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Title is self explanatory. Included in ebook format are:
In the first folder (178.24 MB) you’ll find:
- China’s Economy and the Maoist Strategy
- Fanshen: A Documentary of Revolution in a Chinese Village
- Shenfan: The Continuing Revolution in a Chinese Village
- The Great Reversal: The Privatization of China, 1978-1989
- Through a Glass Darkly: American Views of the Chinese Revolution
- Turning Point in China: An Essay on the Cultural Revolution
- In Praise of the Maoist Economic Planning: Living Standards and Economic Development in Sichuan since 1931
- Mao Zedong: A Political and Intellectual Portrait
In the second folder (194.78 MB) you’ll find:
- Mao’s China and After: A History of the People’s Republic
- Marxism, Maoism, and Utopianism: Eight Essays
- The Battle for China’s Past: Mao and the Cultural Revolution
- The Thought of Mao Tse-Tung
- The Transformation of Chinese Socialism
- Mao Zedong on Dialectical Materialism: Writings on Philosophy, 1937
- Selected Readings from the Works of Mao Tse-Tung
- The Wisdom of Mao Tse-Tung
- Was Mao Really a Monster?: The Academic Response to Chang and Halliday’s “Mao: The Unknown Story”
- Wind in the Tower: Mao Tse-Tung and the Chinese Revolution, 1949-75
Me. Doing weird poses.
The reason why anarchist and Marxist social analysis uses class position as an indicator of freedom is because people cannot be considered “liberated” when the material arrangement of their lives are insecure. Freedom has a fundamentally material basis: freedom means having control over the…
I can’t wait for the next election year when all the self-professed socialists, anarchists, and radicals on tumblr will urge everyone to vote for whoever the Democratic Party candidate is. 2012 was awesome
this year’s an election year
every year is an election year if you believe
I don’t think you can understand social injustices without a coherent class analysis, because liberal social justice often views society as classless, with the only divisions being those of social identity. In that, there is this “public realm” where all classes mingle and are oppressed by identity, when in reality there is no “public” because class divisions don’t disappear in the public realm.
The truth of the matter is that—by an exorbitant paradox—I never stop believing that I am loved. I hallucinate what I desire. Each wound proceeds less from a doubt than from a betrayal: for only the one who loves can betray, only the one who believes himself loved can be jealous: that the other, episodically, should fail in his being, which is to love me —that is the origin of all my woes. A delirium, however, does not exist unless one wakens from it(there are only retrospective deliriums): one day, I realize what has happened to me: I thought I was suffering from not being loved, and yet it is because I thought I was loved that I was suffering; I lived in the complication of supposing myself simultaneously loved and abandoned. Anyone hearing my intimate language would have had to exclaim, as of a difficult child: But after all, what does he want?
The American collegiate system in one gif set
(this is what i mean when i’m sayin that the sections of the working class that went to college see themselves as entitled to entry into the bourgeoisie and is thus thoroughly unrevolutionary)
After watching all the “You know you’re Filipino when..” videos on Youtube, I suddenly stumbled upon this ongoing and decades long debate on FOBs and whitewashed Filipinos abroad (especially in the US). And distinguishing them from “real” Filipinos or whatnot. I’d love to step in but man, there’s no easy single way to define a Filipino but from their experience with Filipino cultural identity. Ethnicity and whatnot are all mostly pretty blurred and mixed up, unless we talk about indigenous tribes in the Philippines, and they are very different from what most folks from the cities would call “Filipino culture”
Hi there Pugsy!! :))
Such a conception of power in the modern world seems to leave little space for agency or resistance from those subject to it; this is one of the most common critiques of Foucault coming from the left. People, according to Jurgen Habermas’ interpretation of Foucault, are merely “individual copies that are mechanically punched out”. However Foucault is not so pessimistic and does not have an exclusively negative definition of power. Power for him is simply the ability to create change in society or in the behaviour of individuals, be it positive or negative.
Power is then everywhere, in every relationship; we are constantly subjecting it and being objects of it. Take for example a male worker. He is obviously an object of his boss’s power; but if he joins a union and goes on strike, he subjects his boss to the collective power he and his co-workers possess. If the union bureaucracy then calls off the strike against his wishes, he is now an object of their power. Now let’s say he is the sole breadwinner of a traditional family but he drinks a good portion of his wages; he has then subjected his family to his power as patriarch in a patriarchal world.
That power comes from multiple sources means there must be multiple sources of resistance – in contrast to the Marxist-Leninist conception of power as emanating from one source, capital, with all other struggles secondary to, or a product of, that primary battle. If one fails to tackle the multiple sources of power, “one risks allowing them to continue to exist; and to see this class power reconstitute itself even after an apparent revolutionary process”.
This forms the basis of Foucault’s objection to vanguardism; instead he argues for many struggles by “women, prisoners, conscripted soldiers, hospital patients, and homosexuals against the particularised power, the constraints and controls, that are exerted over them…these movements are linked to the revolutionary movement of the proletariat to the extent that they fight against the controls and constraints which serve the same system of power.”
This may come as a shock to libertarian douchebros, but we don’t dumpster dive in order to curtail fascism. We do, however, because for economic or moral reasons we don’t want to participate in an exploitative capitalist system. We are under no illusion that small personal…
This is exactly what I’m talking about. I don’t buy coke because they fund Israeli apartheid. I guess there’s no point because the Palestinian people are gonna be displaced anyway.
you are the definition of liberal omfg. The Coca-Cola company isn’t going to suddenly…