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Al Szymanski, Is the Red Flag Flying? (PDF DL)

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Post 02 Dec 2013, 09:21
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2edjqht4w7yn4 ... Flying.pdf

The most well-known work defending the claim that capitalism was not restored in the USSR after Stalin's death and that the USSR was still socialist.
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Post 02 Dec 2013, 09:43
Thanks! I added this to my Amazon wish list recently, but as you've done this service, then ta v. much!
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Post 02 Dec 2013, 10:35
I also realized this should probably be moved to the USSR forum.
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Post 02 Dec 2013, 13:00
Thank you so much Ismail! This looks to be an invaluable resource.
"The thing about capitalism is that it sounds awful on paper and is horrendous in practice. Communism sounds wonderful on paper and when it was put into practice it was done pretty well for what they had to work with." -MiG
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Post 02 Dec 2013, 13:30
Ismail wrote:
I also realized this should probably be moved to the USSR forum.
It was okay in Dustbin of History, but I've moved it to USSR anyway.
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Post 02 Dec 2013, 13:57
Szymanski's other work, Human Rights in the Soviet Union, will also be online eventually, as will The Russians Are Coming: The Politics of Anti-Sovietism by a different author.
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Post 14 Dec 2013, 16:36
Human Rights in the Soviet Union now online: http://www.scribd.com/doc/191488143/Hum ... viet-Union
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Post 10 Feb 2014, 20:25
A post of mine from another forum:
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I'm bumping this because I have just obtained (via a Canadian guy I know) Socialism in the Soviet Union by Jonathan Aurthur and The Myth of Capitalism Reborn by Michael Goldfield and Mel Rothenberg. I shall scan the former tomorrow and the latter the day after that. I'll scan the Allen book eventually, but said Canadian also sent me two compilations of Lenin works (on culture, and on workers' control and nationalization) and I still have some Albanian works to scan.
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Post 10 Feb 2014, 22:53
Ismail wrote:
Human Rights in the Soviet Union now online: http://www.scribd.com/doc/191488143/Hum ... viet-Union

Is this fiction or science-fiction?
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Post 11 Feb 2014, 09:13
EdvardK wrote:
Is this fiction or science-fiction?
Well the author had the incorrect view that the USSR after the Stalin period was still socialist, but otherwise it is of some value, at least in criticizing bourgeois conceptions of "human rights" as applied to the USSR both during the periods of Lenin and Stalin and under the revisionists.
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Post 11 Feb 2014, 09:35
Ismail wrote:
Well the author had the incorrect view that the USSR after the Stalin period was still socialist,

Hahahha... you are the ultimate authority on judging whether a political system of a country which you never visited and you never even existed when it was dissolved, is socialist or not? give me a break, please.
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Post 11 Feb 2014, 10:16
EdvardK wrote:
Hahahha... you are the ultimate authority on judging whether a political system of a country which you never visited and you never even existed when it was dissolved, is socialist or not? give me a break, please.
Oh, good, this means you have no authority to judge the social system of Albania. And neither you nor me have any authority to judge if the DPRK, modern-day China, etc. are socialist or capitalist, is that correct?
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Post 11 Feb 2014, 10:20
Ismail wrote:
Oh, good, this means you have no authority to judge the social system of Albania. And neither you nor me have any authority to judge if the DPRK, modern-day China, etc. are socialist or capitalist, is that correct?

Yes, in absolute terms which you use as th eultimate thruth and project yourself as the sole authority on shortcomings .. oops sorry, the great moments in Albanian history.
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Post 11 Feb 2014, 10:36
EdvardK wrote:
Yes, in absolute terms which you use as th eultimate thruth and project yourself as the sole authority on shortcomings
I don't see how I was projecting myself as the "sole authority" on anything.
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Post 11 Feb 2014, 23:14
Socialism in the Soviet Union now online: https://archive.org/details/SocialismIn ... hanAurthur

I'm going to wait for permission from the two authors of The Myth of Capitalism Reborn before I scan it.
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Post 11 Feb 2014, 23:25
Ismail wrote:
Socialism in the Soviet Union now online: https://archive.org/details/SocialismIn ... hanAurthur
I'm going to wait for permission from the two authors of The Myth of Capitalism Reborn before I scan it.

Why wait for a petty thing like permission from the two authors if this monumental book was written for the Soviet people and since everything in the USSR was socialized and not private?

Ismail wrote:
I don't see how I was projecting myself as the "sole authority" on anything.

Don't you ALWAYs, and i mean LITERALLY ALWAYS trash every single author or idea which is incongruent with your perception of reality in which you never ever participated?
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Post 11 Feb 2014, 23:39
EdvardK wrote:
Why wait for a petty thing like permission from the two authors if this monumental book was written for the Soviet people and since everything in the USSR was socialized and not private?
Erm, what? The author of the book attacked Maoists and pro-Albanian persons who held that capitalism had been restored in the USSR. It was published in the US, for Western readers.

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Don't you ALWAYs, and i mean LITERALLY ALWAYS trash every single author or idea which is incongruent with your perception of reality in which you never ever participated?
You really don't make sense.
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Post 11 Feb 2014, 23:49
Ismail wrote:
The author of the book attacked Maoists and pro-Albanian persons who held that capitalism had been restored in the USSR. It was published in the US, for Western readers.

Such outcasts must be dealt with accordingly - a firing squad in Lubianka or in downtown Tirana by Sigurimi would be appropriate, you agree comrade?

Ismail wrote:
You really don't make sense.

Try to read some books which are unpolluted with your shortsighted ideology and you will be able to see things in different perspectives as well.
I'm really sad to see how my opponents (staunch anti-communists) in real-life were labelling communists as shortsighted and limited in the ability to respond, and I must agree with them now. I prefer to be who I am than being a shortsighted narrowminded my-view-is-always-correct-because-i-believe-in-marx/stalin like you.
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Post 11 Feb 2014, 23:52
EdvardK wrote:
Try to read some books which are unpolluted with your shortsighted ideology and you will be able to see things in different perspectives as well.
You mean like the book which I just scanned?
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Post 11 Feb 2014, 23:58
Ismail wrote:
ou mean like the book which I just scanned?

No, i'm talking about an unbiased book like STALIN'S CURSE, compadre.
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