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Forum: Introductions 29th May 2015, 19:00
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Ismail
DPRK historiography is... different. It credits...

DPRK historiography is... different. It credits Kim Il Sung with founding the first "real" communist group in Korea (at the age of 14, no less), of valiantly defying "dogmatic" Comintern instructions...
Forum: Politics 29th May 2015, 12:50
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Ismail
Especially since Gaddafi was avowedly...

Especially since Gaddafi was avowedly anti-Marxist and imprisoned communists. His "socialism" borrowed from the Titoite system of "self-management" as well.

As Hoxha wrote: "As is known, in 1969...
Forum: Introductions 29th May 2015, 12:04
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Ismail
I find it weird how in all the years the Korean...

I find it weird how in all the years the Korean Friendship Association has existed, there's never been an effort to scan Kim Il Sung's collected works (which do exist in English) or even compilations...
Forum: Politics 28th May 2015, 12:07
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Ismail
It's pretty well known that the Islamist...

It's pretty well known that the Islamist movements of the 1950s-80s were encouraged by the West as a reaction against growing communist and nationalist movements in the third world. I could give...
Forum: Economics 26th May 2015, 19:18
Replies: 0
Views: 45
Posted By Ismail
"A Science in Its Youth: Pre-Marxian Political Economy" (1975 Soviet work, PDF)

http://bookzz.org/book/2166997/cf0a47

Besides a general discussion of (as the book title says) pre-Marxian political economy, it discusses in particular the theories of Petty, Boisguillebert, John...
Forum: Literature & Films 25th May 2015, 16:10
Replies: 0
Views: 47
Posted By Ismail
"Peaceful Coexistence" (1955 CPGB work, PDF)

https://archive.org/details/PeacefulCoexistence

The author, Andrew Rothstein, wrote two other books I've scanned in the past, Man and Plan in Soviet Economy...
Forum: Plastic & Graphic arts 25th May 2015, 04:37
Replies: 42
Views: 1,548
Posted By Ismail
Hoxha's issue with the Soviet revisionists wasn't...

Hoxha's issue with the Soviet revisionists wasn't because of "Russia" or whatever. It was because of the fact they were revisionists, and that they reversed the Marxist-Leninist foreign policy course...
Forum: Politics 24th May 2015, 09:02
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Ismail
The Soviets under Lenin and Stalin supported the...

The Soviets under Lenin and Stalin supported the Albanian national movement in Yugoslavia. This was also reflected in the policies and program of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia well into WWII....
Forum: Literature & Films 13th May 2015, 17:21
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Ismail
Perhaps they exist in the Albanian language, but...

Perhaps they exist in the Albanian language, but none are online.

As for the Vietnam book, I noticed it actually mentions John McCain (future US Senator and Republican Presidential candidate in...
Forum: Literature & Films 13th May 2015, 13:02
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Ismail
"The Vietnam Story" (1972 illustrated Soviet work, PDF)

https://archive.org/details/TheVietnamStory

Scanned by a person I know. As you might imagine it's about the Vietnam War. As you also might imagine it takes a pretty negative attitude towards the...
Forum: Learning 7th May 2015, 19:49
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By Ismail
There was no formal position he held recognizing...

There was no formal position he held recognizing him as "ruler" of the party by virtue of holding that position (the same could be said about Stalin), but he was clearly recognized as its de facto...
Forum: Literature & Films 7th May 2015, 00:59
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By Ismail
"Man and Plan in Soviet Economy" (1948 CPGB book, PDF)

https://archive.org/details/ManAndPlanInSovietEconomy

Yet another book I've scanned. The author, Andrew Rothstein, was one of the founders of the Communist Party of Great Britain and an authority...
Forum: Discrimination 2nd May 2015, 02:57
Replies: 23
Views: 2,829
Posted By Ismail
As far as I know /r/communism is basically Maoist...

As far as I know /r/communism is basically Maoist in orientation, so I doubt they would care to cite books from the Soviet revisionist period which, far from claiming Stalin was "incapable" of...
Forum: Plastic & Graphic arts 1st May 2015, 08:02
Replies: 42
Views: 1,548
Posted By Ismail
http://srv.latostadora.com/designall.dll/enver_hox...

http://srv.latostadora.com/designall.dll/enver_hoxha_working_class_hero--i:1356233546290135623015.jpg
Forum: Literature & Films 30th April 2015, 10:29
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By Ismail
"How Socialism Began: Russia under Lenin's Leadership" (1977 Soviet book, PDF)

https://archive.org/details/HowSocialismBegan

Scanned by me.
Forum: Literature & Films 28th April 2015, 16:01
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Ismail
I PMed him asking if the issue was technical. ...

I PMed him asking if the issue was technical.
First time I've gotten that complaint. It shows just fine for everyone else I've asked.

Anyway, the author of this work also wrote another one a year...
Forum: Literature & Films 28th April 2015, 01:01
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Ismail
"Quite Right, Mr. Trotsky!" (1985 anti-Trotskyist polemic, PDF)

https://archive.org/details/QuiteRightMrTrotsky

I scanned it since... it exists. The author was a member of the New Communist Party, which was a "hardline" split from the CPGB in the late 70s over...
Forum: Introductions 17th April 2015, 20:58
Replies: 33
Views: 2,499
Posted By Ismail
I don't see how that changes anything. A...

I don't see how that changes anything. A confederation between Scotland, Britanny and Galicia still makes no sense and there is still no basis for any sort of exclusive political entity encompassing...
Forum: Introductions 17th April 2015, 16:19
Replies: 33
Views: 2,499
Posted By Ismail
That certainly isn't the Marxist-Leninist...

That certainly isn't the Marxist-Leninist definition of nationalism. I know in Yugoslavia "Muslims" were proclaimed a nation, which is a good example of the anti-Marxist nature of the Titoite regime,...
Forum: Introductions 17th April 2015, 13:53
Replies: 33
Views: 2,499
Posted By Ismail
Pan-"insert ethnic/cultural/religious group here"...

Pan-"insert ethnic/cultural/religious group here" types generally have an antagonistic attitude towards Marxism-Leninism. Case in point, the right-wing Tatar "communist" Sultan-Galiev called for a...
Forum: Learning 15th April 2015, 21:08
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By Ismail
Why would socialists focus on winning a majority...

Why would socialists focus on winning a majority of seats in a legislature just so they could demand its abolition along with the rest of the bourgeois state apparatus? How would the workers be...
Forum: Learning 15th April 2015, 16:10
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By Ismail
Except the whole point of reformism is to disarm...

Except the whole point of reformism is to disarm workers ideologically, to tell them that they can always simply appeal to the bourgeois state to make their lot in life "better." And how else would...
Forum: Learning 14th April 2015, 22:26
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By Ismail
Communists can participate in elections under...

Communists can participate in elections under certain circumstances. The Bolsheviks certainly did in the case of the blatantly rigged Tsarist Duma...
Forum: Literature & Films 14th April 2015, 22:14
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By Ismail
When your life's work consists in not only...

When your life's work consists in not only elucidating economics, philosophy, history, etc., but also agitating and convincing people that your position on ideological, organizational and other...
Forum: Literature & Films 14th April 2015, 17:20
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By Ismail
The Collected Works the English-speaking world is...

The Collected Works the English-speaking world is aware of comprise 50 volumes. The anticipated Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (aka MEGA) is expected to require more than 120 volumes.

This isn't a...
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