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Murica!
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« on: December 22, 2014, 11:25:10 pm »

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Earnest Hemingway. And Yes I somehow haven't read it yet.
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2015, 11:52:08 am »

I have not, but I have to concur. As far as Marxist writers go, Trotsky was probably the most readable, which probably stems from his stint (IIRC) as a journalist. After that, I'd say the next most readable is Engels, followed by Lenin, and Marx at the absolute bottom, lol. Stalin is accessible, but vapid and has literally no grasp of theory, so I won't dignify him with a ranking. (Although that might be my Trotskyite prejudices shining through Wink)

Trotsky was more than 'readable', he was a brilliant writer and brilliant man.  he was more of a complete human being than Lenin or Stalin.  Karl Kautsky is another interesting figure who wrote on diverse subjects.  he was open to ideological and personal evolution and died as something of a Tolstoyan pacifist.
Stalin was human?!
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015, 03:19:41 pm »
« Edited: February 09, 2015, 03:22:52 pm by Murica! »

About to start reading The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov.
Also about to read Engeles' Anti-Dühring.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2015, 11:26:19 pm »

I just read The Kronstadt Rebellion by Alexander Berkman, great read that I very much recommend to my Bolshevist friends TNF and Snowstalker.


And the link:
https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/berkman/1922/kronstadt-rebellion/index.htm
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2015, 09:24:49 am »

I'll definitely look into it. At the same time, I would recommend Trotsky's Hue and Cry over Krondstadt, which explains that the rebellion was not a move to save the revolution from Bolshevik overreach, but actually a reactionary peasant uprising backed by the White Army.
I'll definitely read it, but it sounds hilarious.
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2015, 09:43:21 am »

I was right, it was pure propaganda against the the sailors of Kronstadt with out an actual argument other then the typical Bolshevik "Their Petty bourgeois Counter-revolutionaries!" and "If we let the Soviets be free, then they'll destroy themselves!".
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