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uziq
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i don’t think anyone thinks of lenin or trotsky as ‘brutes’. they were echt intellectuals of their time. brutal in some of their conduct and political decisions, certainly, but both came from a scholarly and philosophical background.

lenin was a school teacher for his formative years wasn’t he? entirely different from the country rube from georgia, stalin, who had to make do with the local religious education as a way to get to the imperial centre.

Last edited by uziq (2021-10-12 23:09:16)

SuperJail Warden
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I would say "many people think of them as brutes" but of course I would be referring to pig people.

I like the book so far. It is obviously bias, etc. But it reads well. I can see why it was included on the list of 'Great Books'. I rather read this than some equally long book published by a university press that is boring.
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uziq
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lenin, marx, trotsky, lúkacs, gramsci, etc. all have lots of good things to say. great theorists and political philosophers. first wave marxists were obviously plugged in to hegelian philosophy as well as emerging materialist disciplines (empiricism/positivism). far from brutes.

stalin and mao in comparison were basically pamphleteers. their ‘doctrine’ was patched together, cribbed notes and bad rewrites. like how saddam wrote a book expounding his ‘philosophy’. that’s stretching it a bit.

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uziq
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a nice feel-good piece from the nerd-in-chief and all-round shakespearean, patrick stewart.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl … -saved-him
SuperJail Warden
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https://i.redd.it/d2zq1fq9ytw71.jpg
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unnamednewbie13
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Looked it up to check out some reviews. A ton of five stars calling it Deadpool. lol

One star calling it unbridled narcissism. Now if it were intentionally that way for comedic value, that'd be … a thing.
SuperJail Warden
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Some of the Amazon pictures...
https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81pNLRSShjL._CR0,204,1224,1224_UX175.jpg
https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71EU2XB9VbL._CR0,203,1225,1225_UX175.jpg
I know the pictures are jokes but still.

Anyhow, I ain't even mad at the author. I wish I had a way to scam some Republicans by selling Patriotism.
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RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
+1,719|5855|Oxferd Ohire
Just make stuff up Mac.
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SuperJail Warden
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Once I get my pension maybe I will write a book about My Struggle against Critical Race Theory in schools.
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Dilbert_X
The X stands for
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Well bugger me Wilbur Smith died.

I ate up his books as a child, read them all out of sequence but it didn't matter, I think Sunbird was my favourite.
#Freed Britney !
unnamednewbie13
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Wikipedia nerds never waste any time updating bios with deaths.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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I used to edit Wikipedia. It's actually pretty easy.
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