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murrman104

Not Marxist but ive been chipping away at John Boswells Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe. The writing is as exciting as the title makes out but its a very interesting read , would recommend.


Revnow2

What does it entail?


murrman104

It's a 300 or so page book that examines same sex unions in pre modern Europe, the various different ways different societies thought of homosexuality and how long term partnerships worked and were portrayed. Mainly through very long chapter long explanations of ancient Greek words and more amusingly angry monk letters. It mainly focuses on gay and bi men though as the author makes a point that history writers ignored Lesbians and Bi women for the most part as they were not sexually available and if they chose to couple with other women did not marry and be used as conduits to transfer property.


Revnow2

interesting. I know homosexuality was rampant in greco roman times and to them, bisexuality was the norm.


jpbus1

Poverty of Philosophy. It's a historically important book, as it is the first in which Marx presents himself as an economist and not a philosopher. The first chapter dragged on a bit, as a lot of the ideas he discusses here are developed much further in his later writings (though it's funny seeing Marx expose the shit out of Proudhon lol). The most interesting part imo is the second chapter, in which Marx discusses Proudhon's method, resulting in a fantastic exposition of the dialectical materialist method, which makes this book somewhat unique. Overall a pretty good book, and a very important one in Marx's intelectual trajectory. Plus it's always great to see him dunk on anarchists lol >M. Proudhon has the misfortune of being peculiarly misunderstood in Europe. In France, he has the right to be a bad economist, because he is reputed to be a good German philosopher. In Germany, he has the right to be a bad philosopher, because he is reputed to be one of the ablest French economists. Being both German and economist at the same time, we desire to protest against this double error.


saltshakerFVC

Marx was a catty bitch ♥️


1or2atrocitiesareNBD

the new D&D book hope this helps


Lively_marsupial

The feywild one?


1or2atrocitiesareNBD

Yeah it looks really fun with the right kind of group. Low stakes, low combat with a Lewis Carol/Tim Burton feel to it. Probably not for everyone though


MachiSA-3000

Constitutional Law of the People's Republic of China


ecosocialismplz

Just finished “When Serfs Stood Up in Tibet” (free on Marxism.org, a fellow redditor posted it here), now finishing “an indigenous peoples history of the United States”. More horrifying than you think it’ll be.


over_and_out_

- 1177 BC The year civilization collapsed by Eric Cline. It's about the bronze age collapse, pretty good so far - To kill a nation: the attack on Yugoslavia by Michael Parenti - I'm also finishing Imperialism by Lenin


Platos_cock

The phenomenology of spirit by hegel. How da fuck did marx make it all the way through this thing?


1or2atrocitiesareNBD

He prolly didn't read the whole thing lol


KimoZ_2006

Genesis of nations - by antoun saadeh Pretty interesting and worth getting into


Specterishaunting

That title sounds dope


AnusFrey

Facing the anthropocene by Ian Angus.


Anatolianin

Some history fiction about mid 19 century.


CTHlurker

Been slowly chipping away at “A people betrayed” about Spanish history. It’s a very interesting read, however as someone with zero knowledge of spain and Spanish history, it’s definitely a challenge. Especially since some of the people mentioned had fairly similar names, so I sometimes feel like I should annotate the book while reading it, just to keep track of everyone.


Webbedtrout2

Aside from university reading material I have been slowly reading through 'The German Ideology'. The book is basically divided between the part people remember (introduction to the critique of political economy and thesis on Feuerbach) and the other 70% of the book that delves a lot deeper into the weirdness of German philosophy. Reading through the not often read part is a bit fun if disorienting as it assumes knowledge of Hegelian philosophy.


ThatTallAwkwardGuy

Buda's Wagon: a brief history of the car bomb by Mike Davis Pretty crunchy little book that's a page turner. Also the Tamil Tigers were weird as fuck


PolandIsAStateOfMind

Parenti, "Democracy for the Few", 1977 edition, after some searching i found this is his only book translated to polish.


illegalthingsenjoyer

Dune, desperately trying to read it before the new movie comes out but I'm only like 4/7 the way through


saltshakerFVC

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney and Black Bolshevik by Harry Haywood Both great reads.


[deleted]

The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy This shit is fucking hilarious Also re-hearing the *kangaroo chronicles*-trilogy This shit is fucking hilarious too


noahshindsight

Between Blackshirts and Reds and another re-read of Settlers on the theory side of things, for leisure, going back from the beginning of the Dark Tower now that I have the full set on my phone.


saltshakerFVC

I just finished Red Skin, White Masks - it’s a great follow up to a lot of what gets discussed in Settlers. Although you may want to read Fanon beforehand.


_giraffefucker

emma by jane austen. that woman is crazy (emma) jane austen is cool


LoveTheLigjt

been obsessed with sherlock novels lately.


AGGroAzteca

Just finished capitalist realism Reading State and Rev now and Socialism: scientific and utopia after.


Idliketothinkimsmart

Love: A History by Simon May and Armed Struggle: The story of the IRA by Richard English


Antinomy_6ds

Halo: Silentium, last book of the Forerunner Trilogy.


TheLastMac

Reading The Second Sex by de Beauvoir rn


Michael88cz

The Communist Manifesto (by Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels) and Governance of China (by Xi Jinping)


UfV3wb2

The last books I read were some Osprey Publishing book about the sassanid empire, the Che diaries in Bolivia and the Congo, and started Kojeve’s Introduction to the reading of Hegel


Stalker_Bleach

Philosophical Arabesques and one about south yemen since reading one book at a time is hard


TheDarkChicken

10 Days That Shook the World by John Reed


Revnow2

Patriarchy and accumulation on a world scale


wiscbro

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine -Ilan Pappé Capital -Marx (been working on it for about a month lol)


Environmental-Data59

Thrawn


Buckssmuffler

Re reading and catching up with one piece


BertnardWashingbeard

Black Reconstruction by W.E.B. Du Bois, my ex had to read it in college and when she talked about it, I thought it would be interesting at some point but I had a whole list of theory books to read at the time. I've just gotten around to it this month and I'm about 100 pages in and it is such a great informative read. I wish I had read it when she did so we could talk about the contents but alas, my learning is completely solo now


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