*The Great U75 Politics Reading List Thread.

Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Idris2002, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. revol68

    revol68 what, fucking what?

    Well I'm still waiting on my copy of #3 ordered in November, interested in the reproductive labour and value stuff but some of the looking for the new fully subsumed revolutionary subject of pure negation is crap, basically yeah of course it failed then, but now in this new period it's on...
     
  2. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    I thought that this article was really interesting. I'm trying to get my head around the was the USSR state capitalist debate a bit and it's the first time that I've come across the term state feudalism re: the PRC and it seems like a pretty convincing argument.
     
  3. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Well have a read here and think again.

    State feudalism is a pretty worthless term. I know you like your wollf and that but...
     
  4. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    Thanks, will have a read
     
  5. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

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  6. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Es gibt Zeit

  7. Dillinger4

    Dillinger4 Es gibt Zeit

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  8. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

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  9. Shadrach

    Shadrach Banned Banned

    Give War a Chance - P.J O'Rourke.

    PJ O'Rourke in general is great stuff, but that's my favourite recently.
     
  10. mansonroad

    mansonroad Member

    What is an author - Michel Foucault. On the surface predominantly concerned with literature, yet Foucault makes a very convincing link between the emphasis on authorship and the rise of capitalism and individualist politics. The Death of The Author by Roland Barthes, though in my opinion a bit less interesting as a whole than Foucault, is essential companion reading.
     
  11. Jogsd

    Jogsd New Member

    "Three Days in June" By James O'Connell

    3 Para, Mount Longdon - A unique insight into the last three days of the Falklands War.
     
  12. moono

    moono Resigned. Banned

    Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel
    Max Blumenthal

    "In Goliath, New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal takes us on a journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine, painting a startling portrait of Israeli society under the siege of increasingly authoritarian politics as the occupation of the Palestinians deepens."
     
  13. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

  14. Doctor Carrot

    Doctor Carrot Bear Grylls grills bare bears

    In light of this does anyone have any recommendations for books about British society and politics specifically? I mean in the same vain as Chomsky, Zinn and Hedges? I listen to a lot of lectures on youtube, particularly by Chomsky and Hedges, and they of course focus on American society but I want to get off the internet and read print more rather than staring at a screen all the time. I also wanna learn more about my own country instead of just focussing on America because I feel I understand the UK less and America more due to the amount of time I've spent with Chomsky and Hedges.
     
  15. Idris2002

    Idris2002 the liberation forces make movies of their own

    Mark Curtis is pretty much 'the British Chomsky', I think.
     
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  16. GeorgeBushJrJr

    GeorgeBushJrJr Banned Banned

    Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand, maybe some of you out there will learn a thing or two.
     
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  17. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    how shit ayn rand is, for example.
     
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  18. Shadrach

    Shadrach Banned Banned

    Read The Fountainhead you great socialist buffoon
     
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  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i'm not a socialist you shitferbrains cunt.
     
  20. Shadrach

    Shadrach Banned Banned

    You are an illiterate. All socialists are illiterate. Therefore you are socialist. Game set and match.
     
  21. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    You are thick as pigshit therefore you're on the right politically.
     
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  22. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    ohh, why did you ban it, it could have been fun. It's rare to see a logical non-sequitur as neatly stated.
     
  23. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    Hi all

    This interview really piqued my interest in the book The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America. I just wondered whether anyone had or read it or has access to a pdf of the book?
     
  24. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Nor read, is a brilliant idea - Horne is published by people i can get a pdf of pretty soon. Long interview on atg here. Well worth the time. Interesting point about the birth of identity politics as well.
     
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  25. SpineyNorman

    SpineyNorman it was already like that when I got here

    Degree out of the way so now I can get back to reading stuff because I want to rather than need to :cool:

    First one is David Harvey 17 contradictions and the end of capitalism - I'm about 1/3 of the way through and it's very well put together - if you wanted to get someone a book to show the ways in which Marx is still relevant this would be a good choice. And the chapter titles for the rest of the book suggest he's going to introduce some stuff I've not seen him talk about before. Really good book, if the bit I've read is anything to go by it's the best thing he's written since a brief history.
     
  26. celinajonesi

    celinajonesi New Member

    Hi
    This is Celina, this is my first post, wish me and i need your support dear friends. :)
     
  27. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

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  28. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    I found this to be an odd book - the lack of politics and the weakness of politics (his ill-informed swipes at anarchism and what he calls autonomism for example - and his rabbit out the hat maybe we could have a debate about capital! bits that end each chapter) undermine the analysis.I know he says that he's trying to separate analysis from prescription - itself an odd weakening thing for a marxist to do - but he then does it anyway, just with some really insipid politics.
     
  29. SpineyNorman

    SpineyNorman it was already like that when I got here

    I'm still at the end of the first section to be honest - got through that then some bastard went and gave me a job so I've not had time to get any further so my guess is I've not got to the politics yet. The bit I've read so far looks like a decent intro to Marx IMO - kind of like a more economistic version of Eagleton's why Marx was right. I'll look out for the shit politics when I get around to finishing it though :D

    Also, I finally got around to scanning Mason's Social Policy in the third reich - it's a pretty good scan too, it's searchable anyway. Only minor issue is I didn't have time to do it all in one go so it's 2 PDFs and didn't scan the (really fucking long) bibliography cos by then I'd really had enough of scanning! As far as I know there's no electronic copy available online or anywhere else so if you (or anyone else) wants me to send you a copy to distribute around your networks or whatever send us a PM with an email address.
     
  30. taffboy gwyrdd

    taffboy gwyrdd Embrace the confusion!

    These aint books (though he is a top writer), please don't kick me off.

    Some excellent Tariq Ali talks:

    On the Scotland referendum



    "Islam and it's discontents" (broadly, an analysis of the effect of 100 years of western imperialist meddling in North Africa and The Middle East)



    There's plenty more of him which you'll see down the sidebar of each. His digestible clarity in relating complex history and politics is really quite a thing to behold.
     

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