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Germany's former eastern territories Comrade 06/13/2020 (Sat) 06:09:22 No. 1910 [Reply] [Last]
Why do so many people have a boner for Germany's old eastern borders? Look at any alt-hist featuring the nation and they still own Pomerania, Silesia, Prussia (East/West) etc. Is it because of aesthetics and looking nice, does /pol/ have anything to do with it, or is it something different? Discuss.
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>>2480 Not by much, most of the evilest things the EU has done have had strong French backing.
>>2644 >Prussians (Old Prussian: Prūsai; German: Pruzzen or Prußen; Latin: Pruteni; Latvian: Prūši; Lithuanian: Prūsai; Polish: Prusowie; Kashubian: Prësowié) were the indigenous peoples from a cluster of Baltic tribes that inhabited the region of Prussia. This region lent its name to the later state of Prussia (see King in Prussia). It was located on the south-eastern shore of the Baltic Sea between the Vistula Lagoon to the west and the Curonian Lagoon to the east. The people spoke a language now known as Old Prussian and followed pagan Prussian mythology. >During the 13th century, the Old Prussians were conquered by the Teutonic Order. The former German state of Prussia took its name from the Baltic Prussians, although it was led by Germans. The Teutonic Knights and their troops transferred the Baltic Prussians from southern Prussia to northern Prussia. Many Old Prussians were also killed in crusades requested by Poland and the popes, while others were assimilated and converted to Christianity. The old Prussian language was extinct by the 17th or early 18th century.[1] Many Old Prussians emigrated due to Teutonic crusades.
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>>1910 There are a shitton of these guys because of Paradox games like Vic 2, Hoi4, etc. I see a bunch of "monarchists" because of these games too and I think it comes from there. They like the Nazis but don't want to be perceived as a Nazi so just like the "innocent German Empire"
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>>1923 Yeah, hardcore nationalists still consider it 'Elsaß-Lothringen'. No one else cares, it's a part of France.

Translators Wanted! Traducteurs recherchés! Übersetzer gesucht! Anonymous 04/18/2020 (Sat) 10:17:17 No. 2534 [Reply] [Last]
If you know French or German, please contribute a chapter to /leftypol/'s first crowdsourced translation project! This project started on >>>/edu/840. The book is Karl Kautsky's history of the French Revolution, originally published as Die Klassengegensätze im Zeitalter der Französischen Revolution in 1889. Coming from the "Pope of Marxism", as Kautsky was then known, this text likely had an immense influence on Lenin and other revolutionaries of his day. It was approved by Engels himself, and may have been foundational in establishing the Marxist theory of bourgeois revolution, yet it has never been translated into English. The original German is available here: https://www.marxists.org/deutsch/archiv/kautsky/1908/frev/index.html and an old French translation is available here: https://www.marxists.org/francais/kautsky/works/1889/00/antagonismes-table.htm What makes this work especially good for us to translate is that it's relatively short - just around 60 pages in total, divided into 10 chapters. With each chapter being 5-7 pages each, it is conceivable to translate a chapter in one day's volunteer work. Comrade Akko has already translated the preface, and is working on chapter 1. That leaves 9 chapters to complete: Preface: Complete! Chapter 1: Second draft complete (French) Chapter 2: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading complete (English) Chapter 3: WIP (French) Chapter 4: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading complete (English) Chapter 5: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading complete (English) Chapter 6: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading complete (English) Chapter 7: Draft complete (French) - Proofreading complete (English) Chapter 8: Complete! (Copyrighted work, permission secured) Chapter 9: WIP (French) Chapter 10:

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thanks mods
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Here's chapter 9 finally, if someone wants to proofread it. I highlighted a little section in yellow which I wasn't sure about, which I think should be checked by someone who knows German. Some parts of the footnotes in this chapter are actually from the French translator Gérard Billy. I've marked them with "GB" for now, whatever we want to do with them later. Another footnote includes a long quotation from a russian book, translated into german, then into french, and now into english by me, which I guess is a bit dodgy but it's mainly numbers and statistics though so it can't be that bad.
does Chapter 3 need to be done? I'm not a fluent french speaker but I could probably translate it
>>2936 Oh snap, the project has come back to life! I'll finish proofreading your chapter by the end of tomorrow, I promise. TBH, I had gotten out out of the habit of checking this thread regularly at this point. >>2938 Chapter 3 is currently taken, although work has been put on hiatus for more than two months now. Chapter 10 is still available for translation. Alternatively, if you're not confident enough in your language you could do another pass of proofreading / sentence revision on the earlier chapters that I proofread. Chapters 6 and 7 need the most work.
>>2967 >Chapter 3 is currently taken, although work has been put on hiatus for more than two months now Yeah sorry, the whole lockdown and other covid related shenanigans have really hindered my ability to focus on such a task. I have done a few paragraphs today but at a snail pace. If for some reason I'm not done by the end of this month, someone else can take the mantle and I would of course share with them what I'd have already done.

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Amadeo Bordiga Comrade 06/13/2020 (Sat) 14:47:51 No. 1919 [Reply] [Last]
They're actually publishing a collection of his writings in English: https://brill.com/view/title/22024 Excuse the academic pricing; I assume Haymarket Books are going to publish a paperback edition later this year if not into the next.
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what the hell
>>2695 hmm weird; looks like the pdf is still listed as "not yet available for purchase"
Great review and summary of the collection recently in the Weekly Worker: https://weeklyworker.co.uk/worker/1309/wrongly-overlooked-thinker/
>>2723 okay it's really out now; released August 10th

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What History YTers do you like, which ones do you hate? Comrade 07/05/2020 (Sun) 11:42:08 No. 2196 [Reply] [Last]
There's already a thread about Lindybeige but I find him a bit of an insufferable right wing anticommunist fuck, granted there's plenty of that kind of thing in the YT historian community, but we can try to pick out the diamonds, relatively speaking. I'm kind of afraid to give my recommendations since I've just been going off Youtube recommendations so I'll let you go first.
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>>2201 Atun-Shei is based at longmarching all over Confederate scumtards. Hard recommend. Wouldn't call him a Br*dT*ber, but I get the impression he has definite left wing views, I'd even venture him a bernout. It's good he doesn't constantly, incessantly mention that in his every video up front though as Br*dT*bers do, as that let's the generally left wing understanding of the world to seep through in his actual explaining of real, material history as he debunks. It's absorbed subtly by the viewer, leaving the average Jim far more willing to listen, so he'd better well remain out of the Br*dT*be sphere.
I think a lot of Armchair Historians videos on historical battles and wars are pretty cool, especially since he’s one of those to give it straight about the tactical genius of the Soviet military command in WWII instead of “muh winter, muh reserves” meme I fucking hate the people behind The Great War and World War Two though, the hosts are all just reading off scripts, the real owners are EU goals and pretty strident anti-communist woke libs
Cynical historian is pretty good, although he's quite liberal. His video on the "Death of Stalin" was very good.
>>2196 I watched a few videos by this channel called "whatifalthis" and while I didn't agree with some of his conclusions he clearly researched a lot so I subscribed. Then he came out with a video about what if North Korea won the Korean war and it was complete bullshit. I recommend watching if you want to see unfiltered retardation.
>>2196 Simon Roper, very interesting man with interesting facial hair, does videos on Historical linguistics https://youtu.be/J-WjIVxyR5c

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Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Q&A Comrade 04/04/2020 (Sat) 03:36:51 No. 316 [Reply] [Last]
This is not a debate thread. I encourage debate on this topic to happen in /leftypol/, as it would have anyway. This is an /edu/cational thread only. Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, the third and highest stage of communist theory, was synthesized in 1982 by the Peruvian Communist Party (known in bourgeois sources by the epithet "Sendero Luminoso"). Here is the document they published concerning this: http://library.redspark.nu/1982_-_Maoism._On_Marxism-Leninism-Maoism Parties and organizations that uphold MLM theory in the modern day include: >Communist Party of Ecuador – Red Sun >Peru People’s Movement (Reorganisation Committee) >Communist Party of Brazil (Red Faction) >Red Faction of the Communist Party of Chile >Maoist Organization for the Reconstitution of the Communist Party of Columbia >Revolutionary Nucleus for the Reconstitution of the Communist Party of Mexico >Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist >Committee Red Flag, FRG >Maoist Communist Party, French State Red Flag Collective, Finland >Committees for the Foundation of the (Maoist) Communist Party of Austria >Tjen Folket - Communist League, Norway >Committee to Reconstitute the Communist Party of the USA

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https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/mao/selected-works/volume-2/mswv2_03.htm >We stand for active ideological struggle because it is the weapon for ensuring unity within the Party and the revolutionary organizations in the interest of our fight. Every Communist and revolutionary should take up this weapon. >But liberalism rejects ideological struggle and stands for unprincipled peace, thus giving rise to a decadent, Philistine attitude and bringing about political degeneration in certain units and individuals in the Party and the revolutionary organizations. >Liberalism manifests itself in various ways. >To let things slide for the sake of peace and friendship when a person has clearly gone wrong, and refrain from principled argument because he is an old acquaintance, a fellow townsman, a schoolmate, a close friend, a loved one, an old colleague or old subordinate. Or to touch on the matter lightly instead of going into it thoroughly, so as to keep on good terms. The result is that both the organization and the individual are harmed. This is one type of liberalism. >To indulge in irresponsible criticism in private instead of actively putting forward one's suggestions to the organization. To say nothing to people to their faces but to gossip behind their backs, or to say nothing at a meeting but to gossip afterwards. To show no regard at all for the principles of collective life but to follow one's own inclination. This is a second type. >To let things drift if they do not affect one personally; to say as little as possible while knowing perfectly well what is wrong, to be worldly wise and play safe and seek only to avoid blame. This is a third type. >Not to obey orders but to give pride of place to one's own opinions. To demand special consideration from the organization but to reject its discipline. This is a fourth type. >To indulge in personal attacks, pick quarrels, vent personal spite or seek revenge instead of entering into an argument and struggling against incorrect views for the sake of unity or progress or getting the work done properly. This is a fifth type. >To hear incorrect views without rebutting them and even to hear counter-revolutionary remarks without reporting them, but instead to take them calmly as if nothing had happened. This is a sixth type. >To be among the masses and fail to conduct propaganda and agitation or speak at meetings or conduct investigations and inquiries among them, and instead to be indifferent to them and show no concern for their well-being, forgetting that one is a Communist and behaving as if one were an ordinary non-Communist. This is a seventh type. >To see someone harming the interests of the masses and yet not feel indignant, or dissuade or stop him or reason with him, but to allow him to continue. This is an eighth type. >To work half-heartedly without a definite plan or direction; to work perfunctorily and muddle along--"So long as one remains a monk, one goes on tolling the bell." This is a ninth type. >To regard oneself as having rendered great service to the revolution, to pride oneself on being a veteran, to disdain minor assignments while being quite unequal to major tasks, to be slipshod in work and slack in study. This is a tenth type. >To be aware of one's own mistakes and yet make no attempt to correct them, taking a liberal attitude towards oneself. This is an eleventh type. >We could name more. But these eleven are the principal types. >They are all manifestations of liberalism.

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>Many Marxist–Leninist–Maoist organizations such as the RIM and the Revolutionary Communist Party of Canada have put forward that much of a hypothetical people's war in the First World would take place in urban areas. Can someone summarize the theory of this? I've read two MLM articles on the topic and I still don't get it. They hardly addressed the topic as directly as above quoted, rather going over failed ML(!) urban guerilla movements in Europe and South America, criticizing their shortcomings.
Can MLM's (Protracted?) People's War be applied to urban areas of the imperial core? Where can I read 'official' theory on this? Was this written about by Guzman, for example?
>>337 >Start fighting peoples war >Get drone striked
Anybody here know what the fuck Leading Light Communism is?

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Historian 03/26/2020 (Thu) 07:54:06 No. 1 [Reply] [Last]
Is this man the only good youtube historian? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBUGQkpk3RE
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>>1 I like how in his latest video he was clearly butthurt about clever political maneuvering by Tito at the expense of the british LMAO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D87vVWjtp_U
>>2045 sometimes right-wing idiots can still make good content. See TiK vidoes before he came out as a libertardian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc-rFzC63hU
>>1 He's fun to listen to but a British nationalist so I don't take him seriously on anything related to the UK.
>>2520 "Denying Hitler was a socialist means denying the holocaust happened"
>>312 If you are into medieval weapons and martial arts scholagladiatoria blows them all out of the water and is not a retarded right winger: https://www.youtube.com/user/scholagladiatoria

Capitalist here Comrade 07/01/2020 (Wed) 18:04:31 No. 2146 [Reply] [Last]
By marxist standards, I do not provide labor, I own capital. From what I understand, the commie concept of wage labor is "exploitation" in the sense that we take the surplus value you produce. Since this board allows non-leftists to ask questions, mine is, why do you think you have the right to the full product/end result of your labor and not just a small compensation? If I were to pay my wagecucks the full amount, or give them control over my company instead of paying them a pittance, I won't be able to stay competitive and maximize profits. In capitalist philosophy on the other hand, exploitation requires the use of force. A worker is not forced to work for me for example, they are 100% free to go find a different job or start their own company. I just wanna know your point of view, and why you think you are entitled to your surplus labor.
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>>2158 (cont.) I want to say an additional observation, which I think you wouldn't find frequently in Marxist literature. I call this the Golden Law of Socialist Economy: ~ In the condition of good environment, the lower GDP of a socialist country is, the better efficiency it will achieve ~
>>2155 >Why can't someone start a business though and go from rags to riches? Such examples are rare, but in any event even if they were more common that would not be the relevant point. An enterprising peasant in the Mughal empire could become a zamindar - whether people change the positions they occupy doesn't change whether those positions are exploitative. >The market values assets because of demand, and if you are able to fulfill this demand, you get rewarded This might be a plausible account of CEO pay - that investors pay CEOs much because they know they're so good at their jobs. (There are of course other explanations, but we're not worried about that issue right now.) However, when you buy a company's assets, you're not buying the CEO's time - you're buying the assets. This can be seen most clearly in the purchase, valuation, and payoffs of securities which don't have to be actively managed at all. (If you're a Nazi this is proof that bankers don't do "real" work but factory owners do, but if you think through the logic of the market at all you'll see that people who own shares of each sector are collecting rent on it in similar ways.)
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>>2146 >In capitalist philosophy on the other hand, exploitation requires the use of force. A worker is not forced to work for me for example, they are 100% free to go find a different job or start their own company. Man, you have got to read Marx.
>>2146 >A worker is not forced to work for me for example, they are 100% free to go find a different job or start their own company. Good job outing yourself as a high schooler. Literally no adult with a mature brain believes in that myth.

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/his/ humour thread Historian 03/15/2020 (Sun) 21:22:26 No. 194 [Reply] [Last]
Dark edition.
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anyone know sites with good history boards?
>>765 How can anyone rationally believe that when the easier answer is that you only learn European history in school?
>>855 Bunkerchan.xyz/edu It’d be good if we had more people.
>>866 >>855 I sexond this one

Historian 03/27/2020 (Fri) 09:19:41 No. 79 [Reply] [Last]
ITT people who were worse than Hitler
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>>1461 Churchill's greatest hits include leading one of the most disastrous offensives of WWI, being war secretary of Britain and supporting allied intervention in Russia which left millions of dead, using chemical attacks against kurds and russians, wanting to bomb the USSR, the Bengal famine, planning to start WW3, ousting Mossadegh in Iran, repressing workers during protests like the Tonypandy riots, and more. He's somehow still taught as a hero of freedom and democracy everywhere by liberals and neocons
Edward Bernays
A lot of Hitler’s little henchmen were more sadistic and cruel than he was Case in point: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Dirlewanger

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Help with Marxian philosophical reading list Comrade 07/14/2020 (Tue) 12:42:51 No. 2457 [Reply] [Last]
I've been doing a bit of reading on the economic aspects of Marxism, however it occurred to me that I don't know where to start with the more philosophical aspects. I've seen people post Stalin's, "Dialectical and Historical Materialism" and I've occasionally been recommended some works by Bukharin, however I really don't know what order would be best to understand concepts such as dialectical materialism or the base and superstructure or ideology, and so on. Could one of you anons help me figure out how exactly I should educate myself on such topics?
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>>2495 >please find me books that already agree with my beliefs
>>2944 >hey I'm reading this subject and I want to know more about <heh, you're just an echo chamber kid peak idiocy
>>2495 Heidegger is more materialist than Marx
>>2949 As is Deleuze. There's also vitalism. Which is and isn't materialist depending on your flavor.
>>2950 Deleuze is just a naive realist

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