Films 22nd January 2015, 10:31
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By Ismail
"Spain: 1936-1939" (1963, PDF)

https://archive.org/details/Spain19361939

I received permission from Lawrence & Wishart to scan this. Both authors were members of the PCE, so obviously it reflects the party's view of the Spanish...
Forum: Literature & Films 22nd January 2015, 02:13
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By Ismail
"Soviet Economic Development since 1917" (by Maurice Dobb, 1948, PDF)

https://archive.org/details/SovietEconomicDevelopmentSince1917

Another work I've scanned. To this day bourgeois authors occasionally cite it, so yeah.
Forum: Learning 22nd January 2015, 01:35
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By Ismail
Except no one was arguing that the Iranian...

Except no one was arguing that the Iranian Revolution was at once a proletarian revolution. It could have gone over into a proletarian revolution if led by the proletariat, just as the...
Forum: Learning 21st January 2015, 12:36
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By Ismail
As far as the "Stalinist" viewpoint goes, the...

As far as the "Stalinist" viewpoint goes, the issue is whether there exists the dictatorship of the proletariat of the dictatorship of a new bourgeoisie, the whole "state ownership" versus "private...
Forum: Learning 21st January 2015, 12:16
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By Ismail
Except it was precisely the working-class which...

Except it was precisely the working-class which made up the vast majority of those calling for the downfall of the Shah and the "reformist" elements (like Bakhtiar) connected to Western imperialism...
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