ORIENTERING 1. MAY 1970: The 100th anniversary of Lenin's birth is being celebrated all over the world. Today, Lenin is a historical leading figure for rebellious people in the world's poorest peasant country, writes Hans Fredrik Dahl in this article, where he emphasizes Lenin's role as a dialectical revolutionary, politician and journalist rather than theorist and philosopher.
Razmig Keucheyan Zones: Read about artifacts. Comment sort about consumerism
FALSE NEEDS: Keucheyan does not want an authoritarian Marxism where the bureaucracy decides what the citizens need. He also suggests that in order to reduce current consumption, manufacturers must make products with longer life and warranty periods.
"Only a radical abolition of the structural conditions for the exclusion of workers – black and white – will be able to slow down the ongoing social exclusion process in the United States," historian David Roediger claims in a new book.
: Dag Østerberg published this month the book From Marx 'to Recent Capital Criticism. We use the opportunity to address Marx in a critical way – with topics such as alienation, competitive societies, and the role of anarchism and intellectuals now.
: Mao's idealistic theory that the Cultural Revolution is enough to abolish the classes is incorrect – and our left wing's admiration for this superficial idea can have unfortunate consequences for politics in the future, writes Dag Østerberg in this text from 1968.
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