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Forum: Politics Today, 00:06
Replies: 39
Views: 2,284
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 Yesterday, 22:24
Replies: 39
Views: 2,284
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: 39
Views: 2,284
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: 39
Views: 2,284
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: 737
Views: 32,976
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: 2,281
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: 2,281
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: 2,281
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: 26
Views: 2,589
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: 737
Views: 32,976
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: 26
Views: 2,589
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: 2,281
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: 2,281
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: 2,281
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: 2,281
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: 642
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: 2,281
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...
Forum: Literature & Films 5th August 2014, 21:09
Replies: 11
Views: 1,604
Posted By Ismail
I scanned On Culture and Cultural Revolution, a...

I scanned On Culture and Cultural Revolution, a compilation of Lenin's writings on the subject. It can be found in the link in the first post.

Tomorrow I will scan two more Lenin compilations: On...
Forum: Websites 4th August 2014, 20:54
Replies: 10
Views: 3,423
Posted By Ismail
The game is still ongoing, it's currently 1958...

The game is still ongoing, it's currently 1958 and the USA is open (as of this post anyway.)
Forum: History 23rd July 2014, 22:53
Replies: 29
Views: 1,422
Posted By Ismail
I didn't ask about Allen's book. The last book I...

I didn't ask about Allen's book. The last book I asked if I could scan was a 1947 biography of Joseph Weydemeyer, which I intend to get in the near future alongside the work by Francis Franklin...
Forum: History 23rd July 2014, 22:47
Replies: 29
Views: 1,422
Posted By Ismail
I contacted International Publishers, which it...

I contacted International Publishers, which it turns out means contacting their President, Betty Smith. She gave me permission to scan the books I've scanned thus far.

I did not get permission to...
Forum: History 23rd July 2014, 22:40
Replies: 29
Views: 1,422
Posted By Ismail
I don't have permission to scan Allen's work, nor...

I don't have permission to scan Allen's work, nor do I own it although it is available used at a cheap price. I might ask about it next year.

I own another book that was originally published by IP...
Forum: History 23rd July 2014, 22:27
Replies: 29
Views: 1,422
Posted By Ismail
Try downloading them from here: click...

Try downloading them from here: click (https://archive.org/search.php?query=uploader%3A%22kocotosi%40gmail.com%22&sort=-publicdate).
Forum: History 23rd July 2014, 22:20
Replies: 29
Views: 1,422
Posted By Ismail
Mitchell's article was the one I mentioned, since...

Mitchell's article was the one I mentioned, since I searched JSTOR, which is the only academic source I have access to through others. I can't locate Handlin's review. As for Williamson...
Forum: History 23rd July 2014, 08:17
Replies: 29
Views: 1,422
Posted By Ismail
The title seems fine to me, considering that it's...

The title seems fine to me, considering that it's meant to imply the origins of American capitalism.

Can you give examples? I can only find a single, short review...
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