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Forum: Philosophy 24th August 2015, 19:32
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By Ismail
I'm aware, but that doesn't change the fact that...

I'm aware, but that doesn't change the fact that the Soviet revisionists were obliged to rely to some extent on Marxism to justify their positions. I'm not saying "read this book because it's a...
Forum: Literature & Films 24th August 2015, 19:30
Replies: 0
Views: 30
Posted By Ismail
1948 CPUSA biography of Eugene Debs (PDF)

https://archive.org/details/GeneDebs

Scanned by me.
Forum: Literature & Films 8th August 2015, 16:28
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Ismail
It's worth noting that Pomeroy's book had an...

It's worth noting that Pomeroy's book had an "ulterior" purpose as well: to defend the Soviet position on guerrilla warfare (that it relied on very specific conditions and that other methods of...
Forum: Literature & Films 8th August 2015, 15:48
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Ismail
"Guerrilla Warfare & Marxism" (1968 International Publishers book, PDF)

https://archive.org/details/GuerrillaWarfareAndMarxism

I scanned it with permission from the publisher.

To quote the dust jacket:
Forum: Literature & Films 8th August 2015, 12:57
Replies: 0
Views: 63
Posted By Ismail
"How the National Question Was Solved in Soviet Central Asia" (1973 Soviet work, PDF)

https://archive.org/details/HowTheNationalQuestionWasSolvedInSovietCentralAsia

Scanned by me.
Forum: Literature & Films 2nd August 2015, 12:35
Replies: 0
Views: 58
Posted By Ismail
Two 1970s Soviet works on American historiography/"sovietology" of the USSR (PDFs)

https://archive.org/details/HistoryAndPoliticsMarushkin
https://archive.org/details/HistoryVersusAntiHistory

Both scanned by me. They deal with subjects like the USSR as a "totalitarian" society,...
Forum: Literature & Films 31st July 2015, 15:36
Replies: 0
Views: 42
Posted By Ismail
"The Overseas Expansion of Capital: Past and Present" (1985 Soviet work, PDF)

https://archive.org/details/TheOverseasExpansionOfCapital

Scanned by me. It's 400 pages long and the author was Andrei Gromyko (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Gromyko), one of the most...
Forum: Literature & Films 11th July 2015, 13:02
Replies: 1
Views: 64
Posted By Ismail
"The Soviets" by Albert Rhys Williams, 1937 (PDF)

https://archive.org/details/TheSovietsAlbertRhysWilliams

Scanned by me. Williams was an American socialist journalist. Like John Reed he witnessed the October Revolution and wrote books about...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 10th July 2015, 11:43
Replies: 319
Views: 7,729
Posted By Ismail
Or, much more likely and as should be reasonably...

Or, much more likely and as should be reasonably obvious, they couldn't pursue it because there was a shortage of proletarian personnel with the knowledge to run not just the intelligence-gathering...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 10th July 2015, 08:09
Replies: 319
Views: 7,729
Posted By Ismail
For the record, Stepan Shaumian was an Armenian...

For the record, Stepan Shaumian was an Armenian Bolshevik who Kamo worked with and who was killed by counter-revolutionaries in 1918. Lev Shaumian (a journalist and Stepan's son) published a...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 9th July 2015, 05:24
Replies: 319
Views: 7,729
Posted By Ismail
I don't understand how you can ask this question...

I don't understand how you can ask this question unless you think being invaded and occupied by numerous powerful imperialist countries and facing strong counter-revolutionary armies armed and...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 7th July 2015, 04:01
Replies: 319
Views: 7,729
Posted By Ismail
It's worth noting that internal reaction was...

It's worth noting that internal reaction was generally too weak to pose a serious threat to the new order, which accounts for the relative "tranquility" of the first months of soviet power. Krasnov...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 6th July 2015, 23:10
Replies: 319
Views: 7,729
Posted By Ismail
I think Mark Twain said it best in regards to...

I think Mark Twain said it best in regards to criticisms of the French Revolution: "There were two 'Reigns of Terror,' if we would but remember it and consider it; the one wrought murder in hot...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 6th July 2015, 22:53
Replies: 319
Views: 7,729
Posted By Ismail
"The total figures of executions, published in...

"The total figures of executions, published in 1921, were as follows. In the first half of 1918 [before the Red Terror] they were 22, in the second half some 6,300, and for the three years...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 6th July 2015, 03:24
Replies: 319
Views: 7,729
Posted By Ismail
Because the entire point of the NEP was to...

Because the entire point of the NEP was to stabilize the economic situation of the USSR and create the preconditions for a new socialist offensive (to pick up where the one of 1917-1920 left off) to...
Forum: Learning 6th July 2015, 03:02
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By Ismail
Revisionism refers to attempts to distort Marxist...

Revisionism refers to attempts to distort Marxist theory and deprive it of its revolutionary and scientific content. Bernstein was the quintessential revisionist; Kautsky, Browder, Tito, Khrushchev,...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 5th July 2015, 23:56
Replies: 319
Views: 7,729
Posted By Ismail
State capitalism has multiple meanings, just like...

State capitalism has multiple meanings, just like workers' control, democracy, etc.

When Lenin and Stalin used the word, they indeed referred to the proletarian state controlling the "commanding...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 4th July 2015, 19:38
Replies: 319
Views: 7,729
Posted By Ismail
Obviously the input of workers themselves in the...

Obviously the input of workers themselves in the production process doesn't necessarily prove that the Soviet economy was not capitalist, but I can't imagine any enterprise in, say, 1960s-80s Sweden...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 4th July 2015, 04:27
Replies: 319
Views: 7,729
Posted By Ismail
Both these quotes are wrong. I've already noted...

Both these quotes are wrong. I've already noted that the participation of workers in enterprises was actively encouraged under Lenin and Stalin. See for example Chapter III of Man and Plan in Soviet...
Forum: Literature & Films 3rd July 2015, 15:09
Replies: 0
Views: 66
Posted By Ismail
"Political Power in the U.S.S.R." (1948 work, PDF)

https://archive.org/details/PoliticalPowerInTheUSSR

Scanned by me.

To quote from Andrew Rothstein's review in The Anglo-Soviet Journal's Autumn 1949 issue:
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 2nd July 2015, 17:18
Replies: 319
Views: 7,729
Posted By Ismail
Well considering that the Soviet voter did not...

Well considering that the Soviet voter did not have to pay a poll tax, did not need to prove that their grandparents voted, and in fact didn't even need to be a Soviet citizen to participate in...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 2nd July 2015, 05:20
Replies: 319
Views: 7,729
Posted By Ismail
In the debate with the Trotskyists "one clique"...

In the debate with the Trotskyists "one clique" represented the interests of the vast majority of the party. The debate lasted for about four years (1923-27) and concerned fundamental questions of...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 2nd July 2015, 04:01
Replies: 319
Views: 7,729
Posted By Ismail
To put it more precisely, 96% of Soviet citizens...

To put it more precisely, 96% of Soviet citizens had the ability to vote or hold office as of 1931 (Webbs, Soviet Communism Vol. I, 1936, p. 20.)
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 2nd July 2015, 02:13
Replies: 319
Views: 7,729
Posted By Ismail
After the revolution certain classes and strata...

After the revolution certain classes and strata of society were disqualified from voting or holding office: persons employing hired labor, persons living on unearned (e.g. from interest or profiting...
Forum: Opposing Ideologies 2nd July 2015, 01:24
Replies: 319
Views: 7,729
Posted By Ismail
Leninism isn't about "Lenin's own conception of...

Leninism isn't about "Lenin's own conception of socialism." His conception of socialism was fundamentally the same as that of Marx and Engels, as is obvious from reading The State and Revolution.
...
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