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Marx and Satan by Richard Wurmbrand

By Richard Wurmbrand

The overdue Reverend Richard Wurmbrand spent 14 years as a prisoner of the Communist executive in Romania , the place he used to be persecuted for his religion in Jesus Christ. His adventure led him to spend extra years studying Karl Marx and the Communist doctrines he built. whereas Communism portrays itself as a noble undertaking for the great of mankind, and claims an Atheistic view, Wurmbrand exposes its precise roots, revealing that Karl Marx and the fathers of the fashionable Communist/Socialist activities have been encouraged by means of the powers of darkness. via studying the confessions, writings, and poetry of Marx and his fans, the writer demonstrates how the "prince of darkness" gave those males the "sword" during which they've got terrorized the international locations. Wurmbrand proves that this circulate isn't easily the paintings of grasping males, hungry for wealth and gear, yet is "after the operating of devil" with the motive of destroying mankind.

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The Roots of American Communism by Theodore Draper

By Theodore Draper

During this definitive heritage of the evolution of the Communist get together in America—from its early historical past via its founding in 1919 to its emergence as a felony entity within the 1920s—Theodore Draper lines the local and international traces that comprised the celebration, its transferring regulations, and its mystery in addition to its open actions. He makes transparent how the get together in its infancy “was reworked from a brand new expression of yankee radicalism to the yankee appendage of a Russian innovative power.” “An amazing contribution to wisdom and realizing of the Communist stream during this country.”—George F. Kennan. “Provides the crucial foundations for any realizing of yankee communism. Mr. Draper has unraveled the knotted threads of factionalism…and has awarded the tale with readability, perception, and objectivity. He has woven all aspects—doctrinal, organizational, personal—into a coherent severe narrative.”—Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., manhattan instances. “An uncommonly stable book.”—Sidney Hook.

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Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism against by Gary Chartier

By Gary Chartier

Markets now not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism opposed to Bosses, Inequality, company strength, and Structural Poverty is a brand new number of left-wing pro-market, anticapitalist anarchist writing, edited via Gary Chartier & Charles W. Johnson. Individualist anarchists think in mutual alternate, now not financial privilege. they think in freed markets, now not capitalism. They protect a particular reaction to the demanding situations of finishing international capitalism and attaining social justice: do away with the political privileges that prop up capitalists. substantial concentrations of wealth, inflexible fiscal hierarchies, and unsustainable modes of creation usually are not the result of the marketplace shape, yet of markets deformed and rigged by way of a community of state-secured controls and privileges to the enterprise category. Markets now not Capitalism explores the space among appreciably freed markets and the capitalist-controlled markets that be triumphant this day. It explains how freeing marketplace alternate from kingdom capitalist privilege can abolish structural poverty, support operating humans take keep watch over over the stipulations in their exertions, and redistribute wealth and social energy. that includes discussions of socialism, capitalism, markets, possession, hard work fight, grassroots privatization, highbrow estate, future health care, racism, sexism, and environmental concerns, this special assortment brings jointly vintage essays by means of major figures within the anarchist culture, together with Proudhon and Voltairine de Cleyre, and such modern innovators as Kevin Carson and Roderick lengthy. It introduces an eye-opening method of radical social proposal, rooted both in libertarian socialism and marketplace anarchism.

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The Permanence of the Political by Joseph M. Schwartz

By Joseph M. Schwartz

Why have radical political theorists, whose pondering encouraged mass pursuits for democracy, been so suspicious of political plurality? based on Joseph Schwartz, their doubts have been concerned with an attempt to go beyond politics. Mistakenly equating all social distinction with the damaging manner during which specific pursuits ruled industry societies, radical thinkers sought a accomplished set of "true human pursuits" that might thoroughly abolish political strife. In broad analyses of Rousseau, Hegel, Marx, Lenin, and Arendt, Schwartz seeks to mediate the novel critique of democratic capitalist societies with the worry for pluralism evidenced in either liberal and postmodern notion. He therefore escapes the authoritarian strength of the novel place, whereas appropriating its extra democratic implications.

In Schwartz's view, a reconstructed radical democratic thought of politics needs to maintain liberalism's safeguard of person rights and social pluralism, whereas redressing the liberal failure to query structural inequalities. In providing this sort of concept, he criticizes communitarianism for its premodern eager for a monolithic, virtuous society, and demanding situations the "politics of distinction" for its failure to question the undemocratic terrain of energy on which "difference" is built. In end, he keeps that an equitable distribution of strength and assets between social teams necessitates now not the transcendence of politics yet its democratic growth.

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Karl Marx and the Classics: An Essay on Value, Crises and by John Milios

By John Milios

By way of exploring Marxian price thought and its relevance to give problems with fiscal research, equivalent to the circuit of social capital, the amount thought of cash, instability and monetary crises, and exonomic exploitation and its ideological hide, this quantity investigates the conceptual hyperlinks among Marxian and Classical Political financial system. The e-book poses and discusses questions that experience but to be tackled completely in English-language Marxian literature, equivalent to Marx's theoretical inconsistencies and the function of Engels as editor and "interpreter" of Marx's writings. In doing so, the textual content offers a modern second look of the paintings of 1 of the world's such a lot enduring writers.

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The International Dimensions of Democratization: Europe and by Laurence Whitehead

By Laurence Whitehead

Lately, and particularly following the top of the chilly struggle, democratization has turn into essentially the most an important matters at the foreign political scene. right here, hugely revered students from worldwide discover the function and value of diplomacy within the democratic improvement of states within the Americas and Europe, combining theoretical techniques with a wealthy set of empirical case experiences.

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Social Capital and the Transition to Democracy by Gabriel Badescu, Eric Uslaner

By Gabriel Badescu, Eric Uslaner

The idea that of social capital has been utilized by political scientists to provide an explanation for either the transition to democracy in jap Europe and the decline of social solidarity in Western societies. This edited assortment provides the most recent quantitative examine on how post-communist nations are adapting to Western types of society. The booklet combines theoretical and institutional research with certain case-studies taking a look at Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Romania and the previous East Germany.

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Max Weber, modernisation as passive revolution : a Gramscian by Ford, Henry; Henniger, Max; Rehmann, Jan; Weber, Max

By Ford, Henry; Henniger, Max; Rehmann, Jan; Weber, Max

With Gramsci’s concept of hegemony as his start line, this quantity offers a entire socio-analysis of Max Weber’s political and highbrow place within the ideological community of his time. Rehmann lucidly and witheringly argues that, even if Weber offers his technology as’value-free,’ the forefather of sociology’s process is healthier understood as an natural highbrow of the bourgeoisie advocating for a brand new version of capitalist hegemony.

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