Marxist reading thread

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Marxist reading thread

Post by MarxBro » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:03 am

Hello all, this forum is pretty slow but I thought I'd liven it up with some posts about whatever communist texts I'm reading atm. I want this to be a very chill and relaxed thread, so all tendencies of communism are welcome!

Currently I am reading this:

https://www.marxists.org/archive/hill-c ... /index.htm

But I'm a bit hungover so I'm not sure how much I'm really taking in!

Raininginsanity
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Re: Marxist reading thread

Post by Raininginsanity » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:58 am

I'd actually like to know what kind of socialist you consider yourself. There's so many flavors that I can't challenge you without knowing at least the basics of your own beliefs.

MarxBro

Re: Marxist reading thread

Post by MarxBro » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:04 am

Hi Raininginsanity, I don't commit to one specific ideology too heavily, but I'd consider myself a Marxist-Leninist with some interest in Maoism and Hoxhaism. I didn't really envisage this thread as a combative one where people supposedly "challenge" each other - but rather a relaxed thread where we discuss our current readings. What socialist text are you currently studying?

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Re: Marxist reading thread

Post by Raininginsanity » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:01 pm

Ah, sorry. Don't mean to derail the thread.

The only thing I've read recently was scotts book review of Red Plenty. It definitely redeemed socialism a bit in my eyes. I think it's possible that some day, some form of socialism might be capable, just not yet. It's an interesting ideaology though.

MarxBro

Re: Marxist reading thread

Post by MarxBro » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:49 am

Raininginsanity wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:01 pm
Ah, sorry. Don't mean to derail the thread.

The only thing I've read recently was scotts book review of Red Plenty. It definitely redeemed socialism a bit in my eyes. I think it's possible that some day, some form of socialism might be capable, just not yet. It's an interesting ideaology though.
I sorta of had similar thoughts as I went deeper into socialist politics. Reading something like Fidel Castro's autobiography and realizing "Oh, this is actually a very smart and competent man" is an interesting experience.

MarxBro

Re: Marxist reading thread

Post by MarxBro » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:45 am

Raininginsanity wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:01 pm
The only thing I've read recently was scotts book review of Red Plenty. It definitely redeemed socialism a bit in my eyes. I think it's possible that some day, some form of socialism might be capable, just not yet. It's an interesting ideaology though.
Actually, I just remembered the guy I linked in the OP (Christopher Hill) also wrote a good short book called "Lenin and the Russian Revolution" if you wanna read some stuff on the USSR its a good place to start. Also highly recommend anything by E.H. Carr.


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