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What's on your reading list?

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 30 Aug 2008, 18:12
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Post 21 May 2014, 22:47
Obviously we can always find more stuff to read and re-read, but I'm asking what the main books at the top of your reading list are.

After I've finished The Wealth of Nations (Smith) these are my priorities (in no particular order):

The Essence of Christianity (Feuerbach)
Prison Notebooks (Gramsci)
The Accumulation of Capital (Luxemburg)
Materialism and Empirio-Criticism (Lenin)
Trotsky's main works - I've never read any Trotsky(!)
Articles on Russia (Marx and Engels)
Articles on the United States (Marx and Engels)

I also need to find time to finish Anti-Duhring which I got about a quarter of the way through and got bored of. Part of me just wants to jump straight to Socialism: Utopian and Scientific but I'm resisting the urge.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 21 Dec 2004, 23:53
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Post 03 Jun 2014, 04:30
A couple of books I pulled out of a large "to read" (whenever the hell I get around to it) pile:

The Long March by Edgar Snow
Marx's General by Tristham Hunt
Sex Work: Writings by Women in the Sex Industry
The Anatomy of Revolution by Crane Brinton
Memoirs of a Wobbly by Henry McGucklin
Bitter Fruit by Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer
Spies and Commissars by Robert Service
Setting the East Ablaze by Peter Hopkirk
China's Road to the Korean War by Chen
Slavery by Another Name by Douglas Blackman
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Divide and Ruin by Don Glazebrook
Dare Call it Treason by Watt
The Political Economy of Revolutionary Nicaragua by Spaldin
The Big Squeeze by Steven Greenhouse
Zombie Capitalism by Chris Harman

"By what standard of morality can the violence used by a slave to break his chains be considered the same as the violence of a slave master?" - Walter Rodney
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 14 Nov 2014, 02:42
Post 14 Nov 2014, 04:53
Greetings to everybody from me! I am a new member here, and yes, I am indeed a Communist. Currently I am reading The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State, by Engels. After that, I intend to tackle Das Kapital and Theories of Surplus Value (sometimes called Das Kapital vol. 4. I have recently gotten the Kindle app on my new "smart phone" device, which has enabled me to get 14 books by Marx, Engels, or Lenin, most of them free, and that's assuming you count the four volumes of Capital as one book. So I am set for awhile in terms of my reading.

I've studied a great deal of Mao's work, I have Volumes 1-5 of the Selected Works of Chairman Mao and the Quotations (all in hardcopy), and I do have the three volumes of Capital in hardcopy, but they are packed away right now after a recent move. I have the Nook, but the Kindle seems better for certain things, and this topic appears to be one of them.

So, is this site heavily visited? I am immensely curious. How much stuff actually goes on here? I shall look around myself, of course, but do tell me a bit about the place, and about yourself. I'll say more about me as the need presents itself. It seems rather pretentious to do so now.
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