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  • Download E-books The Struggle for the Soul of the Nation: Czech Culture and the Rise of Communism (The Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series) PDF

    By Bradley F. Abrams

    The cloth results of worldwide conflict II, together with jap Europe's disappointingly undemocratic interwar background, put radical social switch at the postwar time table around the quarter and formed the debates that came about in fast postwar Czech society. those debates followed either a cultural shape, in struggles over the that means of the hot prior and the nation's place at the East-West continuum, and a at once political shape, in battles over the that means of socialism.

    The fight for the Soul of the Nation examines an important and politically resonant fields of old and cultural debate in Czech society instantly after international warfare II. Bradley Abrams unearths that communist public figures have been mostly profitable in controlling debate over the nation's fresh past―the interwar First Republic and the studies of Munich and international conflict II―and over its position at the East–West continuum. This luck preceded and used to be reflected within the struggles over the political factor of the days: socialism. The communists engaged their political foes within the democratic socialist and Roman Catholic camps, and, strangely, came across major aid from a big Protestant church.

    Abrams's cautious interpreting of significant courses re-creates a postwar temper sympathetic to radical social switch, wondering the traditional view of the communists' upward thrust to energy. This e-book not just contributes to the categorical literature on Czech historical past, but additionally increases questions on the connection among battle and radical social switch, in regards to the communist takeover of the area, and in regards to the position of intellectuals in public existence.

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  • Download E-books Red Spy Queen: A Biography of Elizabeth Bentley PDF

    By Kathryn S. Olmsted

    Whilst Elizabeth Bentley slunk into an FBI box workplace in 1945, she was once pondering merely of saving herself from NKGB assassins who have been sizzling on her path. She had no concept that she used to be approximately to begin the best purple Scare in U.S. history.

    Bentley (1908-1963) was once a Connecticut Yankee and Vassar graduate who spied for the Soviet Union for seven years. She met with dozens of hugely positioned American brokers who labored for the Soviets, collecting their secrets and techniques and stuffing delicate files into her knitting bag. yet her Soviet spymasters suspected her of disloyalty--and even all started plotting to silence her eternally. to save lots of her personal existence, Bentley made up our minds to betray her associates and comrades to the FBI. Her defection successfully close down Soviet espionage within the usa for years.

    Despite her an important function within the cultural and political historical past of the early chilly warfare, Bentley has lengthy been neglected or underestimated by way of historians. Now, new files from Russian and American data give the opportunity to evaluate the veracity of her allegations. This lengthy late biography rescues Elizabeth Bentley from obscurity and tells her dramatic lifestyles story.

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  • Download E-books Marxism, Socialism, Indian Politics: A View from the Left PDF

    By Randhir Singh

    The cave in of Soviet Union and its 'actually present socialism' has had the end result of extra disorienting the already a lot disoriented communist circulation within the nation. there's a carrying on with aversion to a Marxist knowing of this cave in, and the socialist undertaking itself stands deserted. Ritualistic noises aside, there's a refusal to imagine in Marxist phrases, that's a prerequisite of principled innovative politics and fruitful tactical resilience. the inability of a progressive strategic orientation has intended reformist, pragmatic or opportunistic practices at the terrain of bourgeois politics. those are one of the problems with significant difficulty in Prof. Randhir Singh's writings prepare during this quantity. He writes of the necessity 'to imagine as Marx could have notion on your position' (Engels), to recuperate 'Marxism of Karl Marx and its suggestion of socialism. it really is his argument that its failure within the Soviet Union though, the socialist venture is still important and attainable, and considered as an epochal transition, what's at the time table immediately 'underdeveloped', 'over-developed' or 'developing' societies is best visualized as 'socialism-oriented development'.

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  • Download E-books The War-Peace Establishment PDF

    There has come to exist within the usa, because of the chilly warfare, a physique of experts acquainted with facing problems with warfare and peace that may be defined as a war-peace institution. it really is transparent that there are vital divisions of point of view within the usa, particularly between those that have involved themselves such a lot with it, at the query of what to do concerning the possibility of thermonuclear conflict. to a few, hazards mustn't ever be run; to others, nice hazards has to be taken; and to nonetheless others, we have now reached the purpose of absurdity both way.

    What offers urgency to the debates, then, is not just the seriousness of the current scenario, but in addition the query of ways to prevent the chilly war’s recurrence. it can be chilly warless global would require that we reshape a number of notions bearing on struggle, peace, and the future.

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  • Download E-books The Philosophy of Antonio Negri, Volume Two: Revolution in Theory (v. 2) PDF

    By Abdul-Karim Mustapha

    To see such a lot of buddies bringing such severe contributions to undergo on my paintings serves as a spur to motion once more. Antonio NegriThe stunning good fortune of Empire and Multitude has introduced Negri's writing to a brand new, wider viewers. Negri’s paintings is singular in its intensity and expression. it may be tough to know the complexity of his principles, as they're rooted within the historical past of philosophy. This booklet deals an advent to his considering, and is perfect for readers who are looking to become familiar along with his key issues. notable individuals comprise Pierre Macherey, Charles Wolfe, Alex Callinicos, Miguel Vatter, Jason learn, Alberto Toscano, Mamut Mutman, Ted Stolze and Judith Revel.Written with dynamism and originality, the publication will attract an individual drawn to the evolution of Negri’s concept, and particularly to scholars of political philosophy, overseas experiences and literary idea. This publication is the sequel to The Philosophy of Antonio Negri, quantity One: Resistance in perform (Pluto, 2005) yet could be learn totally independently.

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  • Download E-books The Routledge Guidebook to Gramsci's Prison Notebooks (The Routledge Guides to the Great Books) PDF

    Gramsci’s criminal Notebooks are the most very important and unique assets of recent political philosophy however the felony Notebooks current nice problems to the reader. now not initially meant for e-book, their fragmentary personality and their frequently cryptic language can mystify readers, resulting in misinterpretation of the textual content. The Routledge Guidebook to Gramsci’s legal Notebooks offers readers with the old heritage, textual research and different proper details wanted for a better figuring out and appreciation of this vintage textual content. This guidebook:

    • Explains the arguments provided by way of Gramsci in a transparent and easy means, analysing the foremost options of the notebooks.
    • Situates Gramsci’s rules within the context of his personal time, and within the background of political concept demonstrating the innovation and originality of the felony Notebooks.
    • Provides critique and research of Gramsci’s conceptualisation of politics and historical past (and tradition in general), just about modern (i.e. present-day) examples the place correct.
    • Examines the relevance of Gramsci within the glossy global and discusses why his principles have such resonance in educational discourse

    Featuring historic and political examples to demonstrate Gramsci's arguments, in addition to feedback for extra interpreting, this is often a useful advisor for someone who desires to interact extra totally with The criminal Notebooks

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  • Download E-books Über historischen Materialismus - Vollständige Ausgabe: Die Entwicklung des Sozialismus von der Utopie zur Wissenschaft (German Edition) PDF

    Dieses e-book: "Über historischen Materialismus - Vollständige Ausgabe" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen.
    Unter dem Begriff Historischer Materialismus werden Theorien zur Erklärung von Gesellschaft und ihrer Geschichte zusammengefasst, die gemäß der "materialistischen Geschichtsauffassung" von Karl Marx und Friedrich Engels gebildet sind.
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    Der textual content wurde als Einleitung zur englischen Ausgabe von Engels Schrift »Die Entwicklung des Sozialismus von der Utopie zur Wissenschaft« (London 1892) geschrieben. Die Einleitung wurde von Engels selbst ins Deutsche übersetzt und erschien (ohne die ersten sieben Absätze) unter dem Titel »Über historischen Materialismus« in: Die Neue Zeit (Berlin), Nr. 1 und 2, eleven. Jg., 1 Bd. 1892-93.

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