Why did the Soviet military retain the traditional (western) Officer/Enlisted class binary rather than instituting some other hierarchichal structure? How did they ideologically justify maintaining two distinct and separate classes, one subordinate to the other, in an army putatively fighting for a classless society? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj
on Nov 2, 2012 -
There have been questions about Cold War songs from the '80s (1
). What about songs about the Cold War from the 2000s
? [more inside]
posted by flawsekno
on May 7, 2012 -
Hi there Marxists, or psychologists, or Jungians, or what have you.
My book club recently voted to read The Undiscovered Self
by Carl Jung. One member quit, insisting that she couldn't read Jung because she was a Marxist.
Why? [more inside]
posted by kensington314
on Jun 7, 2011 -
Good Books about history and personages of the American Left from post Civil War to WW2? [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon
on Feb 20, 2011 -
What is the best way to share a single object (say, a lawnmower) amongst of about 15 people? [more inside]
posted by peetle
on Dec 9, 2010 -
Help me find the name of this "Marxist Sceptic" thinker. I remember reading on aldaily.com within the last few months about a Marxist thinker who essentially came to the conclusion that though desirable, no socialist system of government would exist in the immediate future. I'm not sure if it was an obituary or something else.
posted by atrazine
on Aug 20, 2010 -
historical accuracy filter: Would public schools really have had a maypole dance in 1963? [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj
on Aug 6, 2010 -
COMMUNISTS vs CAPITALISTS Birthday Party
Graduate Student on a budget throwing a theme party for his 30th birthday. I could use some ideas for fun props, decorations, costumes, games, etc... [more inside]
posted by Dr.James.Orin.Incandenza
on Feb 27, 2010 -
What complications, drawbacks and/or deprivations could I expect being brought up and living with parents who were raised in a communist regime? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus
on Jan 17, 2010 -
"Anyone who was not a communist|socialist at 20 has missed half the point of life, and anyone who is still a communist|socialist at 40 has missed the other half." Who famously said this (or something very similar...)? [more inside]
posted by aqsakal
on Nov 30, 2009 -
What movie did I watch with Water Polo as an allegory for Socialism/Communism? [more inside]
posted by mnop
on Sep 12, 2009 -
Which has a higher body count: Imperialism or Communism?
posted by Jairus
on Jul 5, 2009 -
FamilyHistoryFilter: In Tito's Yugoslavia, in the latter half of the 1940's, what nationalities would two people have to have been to be denied permission to marry, and why? [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco
on May 11, 2009 -
I'm trying to wrap my head around Marx's conception of Capitalist economic crises. He claims that these crises emerge every 7 years, and are caused by "the epidemic of overproduction." Is there any historical justification for this? (Especially in the modern era?)
posted by matkline
on Feb 4, 2009 -
Frederic Jameson's Fear and Loathing in Globalization
talks about Eastern European/Soviet nostalgia art, "in which a complete set of mass-produced industrial products, from toilet seats to window panes, from shower heads to automobiles, had been invented from scratch, altogether different from the actually existing Western inventory." Are there any examples of this type of art on the web?
posted by matkline
on Dec 28, 2008 -
I've got a term paper to write on Arendt, Marx, and general communism and am seeking secondary sources and other theorists. If you can help, please step inside. [more inside]
posted by caitlinb
on Nov 11, 2008 -
PoliSci filter: I was hoping that someone can rationally, without rhetoric, explain to me why the word "Socialism" creates fear and extreme responses in far right-wing people. Soem very detailed specifics within.
posted by arniec
on Oct 14, 2008 -
I am looking to make a music playlist that recaptures that '89 cold war, fall of communism feel. Think Scorpions - Wind of Change. [more inside]
posted by DOUBLE A SIDE
on Aug 5, 2008 -
I have been asked at the last minute to incorporate some Bakunin into my paper (due Friday) on 19th Century theories of community. Not having read any Bakunin before, and not having much time to work on this, I am in a bit of a pickle. I am more than happy to do the relevant reading if only I can identify it. Can someone who has read Bakunin please recommend to me some specific pieces I should read? I am interested in ideas of what community is and should be, how it is created and maintained, why it is necessary, etc. For reference, the major theorist I am drawing on for this paper is Ferdinand Tonnies.
posted by arcticwoman
on Feb 13, 2008 -
What was East Germany like immediately after the Wall fell? (Lives of Others
spoiler alert) [more inside]
posted by neuron
on Aug 26, 2007 -
Are there any essays or studies naming and analyzing the concept of 'freedom' as developed on the internet? [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00
on Apr 3, 2007 -
Is there a site where I can read ALL the transcripts of the evidence given by "friendly witnesses" before the House Committee on Un-American Activities? [more inside]
posted by stammer
on Aug 17, 2006 -
Like, what are the main differences between Marx's Communism and Trotsky's Communism?
posted by xmutex
on Jun 21, 2006 -
What are the best blogs dealing with East Asian politics, specifically China, the Koreas and Japan? Bonus if commentary about US foreign policy toward these nations is included.
posted by dead_
on Nov 7, 2005 -
I'm looking for nonfiction accounts of daily civilian life in the former Soviet Union / Eastern Bloc nations. Please recommend some titles. Thanks!
posted by pieoverdone
on Apr 10, 2005 -
I have to give a short presentation today in my Chinese Lit. class on the cultural revolution (i.e. approx. '66-'69, the upsurge by students and workers against the Chinese Communist Party, initiated by Mao) and, aside from such sources as Wikipedia, etc, was wondering if anyone had any interesting points to make about it, or revealing links, sources, etc, that would aid me in my presentation. My teacher lived in China around this time, so anything from a unique perspective would be appreciated by both her and I. Thanks!
posted by jruckman
on Apr 7, 2005 -