Marxism and Confucianism Today: Comparative Philosophies in the Eurasian Realm

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At this historical moment, with China undergoing dynamic change and internal challenges, its philosophical underpinnings are revisited. Speakers from Tsinghua discuss Marxism and Confucianism as understood in China, historically and within the contemporary context. Marxism shared as a central organizing philosophy by much of Eurasia until the late 20th century is discussed by Berkeley respondents in a wide-ranging conversation on comparative theory and practice.

 

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gaelach..

leninism..

Requires a historical perspective on philosophy or can be gleaned from marxist, leninist, stalinist, etc. texts?
 
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gaelach..

leninism..

Requires a historical perspective on philosophy or can be gleaned from marxist, leninist, stalinist, etc. texts?

Lenin came from a tradition of agrarian revolt in Russia that had nothing particularly to do with Marxism or Socialism - the equivalent of the White Boys in Ireland. That was really the emotional background to Lenin - and remember that his brother was hanged for an attack on the Tsar. You have to take all of that particularly Russia background into consideration - reading Marx certainly wouldn't help you too much in that. Stalin, of course, was very particularly Caucasian. You have to understand that part of the word to understand Stalin.
 

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Lenin came from a tradition of agrarian revolt in Russia that had nothing particularly to do with Marxism or Socialism - the equivalent of the White Boys in Ireland. That was really the emotional background to Lenin - and remember that his brother was hanged for an attack on the Tsar. You have to take all of that particularly Russia background into consideration - reading Marx certainly wouldn't help you too much in that. Stalin, of course, was very particularly Caucasian. You have to understand that part of the word to understand Stalin.
spell it out clearly to me; you suggest i read stalin; Does that bookstore beside the ghastly-looking theatre around old temple bar stock him?
 
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spell it out clearly to me; you suggest i read stalin; Does that bookstore beside the ghastly-looking theatre around old temple bar stock him?

I'd say you could get some of his works in Connolly Books, you can also get his works online here:

 
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