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    I might add China 1923-27, China 1949, Spain...

    I might add China 1923-27, China 1949, Spain 1936,France 1968.
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    Of course Tsipras is a left reformist....

    Of course Tsipras is a left reformist. But...Syriza is not like New Democracy or PASOK-they have different social forces behind them.It would be a very good thing if SYRIZA iselected. If Syriza does...
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    If SYRIZA wins the Greek election, now scheduled...

    If SYRIZA wins the Greek election, now scheduled for 25 January, I think revolution is likely.Yes, SYRIZA has moved to the right and they are certain to dissapoint their supporters but the election...
  4. What about people who have felt hiustorically...

    What about people who have felt hiustorically oppressed based on language, ethnicity, religion, or other markers of community?Oppression of course is ukltimately class based but it isn't always...
  5. First the "national question" cam be very...

    First the "national question" cam be very complicated and there has been a huge amount of debate on this.National liberation movements have been and are problematical. They have a tendency to be...
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    Its a series of demands which, in and of...

    Its a series of demands which, in and of themselves might not create socialism, but are designed to increase class consciousness and create a bridge to the socialist transformation of society.
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  7. Poll: Lenin, Trotsky, Eugene Debs and Freddy Engels...

    Lenin, Trotsky, Eugene Debs and Freddy Engels would beg to differ. Its true that its not possible to "elect" socialism, but on the other hand political campaigns can be an important tool for workers...
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    To the OP..I fully understand your alienation and...

    To the OP..I fully understand your alienation and hatred of US society..I feel the same way myself. I have felt much more at home and was much happier during times I've lived outside the US. I don't...
  9. Eric Foner is a Marxist known for writing on this...

    Eric Foner is a Marxist known for writing on this period, although he concentrates more on the Reconstruction period.

    Marx himself wrote about the US Civil War, which he followed very closely.
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  10. Well, I wasn't blaming homophobia on latent...

    Well, I wasn't blaming homophobia on latent homosexuality, I was blaming it on society's surppression of homosexuality and an individuals internalization of this and reaction to it. Blaming...
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    What is communization theory?

    What is communization theory? Though a superficial look I got the impression that its a highly intellectualized version o roffshoot of left communism

    What does communization theory seek to do...
  12. Fred Phelps about to meet his maker...

    Fred Phelps, the founder and leader of the extremist homophobic cult, the Westboro Baptist Church is on death's doorstep.I don't know the reason but apparently he was excommunicated from his own cult...
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    Well, this is a bit of a strawman argument.Just...

    Well, this is a bit of a strawman argument.Just because other mythico-historical figures are given a free pass as to their existence still doesn't lend credence as to the existence of the historical...
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    The Gnostoc Gospels by Elaine Pagels is an...

    The Gnostoc Gospels by Elaine Pagels is an interesting read. There were a zillion different accounts of the life of Jesus, many had major differences with the biblical story. It was largely a matter...
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    Back to the OP.. In my understanding there is...

    Back to the OP..

    In my understanding there is no evidence or record of the historical Jesus outside of the bible. There are three historians who are thought to have mentioned Jesus..Flavuis...
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    For what its worth... ...

    For what its worth...


    http://marxmyths.org/terrell-carver/article.htm
  17. Its very accessible, not written as academic...

    Its very accessible, not written as academic history but almost as a Jack London adventure series.I though it was a fun, exciting read, not a mish mash of academic point scoring which unfortunately...
  18. I thought Deutscher's bio is one of the most...

    I thought Deutscher's bio is one of the most exciting book(s) I've ever read. Its controversial among Trotskyists actually, many Trots hate Deutscher. While a Trotskyist himself, Deutscher thought...
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    Capitalism in the developed would is simply...

    Capitalism in the developed would is simply displacing its crisis. In plain terms a"developing world" bubble has been created by the US Fed's and other central banks qualitative easing.The bubble...
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    According to Louis Proyect (a somewhat embittered...

    According to Louis Proyect (a somewhat embittered ex-member), the SWP is dwindling and is down to several dozen mostly very elderly members. From what I've seen much of their active membership are...
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    Maybe this has been said before.. The PLP...

    Maybe this has been said before..

    The PLP believes in an immediate transition to full communism, with no intermediate "socialist stage" They believe that what went wrong with the SU, Eastern Bloc...
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    A strange idea..

    An idea I've been thinking about for a while. People may laugh, this may be shot down, but here goes.

    Everything I've been reading indicates that if the current rae of CO2 emissions isn't...
  23. The classics (some of these repeats what others...

    The classics (some of these repeats what others have said)

    The Communist Manifesto Marx/Engels

    Wage, Labor and Capital Marx covers the basic economics of Marx.

    Origin of The Family,...
  24. While Phil Robertson's homophobia is deplorable...

    While Phil Robertson's homophobia is deplorable and he should be taken for task for it, I strongly suspect the whole "controversy" , like that around Miley Cyrus "twerking" has been staged to boost...
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    This is largely true. The Sparts, in theory are...

    This is largely true. The Sparts, in theory are "orthodox Trotskyists". As I understand they do disagree with Trotsky on the "Military Transitional Program", stuff Trotsky wrote concerning the...
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