*The Great U75 Politics Reading List Thread.

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

  1. Ralph Llama


    I recommend Mike Cooley`s book Architect or Bee . Where to start ? errr ok its about worker controll ... thats it , and technology
  2. Idris2002

    Idris2002 put humans in tube

    This looks like your best bet:


    I'm not sure if that link will work, though - let me know if it doesn't, and I'll see what else I can do.
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  3. Idris2002

    Idris2002 put humans in tube

  4. Dragnet

    Dragnet Well-Known Member

  5. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby this means nothing to me

    Dug out a couple of books from the pile today; can anyone recommend which is worth reading more?

    Nell - Nell McCafferty's autobiography
    Small Earthquake in Chile - Alistair Horne

  6. Idris2002

    Idris2002 put humans in tube

    I'd go with Nell.
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  7. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby this means nothing to me

    I did in the end! Nearly finished it and it's a real eye opener.

    Especially hearing about stuff like the plight of the Armagh Women - the hunger strikers. I had never heard of them before. Makes me want to see the film Silent Grace but that's never on the telly and the DVD costs an arm and a leg.

    Nell's great. Flawed, as any of us are, but great. I'd seen her around years back and I might have even spoken to her (memory hazy on this one) but I wish I had known her story and the wider story, back then.

    I'd seen it and I'd heard it. It was all around me but I didn't open my eyes and I didn't listen.

    Anyway, best autobiography I've read in all my years. Anyone who hasn't read it - go for it.

  8. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Found a copy of Bob Darke's the Communist Method in Great Britain recently - written after he publicly quit the Hackney Communist Party in 1951. It's a nice, quick read
  9. Dragnet

    Dragnet Well-Known Member

    I've only read extracts from this (published as the pamphlet 'Poor Lenin'). I'd be interested in reading the whole thing; I remember it being quite funny in parts.
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  10. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    It does have its moments yes - you should be able to find a copy for a pound or two

    There are some moments where the tone is a bit off as he had a few of the prejudices of his time, but still worth reading
  11. cheesepig

    cheesepig Cheesepig

    "Utopia" hasn't had a mention?

    Either my search skills are shit (very possible) or this thread is missing something.
  12. Dragnet

    Dragnet Well-Known Member

    Right, hope this isn't too off-topic, but didn't feel it warranted starting a new thread - can anyone recommend a basic introduction to economics? I've started reading Wolfgang Streeck's Buying Time, but I think I'd get a lot more out of it if I had a better understanding of some of the terms he uses - fiscal consolidation, debt-financing, market deregulation, the Bretton Woods system.
  13. yield

    yield zero

    Economics: The User's Guide by Ha-Joon Chang is a good introduction.

    Chapter 3 - One Fucking Thing after Another: What Use Is History? discusses Bretton Woods
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  14. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

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  15. Dragnet

    Dragnet Well-Known Member

    Cheers, I'll give that a read.
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  16. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Anyone know if there is an e-version of Dunayeskaya's Marxism & Freedom available? Can't seem to find one

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