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Imagine: Living in a Socialist U.S.A. by Frances Goldin

By Frances Goldin

The polar ice caps are melting, hurricanes and droughts ravish the planet, and the earth's inhabitants is threatened by means of catastrophic weather switch. thousands of yankee jobs were despatched in a foreign country and are not coming again. younger African-American males make up nearly all of America's felony inhabitants. half the yankee inhabitants are terrible or close to terrible, dwelling precariously at the breaking point, whereas the head one percentage personal up to the ground 80. executive police-state spying on its voters is pervasive. therefore, as former President Jimmy Carter has stated, "we don't have any functioning democracy."

Imagine: residing In a Socialist U.S.A., edited by means of Francis Goldin, Debby Smith, and Michael Steven Smith, is instantaneously an indictment of yank capitalism because the root explanation for our spreading dystopia and a cri de coeur for what lifestyles can be like within the usa if we had monetary in addition to a true political democracy. This anthology positive factors essays via innovative thinkers, activists, and artists—including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, civil rights activist Angela Davis, incarcerated journalist Mumia Abu Jamal, and economist Rick Wolff— addressing a variety of features of a brand new society and, crucially, the right way to get from the place we're now to the place we wish to be, dwelling in a society that's really reasonable and just.

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Working class politics in the German Revolution : Richard by Ralf Hoffrogge, Joseph B Keady, Radhika Desai

By Ralf Hoffrogge, Joseph B Keady, Radhika Desai

Richard Müller, a number one determine of the German Revolution in 1918, is totally unknown at the present time. because the operator and unionist who represented Berlin’s metalworkers, he used to be major organiser of the ‘Revolutionary Stewards,’ a clandestine community that organised a sequence of mass moves among 1916 and 1918. With powerful aid within the factories, the progressive Stewards have been the driver of the Revolution. through telling Müller's tale, this research provides a truly diversified account of the progressive delivery of the Weimar Republic. utilizing new archival assets and leaving behind the conventional specialize in the background of political events, Ralf Hoffrogge zooms in on operating category politics at the store ground and its contribution to social change.

First released in German via Karl Dietz Verlag as Richard Müller - Der Mann hinter der Novemberrevolution, Berlin, 2008, this English version used to be thoroughly revised for the English talking viewers and includes new resources and up to date literature

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Anarchy as Order: The History and Future of Civic Humanity by Mohammed A. Bamyeh

By Mohammed A. Bamyeh

This unique and impressively researched ebook explores the concept that of anarchy__unimposed order__as the main humane and reliable kind of order in a chaotic global. Mohammed A. Bamyeh strains the old foundations of anarchy and convincingly offers it in its place to either tyranny and democracy. He exhibits how anarchy is the easiest manifestation of civic order, of a fit civil society, and of humanity's noblest attributes. the writer contends that humanity prospers on self-regulation instead of imposed order, that giant structures are inherently extra liable to tyranny than small structures, that strength is the enemy of freedom, and that freedom and group are complementary instead of opposing values. He concludes extra rational global is produced no longer through delegated representatives yet by means of direct participation in universal affairs. Bamyeh bargains a concise philosophy of anarchy within the context of battle, civil society, international order, reports of freedom, unity, the evolution of recent states, and tax structures. He distinguishes anarchy from extra favourite methods of considering the connection among kingdom and society that spotlight the significance of strength and keep watch over for social order. extra, he argues that the need for specialist suggestions or social collaboration in a few parts of universal public lifestyles doesn't require such components to be run through a grand, overarching, or consultant kingdom. A cogent and compelling critique of the trendy kingdom, this provocative e-book clarifies how anarchy can be either a consultant for rational social order and a technology of humanity.

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Karl Marx's Theory of Ideas by John Torrance

By John Torrance

Karl Marx's writings comprise, in addition to financial research and the political thought of progressive communism, an influential sociology of rules, explaining how social lifestyles shapes and distorts people's principles and ideology. This ebook offers a clean severe examine of this thought, developing what Marx did and didn't say, and distinguishing the extra clinical components of his idea from those who have been overly inspired by way of his innovative goals. the writer argues that Marx's personal conception of rules can play a massive function in explaining the next degeneration of Marxist proposal itself.

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The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, by Gregory S. Taylor

By Gregory S. Taylor

“Gives larger intensity to our figuring out of individuals within the Communist celebration, and particularly of these who left and gave testimony opposed to their former comrades.”—Robert Korstad, writer of Civil Rights Unionism


“A great addition to the old literature on American anticommunism.”—Jeff Woods, writer of Black fight, crimson Scare


“Incisive, provocative, considerate, jargon-free, an outstanding learn. A balanced understandable account that weaves jointly Crouch’s lifestyles and his era’s advanced, careworn political history.”—Daniel Leab, writer of I was once a Communist for the FBI: The existence and unsatisfied instances of Matt Cvetic


Paul Crouch (1903–1955) was once a naïve, ill-educated recruit who came across a kin, a livelihood, and a bigger romantic reason within the Communist occasion. He spent greater than fifteen years organizing American staff, assembly with Soviet leaders, and attempting to infiltrate the U.S. army with Communist infantrymen. As public perceptions of Communism shifted after WWII, Crouch’s monetary mess ups, greed, and wish for status morphed him right into a vehement ideologue for the anti-Communist movement.

During 5 years as a paid govt informer, he named Robert Oppenheimer, Charlie Chaplin, and so forth as Communists, asserted that the Communist conspiracy had reached the very doorsteps of the White residence, and claimed the civil rights stream was once Communist encouraged. In 1954, a lot of Crouch’s testimony used to be uncovered as perjury, yet he remained defiant to the end.

How, and why, one individual—once often called the main harmful guy in America—could turn into a faithful foot soldier on each side of the chilly warfare ideological divide is the topic of this attention-grabbing, incisive biography.

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Sino-Soviet Dialogue on the Problem of War by John Yin (auth.)

By John Yin (auth.)

The writer has spent upwards of ten years in engaged on this publication. His aim is to explain the army point of the Moscow-Peking discussion which has now not but obtained its deserved remedy. The apogee of that discussion turns out to were handed towards the tip of the guideline of Khrushchev. but the Vietnam warfare spawns clean rivalry. Our hide­ age will span the improvement from I956 to the current. the start of the dispute in regards to the origins of warfare commonly is taken up within the first chapters. the subsequent 3 chapters talk about the different kinds of battle with the body of reference set in what now seems to be a quondam period. however the precept variations among the disputants are only as extraordinary this present day as they have been then. The penultimate bankruptcy is just a little vast in scope on the way to care for the bigger and extra intensely sour polemics evolving after Khrushchev left place of work. there were many new and startling perspectives held by way of each side on account that then, perspectives splitting them poles aside. Omi­ nously at factor now's the query of Sino-Soviet peaceable coexistence. Our paintings, evidently, can't wait until eventually that query is spoke back to be comprehensive. the ultimate bankruptcy concludes our research. to jot down of topics as dynamic as this one is a problem simply because they're present affairs. because of the quick swap of occasions, no faster is our typescript placed to press than it wishes a revision.

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