Fukuyama has at least seen where he went wrong, but have the marx dogmatists, such as those at this religious marxism website, seen where marxism has gone wrong? They sound as if the legacy of marx, let alone lenin, had any successes. But it has not. It is a record of total failure. In part this is marx’s fault, for inflicting bad theories on his religious cult of personality. Continue reading where are the socialist second thoughts on the failures of marxism…?//Fukuyama’s second thoughts: ‘socialism ought to come back’
The link is to a series of books on or related to marxism. ‘Marxists’ are invited to examine the prices of these books and ask if it their own personal greed or that of the publishers and/or some unknown conspiracy to price readers of such books out of the market that produces such outrageous prices. Due to the extravagant prices i will not likely read any of them, although i would like to.
Here’s the bottom line: readers of books on marxism are not likely to be rich and can’t afford their own literature. Even $20 is too much, for me, and most leftists…
I have written 18 books: ALL of them are available at amazon, most for the minimum charge of 99 cents or 2.99 for illustrated books, with some hardbacks mostly under ten dollars, and ALL of them with free versions in PDF format available at Dropbox.
That’s the way it should be on the left. Anything else means you have been trapped in a primitive phase of capitalism.
Study amazon’s kindle market: the prices of books hasve plummeted and would go to $0 in true supply and demand. But the 99 cent kindle book market is thriving: there used to be about a hundred thou new books a year, now it is in the millions. Capitalism in a paradoxical moment???? I admit this would hard on Verso editors. They can turn into panhandlers. I have panhandled in dozens of cities in the US. Perhaps i should give lessons in a workshop. at 99 cents? in this case NOT.
Any given book on marxism should be about 99 cents in Kindle format with a free pdf for the desperate.
here’s an example: a book i would like to read but never will (amazon)
The French Revolution and Historical Materialism: Selected Essays Paperback – August 7, 2018
by Henry Heller (Author)
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Let us note that marx was educated in the early nineteenth century, and it should suspected that he had a somewhat limited view of world history compared to what we can see now.
Continue reading The fallacy of marx’s ‘stages of production theory’…the left MUST move on
Virtually all marxists have been confused by Capital…Best to leave it behind at this point.
We are postmarxist ‘marxists’ here: we have been critical of the marx corpus but have sugggested taking marx/engels historically as a core heroic sage, wary of the theories of marx that don’t really work and which are misleading the left. Continue reading marx’s flawed theories…//Are Marx’s ‘Capital’ and Althusser’s ‘Reading Capital’ Still Relevant Today? | Public Seminar