The Left: Robespierre did nothing wrong

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  1. J.R. Bob Dobbs

    J.R. Bob Dobbs Fan of: Firing Coaches, Cutting Players

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    Anthropological Views of Economy
    • Marshall Sahlins, Stoneage Economics (or why economic history is silly)
    • Marshall Sahlins, The Western Illusion of Human Nature (why Homo Economicus is a flawed model)
    • Marcel Mauss, The Gift (normative systems in exchange)
    • Maurice Godelier, The Enigma of the Gift (why we should care about a gift economy)

    Economic history
    • Ha-Joon Chang, Bad Samaritans and Kicking Away the ladder (Refutes neoliberal economic development theory entirely, excellent reads)
    • Andre Gunder Frank, ReORIENT
    • James Blaut, The Colonizer's Model of the World and Eight Eurocentric Historians (Refutes all Eurocentrism, including but not limited to Diamond and Landes)
    • Vijay Prashad, Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World (this is actually mainly about the concept of the "third world")
    • Paul Bairoch, Economics and World History (good introduction, though I think Bairoch is wrong about colonialism)
    • Janet Abu-Lughod, Before European Hegemony
    • David Harvey, A Brief History of Neoliberalism
    • Barlett & Steele, America, What Went Wrong?

    Economic theory
    • Robin Hahnel, The ABCs of Political Economy (Teaches you basic economics, everyone should read it)
    • Steve Keen, Debunking Economics (A good place to start)
    • Bowles, Richards & Roosevelt, Understanding Capitalism: Competition, Command and Change
    • Gintis et al., Moral Sentiments and Material Interests (On human behavior and psychology as regards economics)
    • Fehr et al., Foundations of Human Sociality (Same as above plus anthropological evidence)
    • Lichtenstein & Slovic, The Construction of Preference (More on the above, kinda technical)
    • Fine & Jomo, The New Development Economics
    • Wilkinson & Pickett, The Spirit Level

    Environment/Agriculture
    • Mazoyer & Roudart, A History of World Agriculture
    • Michael Williams, Deforesting the Earth
    • Giovanni Federico, Feeding the World: An Economic History of World Agriculture, 1800-2000
    • Raj Patel, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System

    Feminism/Gender Theory
    • bell hooks, Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics, The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love and Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center.
    • Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Epistemology of the Closet.
    • Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex.
    • Christopher Kilmartin, The Masculine Self.
    • Allan G. Johnson , Gender Knot Revised Ed: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy

    History
    • William Blum, Killing Hope: U. S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
    • Maurice Meisner, Mao's China and After (Good and balanced history of Communist and 'communist' China)
    • Mary Lefkowitz, Not Out of Africa (Refutes Afrocentrism)
    • Lawrence Friedman, American Law in the Twentieth Century
    • Chris Harman, A People's History of the World
    • Peter Linebaugh, The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century
    • Marcus Rediker, The Many-Headed Hydra (with Linebaugh) and The Slave Ship
    • Mike Haynes, Refuting Revisionism (In particular the parts about the French Revolution are important)
    • Frances Stonor Saunders, The Cultural Cold War (Also published as "Who Paid the Piper?", this shows the degree of CIA collaboration of many famous cultural people in the West, which is a different story than the usual tall tales about Soviet spies)
    • Paul Hehn, A Low Dishonest Decade (On the economic origins of WWII)
    • Adam Tooze, The Wages of Destruction (Same as above)
    • Mike Davis, Late Victorian Holocausts and Planet of Slums
    • C.L.R. James, The Black Jacobins [Haitian Revolution 1791-1804]
    • Mary Davis, Brother or Comrade? [British Labour Movement]
    • Barbara Tuchman, A Distant Mirror [1300s]
    • Eric Hobsbawm, Age of Revolution, Age of Capital and Age of Extremes
    • Gerard Prunier, Africa's World War [Second Congo War and Rwandan Genocide]
    • Eduardo Galeano, Open Veins of Latin America
    • Norman G. Finkelstein, Beyond Chutzpah
    • Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
    • Ira M. Lapidus, A History of Islamic Societies
    • Marshall G.S. Hodgson, The Venture of Islam
    • Albert Hourani, A History of the Arab Peoples
    • Steve Coll, Ghost Wars [CIA involvement in Soviet-era Afghanistan]
    • Aflred W. McCoy, The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade

    Marx & Engels
    • Communist Manifesto
    • The Condition of the Working-Class in England
    • Writings of the Young Marx on Society and Philosophy
    • Selected Journalism of Karl Marx
    • Marx -Engels: Selected Correspondence (any edition will do)
    • Capital Vol. I, Volume II, Volume III

    Marxism
    • Fine & Saad-Filho, Marx's Capital Fifth Edition and Anti-Capitalism: A Marxist Introduction (Marx's Capital is the best intro book to marxist economics by far, start here)
    • David Harvey, Limits to Capital, Enigma of Capital and A Companion To Marx's Capital
    • David McLellan, Karl Marx: A Biography
    • Michael Perelman, The Invention of Capitalism
    • J.D. Hunley, Life and Thought of Friedrich Engels (Not essential but useful)
    • Michael Lebowitz, Beyond Capital

    Media Analysis
    • Edward Herman & Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent (Also pick up Necessary Illusions which basically just expands on it)
    • Alex Carey, Taking the Risk Out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty
    • Robert W. McChesney, Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times
    • Ben H. Bagdikian, The New Media Monopoly
    • Howard Friel & Richard A. Falk, The Record of the Paper: How the New York Times Misreports US Foreign Policy and Israel-Palestine on Record: How the New York Times Misreports Conflict in the Middle East
    • William Puette, Through Jaundiced Eyes: How the Media View Organized Labor
    • Nick Davies, Flat Earth News
    • Ben Goldacre, Bad Science

    Soviet history
    • Richard Stites, Revolutionary Dreams (The absolute best book on the culture of the early Soviet Union in existence) and Serfdom, Society and the Arts in Imperial Russia
    • Moshe Lewin, The Soviet Century and Lenin's Last Struggle
    • Neil Harding, Leninism
    • Kevin McDermott, Stalin: Revolutionary in an Era of War (Best 'neutral' book on Stalin that I know, represents the consensus well and makes no errors)
    • Oleg Khlevniuk, The History of the Gulag
    • Rex Wade, The Russian Revolution
    • Getty & Naumov, The Road to Terror
    • Martin Malia, Alexander Herzen and the Birth of Russian Socialism, 1812-1855
    • Alexei Yurchak, Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation

    Testing the Waters of the Left Sea
    • Howard Zinn, A People's History Of The United States
    • James W. Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
    • Noam Chomsky, Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
    • Noami Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
    • Matt Taibbi, Griftopia
    • Razmig Keucheyan, The Left Hemisphere
    • Thomas Frank, Pity the Billionaire

    Favorite Fiction
    • Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West
    • John Steinbeck, Grapes of Wrath
    • Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
    • Dalton Trumbo, Johnny Got His Gun

    Memoirs/Biographies
    • Abdul Salam Zaeef, My Life with the Taliban
    • Hunter S. Thompsom, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail

    Cultural Studies/Literary Theory
    • Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle
    • Slavoj Zizek, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce and Looking Awry
    • Jacques Derrida, Specters of Marx
    • Anthony Giddens, Capitalism and Modern Social Thoery
    • Chantal Mouffe, The Democratic Paradox
    • Herbert Marcuse, One-Dimensional Man

    (Post)Colonial Studies and Critical Race Studies
    • Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth and Black Skin, White Masks
    • Charles C. Mann, 1491
    • Walter Rodney, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
    • Theodore W. Allen, Invention of the White Race
    • Edward Said, Orientalism

    Prison Studies:

    Capitalist Punishment: Prison Privatization and Human Rights
    Acres of Skin: Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison
    Gates of Injustice: The Crisis in America's Prisons
    Prison Profiteers: Who Makes Money from Mass Incarceration
    The Rich Get Richer and The Poor Get Prison: Ideology, Class, and Criminal Justice (Here's the companion site and chapter-by-chapter study guide with exercises and resources for student and professor alike)
    The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America
    America's Prisons: The Movement Toward Profit and Privatization
    Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis
    The Perpetual Prisoner Machine: How America Profits From Crime
    Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prisons, Torture, and Empire
    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
    Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire
    Life Sentences: Rage and Survival Behind Bars

    HOW TO BE A REPUBLICAN OFFICIAL READING LIST

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    Conservative Shit Posting Hall of Fame

    CUtigers86 on why black people should be glad they get to be lawyers:[/QUOTE]
    If you are a public defender, great. Maybe you should take a moment while you're standing up during the national anthem to think about how you live in a country that allowed you the opportunity to become that if you worked hard enough instead of bitching about the fact that you, on occasion, have to physically acknowledge it
     
  2. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey face your fears, then cum on them
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    Key texts on accelerationism, or how to stop worrying and feed the trolls to death:



     
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  3. Joe_Pesci

    Joe_Pesci How can less be more? It's impossible
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    I'm going to miss President Poupon
     
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  4. three stacks

    three stacks gas in the ziploc, now that's loud and clear
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    bash the fucking fash

     
  5. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey face your fears, then cum on them
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    was making fun of obama for liking mustard on his burger really a thing
     
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  6. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey face your fears, then cum on them
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    fucking awesome picture
     
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  7. Prospector

    Prospector I am not a new member
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    IN!
    I'll post something from DK later, bitches[\spoiler]
     
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  8. BellottiBold

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    Sigh, ok.
    I guess I can deal with another thread.
     
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  9. Joe_Pesci

    Joe_Pesci How can less be more? It's impossible
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    it was on tv, so it must have been
     
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  10. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey face your fears, then cum on them
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    this is a person who unabashedly supports a russian flunky as potus
     
  11. TwoPoor

    TwoPoor You gotta know your limits with a boombox
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    My Enfield will effect social change
     
  12. afb

    afb Spoiler Alert: Pawnee, IN may not be on a map.
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    in before we have to pay for threads because of Net Neutrality under a republican government
     
  13. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey face your fears, then cum on them
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    just fair market things
     
  14. Joe_Pesci

    Joe_Pesci How can less be more? It's impossible
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    betsy devos is making me rethink my position on states' rights.

    maybe it was just a ploy so that people would never have to own their bad opinions.

    "do you think guns have a place in or around schools?"
    "well i think that's best left to local governments to decide"
     
  15. CraigAnne Conway

    CraigAnne Conway Putting that ball into the basketball ring
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    Fuck yes another left thread!

    FUCK YES!!!
     
  16. afb

    afb Spoiler Alert: Pawnee, IN may not be on a map.
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    states rights/less federal govt is such shitty policy

    pretty sure things like kansas & oklahoma have already shown us as much
     
  17. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey face your fears, then cum on them
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    My buddy made a great point the other night: libertarians are the biggest freeloaders of all time.

    "Hey dog thanks for the taxes to make internet, satellites, roads, a military, a currency, etc. but fuck all that I'm a sovereign"

    no you're a white guy with too much time on his hands

    "Nah but really like get a job"
     
  18. Joe_Pesci

    Joe_Pesci How can less be more? It's impossible
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    really though, if the debates didn't matter, will these hearings matter?
     
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  19. Iron Mickey

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    fuck no
     
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  20. OopsPowSurprise

    OopsPowSurprise Owed one ass kicking from poweshow
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    The old thread got too slow
     
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  21. OopsPowSurprise

    OopsPowSurprise Owed one ass kicking from poweshow
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    Also heck yeah
     
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  22. J.R. Bob Dobbs

    J.R. Bob Dobbs Fan of: Firing Coaches, Cutting Players

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    1. Can we get some sort of left thread icon
    2. can you give me the power to threadban people
     
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  23. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey face your fears, then cum on them
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    1. please let it be a raised fist
    2. :ahh:
     
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  24. joey jo-jo jr shabadoo

    joey jo-jo jr shabadoo the pope of chilitown

    new thread, same fruit of the proletariat

    [​IMG]
     
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  25. BellottiBold

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    BECAUSE THERE IS A LOCAILTY THAT NEEDS TO WORRY ABOUT GRIZZLIES
     
  26. OopsPowSurprise

    OopsPowSurprise Owed one ass kicking from poweshow
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    Pass to the fist logo. This board can't have that privilege

    Hammer and sickle imo
     
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  27. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

    Pile Driving Miss Daisy It angries up the blood
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    Carrying over from the previous thread,

     
  28. 42yard

    42yard cat bad, bad cat
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    For real though, fuck Betsy DeVos and everything she stands for.
     
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  29. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey face your fears, then cum on them
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    damn got like a 10000 year start and still can't co-opt enough black culture to be cool

    shit blows
     
  30. Dairy Queen

    Dairy Queen The mentally ill sit perfectly still
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    You guys are being bigots towards our christian friends
     
  31. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey face your fears, then cum on them
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    our who
     
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  32. blotter

    blotter Aristocratic Bum
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    thread title is good - see the first few seconds:

     
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  33. three stacks

    three stacks gas in the ziploc, now that's loud and clear
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    and yet, she'll be approved along with the rest of that cabal of vampires
     
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  34. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    or people could just not respond to moronic trolls
     
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  35. three stacks

    three stacks gas in the ziploc, now that's loud and clear
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    [​IMG]

    if he's not your friend i can't fuck with you
     
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  36. TwoPoor

    TwoPoor You gotta know your limits with a boombox
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    Just the ones who don't value actual religious freedom
     
  37. CraigAnne Conway

    CraigAnne Conway Putting that ball into the basketball ring
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    Not a chance, firk
     
  38. CraigAnne Conway

    CraigAnne Conway Putting that ball into the basketball ring
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    That guy endorsed trump
     
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  39. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey face your fears, then cum on them
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    he's the only man from whom I accept [a papal] bull
     
  40. OopsPowSurprise

    OopsPowSurprise Owed one ass kicking from poweshow
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    But then no one would respond to you

    #swish
     
  41. three stacks

    three stacks gas in the ziploc, now that's loud and clear
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    shut up farva
     
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  42. Mitch Cumstein

    Mitch Cumstein yells at cloud
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    Good luck guys!
     
  43. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey face your fears, then cum on them
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    with what?
     
  44. Mitch Cumstein

    Mitch Cumstein yells at cloud
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    The new thread
     
  45. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey face your fears, then cum on them
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    thanks...?
     
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  46. MoJo

    MoJo It bees that way sometimes...
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    I'm bad at keeping up, is the subtle Soviet Union prop art tounge-in-cheek or am I missing a larger point?
     
  47. three stacks

    three stacks gas in the ziploc, now that's loud and clear
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    look at this future gulag resident :laugh:
     
  48. TwoPoor

    TwoPoor You gotta know your limits with a boombox
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    We're Stalinists here
     
  49. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey face your fears, then cum on them
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    if you reach under your seat you'll find the pogrom err program
     
  50. Joe_Pesci

    Joe_Pesci How can less be more? It's impossible
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    okay who is going to be dorky enough to look into this senate rule limiting question time to 5 minutes?