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Lenin: the Theory of Knowledge of Dialectical Materialism - Part Eleven

1. What is Matter? What is Experience?

The first of these questions is constantly being hurled by the idealists and agnostics, including the Machists, at the materialists; the second question by the materialists at the Machists. 274 more words

Philosophy

Prager University......"Who Are the Racists in America?"

The American Left claims conservatives conduct a war on women. Yet, over the past generation the raunchiest American institution regarding “Truth of Language” is the National Organization of Women. 321 more words

Marxism

Black Hair and Marxist Cultural Aesthetic

In response to both Ashley’s and Lauren’s posting regarding hair, I would add to the incredibly confusing, chaotic condition of African Americans live in today. Like the Chris Rock documentary, … 797 more words

Black Hair

On Change Leadership & Radical Theoretics

Reading Seamon’s “The Most Powerful Tools for Change” brings to minds to mind Zola’s classic naturalist tome Germinal, particularly the speech in the woods protagonist Etienne gives to the suffering miners to revolt against their serfdom to aristocracy (Part 4, Chapter 7). 779 more words

Learning Opportunities

Naomi Klein: ‘Only mass social movements can save us’

A review of  This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
by Naomi Klein (Alfred A Knopf, 2014)

By John Riddell. Despite endless conferences, treaties and solemn promises, greenhouse gas emissions have risen 61% since 1990, and the rate of increase is accelerating. 2,293 more words

Movements And Struggles

The Importance and Limits of Rigorous Language in Theory and History Writing

Antoine Lavoisier is a figure about whom I’ve read quite a bit in recent weeks. Part of my ongoing attempt to strengthen my own grasp of Marxist theory has involved an intensive reading program. 915 more words

Musing

Lenin: the Theory of Knowledge of Dialectical Materialism - Part Ten

The Criterion of Practice in the Theory of Knowledge

…Before we perceive, we breathe; we cannot exist without air, food and drink.

“Does this mean then that we must deal with questions of food and drink when examining the problem of the ideality or reality of the world? 247 more words

Philosophy