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Vietnam: Anatomy of a Peace by Gabriel Kolko

Vietnam: Anatomy of a Peace by Gabriel Kolko

By Gabriel Kolko

Vietnam has skilled large political and fiscal improvement because the conflict. In Anatomy of a Peace, Gabriel Kolko appears to be like on the major monetary levels the Communist occasion has embarked upon on account that 1986 and descriptions the transition to nascent capitalism. He additionally explores Vietnam's kin to its neighbours and the united states within the gentle of social and mental nationwide gains. in accordance with broad learn and over 30 years first hand adventure, Anatomy of a Peace is a well timed exam of contemporary historical past and constructing economies in Asia. Gabriel Kolko argues that neither an intentional socialist or industry approach have decided fresh Vietnamese background and, in reality, the Communist occasion has little keep watch over over improvement in the course of peace time.

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Postsocialist Cinema in Post-Mao China: The Cultural by Chris Berry

Postsocialist Cinema in Post-Mao China: The Cultural by Chris Berry

By Chris Berry

This booklet argues that the elemental shift in chinese language Cinema clear of Socialism and in the direction of Post-Socialism might be positioned ahead of the emergence of the "Fifth iteration" within the mid-eighties whilst it is often assumed to have occured. by means of shut research of movies from the 1949-1976 Maoist period compared to 1976-81 movies representing the Cultural Revolution, it demonstrates that the latter already breaks clear of Socialism.

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A dictionary of thought by Marx, Karl; Runes, Dagobert D

A dictionary of thought by Marx, Karl; Runes, Dagobert D

By Marx, Karl; Runes, Dagobert D

This dictionary, from the pen of the well known thinker Dagobert D. Runes, is accessible as an try to outline the borderlines of human pondering and human morality. In 152 pages prepared alphabetically, Dr. Runes has created a dictionary of his personal philosophical musings listed via evocative phrases. every one observe is via as much as numerous unmarried sentence aphorisms and infrequently a quick essay. As a collection, Read more...

summary: This dictionary, from the pen of the well known thinker Dagobert D. Runes, is out there as an try to outline the borderlines of human considering and human morality. In 152 pages equipped alphabetically, Dr. Runes has created a dictionary of his personal philosophical musings listed by means of evocative phrases. each one be aware is via as much as a number of unmarried sentence aphorisms and infrequently a quick essay. As a set, they hide a very huge variety of issues. In his look for genuine verities and real humanity, he's taking the reader on an hard thought-provoking voyage throughout the depths of the brain. this sort of soul-searching philosophy, unburdened through conventional demeanour and terminology, is typically baffling, often of depression personality, yet more often than not attention-grabbing and encouraging

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Communism in the 21st Century [3 volumes] by Shannon Kurt Brincat

Communism in the 21st Century [3 volumes] by Shannon Kurt Brincat

By Shannon Kurt Brincat

A compelling three-volume exploration of the philosophical, social, and political points of the speculation and perform of communism in the stipulations of 21st-century international politics and overdue capitalism.

• offers viewpoints from prime Marxist philosophers, economists, and historians along these from specialists severe of communist rules to supply a balanced, varied assortment on smooth communism

• Re-examines tested debates inside of communist and radical politics to teach how those discussions were reconfigured to how communism is at the moment located in global politics and should increase within the future

• Explores Marx's imaginative and prescient from quite a few interpretive backgrounds, together with the socialist, monetary, humanist, cosmopolitan, post-modern, feminist, environmental, and cultural, to interact a large readership: scholars, teachers, activists, and laypersons

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Lithuanian social democracy in perspective, 1893-1914 by Leonas Sabaliunas

Lithuanian social democracy in perspective, 1893-1914 by Leonas Sabaliunas

By Leonas Sabaliunas

Lithuanian Social Democracy in Perspective is the 1st ebook in any Western language on Lithuanian Social Democracy. during this paintings Leonas Sabaliunas reviews the clash among and convergence of socialism and nationalism in pre-1914 Lithuania. He analyzes the interaction of ideological priorities through looking at the operations of Marxist political events, emphasizing the origins, improvement, and achievements of the Social Democratic celebration of Lithuania.
But Sabaliunas additionally considers such companions and competitors because the Jewish Bund, the Polish Socialist occasion, the Social Democracy of the dominion of Poland and Lithuania, and the Russian Social Democratic exertions celebration. He makes a speciality of the looks of socialist events on the neighborhood point, the politics of assertive habit through the Russian Revolution of 1905–1906, the character of interparty family, and efforts to advertise celebration cohesion. specifically, he investigates the projected dating among Russia and its topic nationalities—a cardinal drawback this day because the Baltic peoples try and distance themselves from their Russian neighbors.
Sabaliunas clarifies present monstrous Lithuanian competition to Moscow and to its model of socialism. He stresses that during Lithuania the socialist move from the start not just sought ideas to social and monetary difficulties but additionally addressed problems with ethnic and nationwide curiosity, specifically the query of nationwide sovereignty.

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Friedrich Engels and Marxian Political Economy by Samuel Hollander

Friedrich Engels and Marxian Political Economy by Samuel Hollander

By Samuel Hollander

This booklet rejects the widely encountered belief of Friedrich Engels as perpetuator of a "tragic deception" of Marx, and the both continual physique of opinion treating him as "his master's voice". Engels's declare to popularity is strengthened by means of a superb contribution within the 1840s to the very foundations of the Marxian company, a contribution entailing not just the "vision" yet the various construction blocks within the understanding of that imaginative and prescient. as a result, he proved himself to be a cosmopolitan interpreter of the doctrine of ancient materialism and an enormous contributor in his personal correct. This quantity serves as a significant other to Samuel Hollander's The Economics of Karl Marx (Cambridge college Press, 2008).

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The Contested Country: Yugoslav Unity and Communist by Aleksa Djilas

The Contested Country: Yugoslav Unity and Communist by Aleksa Djilas

By Aleksa Djilas

Released amid the unraveling of the second one Yugoslavia, The Contested state lays naked the roots of the belief of Yugoslav unity--its clash with the Croatian and Serbian nationwide ideologies and its unusual alliance with liberal and revolutionary, particularly Communist, ideologies.

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Anarchism and Authority: A Philosophical Introduction to by Paul McLaughlin

Anarchism and Authority: A Philosophical Introduction to by Paul McLaughlin

By Paul McLaughlin

Interpreting the political concept of anarchism from a philosophical and historic point of view, Paul McLaughlin relates anarchism to the basic moral and political challenge of authority. The ebook will pay specific awareness to the authority of the kingdom and the anarchist rejection of all conventional claims made for the legitimacy of kingdom authority, the writer either explaining and protecting the imperative tenets of the anarchist critique of the state.The founding works of anarchist concept, by means of Godwin, Proudhon and Stirner, are explored and anarchism is tested in its ancient context, together with the impression of such occasions because the Enlightenment and the French Revolution on anarchist suggestion. ultimately, the main theoretical advancements of anarchism from the late-nineteenth century to the current are summarized and evaluated.This ebook is either a hugely readable account of the improvement of anarchist considering and a lucid and well-reasoned defence of the anarchist philosophy.

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