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Forum: History 30th September 2014, 14:36
Replies: 0
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Posted By Ismail
Modern History of Korea (1979 book from the DPRK, PDF inside)

I scanned this earlier today. Credit goes to RevLeft user Wonton Carter for buying it so I could do so.

Download link:...
Forum: Literature & Films 20th September 2014, 21:18
Replies: 12
Views: 2,481
Posted By Ismail
Since I last posted the following three Soviet...

Since I last posted the following three Soviet works have been scanned:
* Patrice Lumumba (a Soviet pamphlet on his life)
* Frederick Engels: A Short Biography
* International Working-Class and...
Forum: Women's Struggle 16th September 2014, 21:56
Replies: 147
Views: 9,023
Posted By Ismail
For what it's worth to you (not much considering...

For what it's worth to you (not much considering your past posts on the forum), there was the Democratic Workers Party, which was led by a woman and with a largely female membership. There wasn't...
Forum: Politics 7th September 2014, 04:38
Replies: 63
Views: 4,636
Posted By Ismail
It doesn't necessarily have to do so, but...

It doesn't necessarily have to do so, but national tasks are often different in each country. A truly "international party" run from a single center and operating simultaneously in Senegal and Sudan,...
Forum: Politics 4th September 2014, 13:22
Replies: 63
Views: 4,636
Posted By Ismail
I don't see how Hoxha had a "paternal role" for...

I don't see how Hoxha had a "paternal role" for Albanians but Tito didn't for Yugoslavs. Furthermore Tito was proclaimed "President for life."

I think the difference in leadership style between...
Forum: Politics 4th September 2014, 00:05
Replies: 63
Views: 4,636
Posted By Ismail
IMO nepotism in this case is if brothers and...

IMO nepotism in this case is if brothers and sisters or sons and daughters are getting positions, which wasn't the case in Albania, I'm not sure if that applies to Yugoslavia as well.

I say this...
Forum: Politics 3rd September 2014, 06:16
Replies: 63
Views: 4,636
Posted By Ismail
I have two of his works. I consulted both. ...

I have two of his works. I consulted both.

The Balkans, 2001, p. 561: "Hoxha's xenophobia had a sound historical footing - the Ottoman Empire, the European great powers and Albania's neighbours,...
Forum: Politics 31st August 2014, 19:25
Replies: 63
Views: 4,636
Posted By Ismail
Do you actually have a source for this? Bourgeois...

Do you actually have a source for this? Bourgeois accounts note that Hoxha resented the Yugoslav domination of Albania and its attempts to turn the country into a neo-colony. Milovan Đilas' own...
Forum: Politics 31st August 2014, 00:06
Replies: 63
Views: 4,636
Posted By Ismail
True to my STALINISM, I took the opportunity to...

True to my STALINISM, I took the opportunity to replace the second instance with "and so on."
Forum: Politics 30th August 2014, 22:24
Replies: 63
Views: 4,636
Posted By Ismail
The modern-day Chinese government claims it is...

The modern-day Chinese government claims it is fulfilling the tasks of the dictatorship of the proletariat as well, as does Cuba and the DPRK. Obviously this isn't the case in practice.

The...
Forum: Politics 29th August 2014, 22:12
Replies: 63
Views: 4,636
Posted By Ismail
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet%E2%80%93Alban...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet%E2%80%93Albanian_split
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Albanian_split

"There is nothing unknown about what socialism is, what it represents and what it...
Forum: Politics 29th August 2014, 21:32
Replies: 63
Views: 4,636
Posted By Ismail
The CPGB-ML claims that modern-day China is a...

The CPGB-ML claims that modern-day China is a great example of socialism. The UK's foremost expert on Socialist Albania, Bill Bland, was expelled from the Stalin Society in the early 90s because of a...
Forum: Literature & Films 29th August 2014, 20:54
Replies: 745
Views: 35,981
Posted By Ismail
Soviet Economic Development since 1917 by Maurice...

Soviet Economic Development since 1917 by Maurice Dobb, third edition from 1953. I had it for a while but had various other books to read first.

Dobb was a British economist and CPGB member. He...
Forum: Learning 13th August 2014, 10:50
Replies: 46
Views: 2,424
Posted By Ismail
As Engels noted...

As Engels noted (http://www.marx2mao.com/M&E/AD78.html), "neither conversion into joint-stock companies [and trusts] nor conversion into state property deprives the productive forces of their...
Forum: Learning 12th August 2014, 05:34
Replies: 46
Views: 2,424
Posted By Ismail
Taken up by the media, by the foreign...

Taken up by the media, by the foreign representatives of Albania, and by the government itself. I'd say that constitutes enough influence for one to speak accurately of the Albanian position on X...
Forum: Learning 12th August 2014, 04:58
Replies: 46
Views: 2,424
Posted By Ismail
The position that capitalism was restored in the...

The position that capitalism was restored in the USSR was taken up not just by Hoxha and other Politburo members, but by the media of the country (ZŰri i Popullit, Bashkimi, ZŰri i RinisŰ, Puna,...
Forum: Theory 12th August 2014, 03:34
Replies: 27
Views: 3,162
Posted By Ismail
You didn't actually argue against anything I...

You didn't actually argue against anything I wrote. Social democracy, in case you didn't notice, is not a threat to capitalism. The USA during the Cold War aided plenty of "socialist" governments...
Forum: Literature & Films 11th August 2014, 15:26
Replies: 745
Views: 35,981
Posted By Ismail
Edgar Snow's People on our Side (1944, available...

Edgar Snow's People on our Side (1944, available online (http://americandeception.com/index.php?action=downloadpdf&photo=PDFsml_AD/People_On_Our_Side-Edgar_Snow-1944-349pgs-POL.sml.pdf&id=244))...
Forum: Theory 11th August 2014, 14:50
Replies: 27
Views: 3,162
Posted By Ismail
Not that I support DNZ's politics, but I just...

Not that I support DNZ's politics, but I just felt like responding to this:
"Jose Figueres, who headed the Costa Rican government three times, was always a rather improbable target of...
Forum: Learning 11th August 2014, 12:57
Replies: 46
Views: 2,424
Posted By Ismail
It can be suppressed, but it cannot be eliminated...

It can be suppressed, but it cannot be eliminated under capitalism. Following capitalist restoration in the USSR labor-power once more became a commodity and the search for work became the norm for...
Forum: Learning 11th August 2014, 02:18
Replies: 46
Views: 2,424
Posted By Ismail
It's actually from a poem by Pashko Vasa, and its...

It's actually from a poem by Pashko Vasa, and its content was clearly progressive.
Unlike the rest of the Balkan peoples, there was no "national" church in Albania: if you were a Muslim then you...
Forum: Learning 9th August 2014, 05:15
Replies: 46
Views: 2,424
Posted By Ismail
Two other excerpts from the same speech (the...

Two other excerpts from the same speech (the context is the 60th anniversary of Albanian independence in 1972, which was proclaimed in Vlora):

"Some one may say with a smile: 'But would the...
Forum: Learning 9th August 2014, 04:34
Replies: 46
Views: 2,424
Posted By Ismail
"In the capitalist and revisionist countries, the...

"In the capitalist and revisionist countries, the number of hippies is increasing, narcotics, degenerate music and striptease are spreading far and wide, all kinds of theories to degenerate the...
Forum: History 7th August 2014, 20:19
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By Ismail
I bet this is why Stalin moved against Zhukov, he...

I bet this is why Stalin moved against Zhukov, he was like "you know what else was white? THE WHITE ARMY." And then Zhukov cried himself to sleep clutching an empty white coca cola bottle, vowing...
Forum: Learning 6th August 2014, 21:41
Replies: 46
Views: 2,424
Posted By Ismail
Because, as Marx put it, "Big industry constantly...

Because, as Marx put it, "Big industry constantly requires a reserve army of unemployed workers for times of overproduction" under capitalism. Capitalist restoration in the USSR and other states in...
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