What are some good non-theory lefty books out there? All i know are Persepolis and the Iron heel and a few others.
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William Morris - News From Nowhere
The Hainish Cycle by Ursula Le Guin is also recommended a lot.
Her family are communist tho.
It’s pretty sympathetic to communism. Also Iran’s government is a literal theoocracy. They aren’t leftist.
don't care. so she decided to make a shitty manga shilling for kibbutzim and regime change.
If you don't critically support Iran, then you support Zionism/Americanism, whether you like it or not.
Bush is that you?
geopolitics was a mistake
Yes, support a government that murders communists.
This isn't about your feels, this is about geopolitics. There is only a handful of countries on the planet that stands against imperialism, and Iran is one of them.
A communist revolution in Iran would never ever succeed, and the destabilization of the country, whether by nationalists, communists or liberals, would only be a boon to the imperialist axis.
Dude just let America invade and propagate everything that isn't a utopian leftist society. Libya was obviously better off without Gaddafi in it's wartorn hellhole landscape because it wasn't full Communism. Eat a icepick
You aren’t a communist.
Revolution is more important then supporting a side in Capitalist Infighting.
Your retarted, besides if a revolution occurred in Iran, why would America invade. Oh wait, they wouldn’t.
Could we go back to talking about lefty books in this thread.
You aren't a commnunist.
In 99% of the cases I would agree.
Unless the winning side is going to comply with imperialist interests, yes of fucking course they would.
The absolute state of Trots.
Red Star Over China
She puts on a hijab and flies back to Iran at the end because she's made her peace with it dummy
based. I can feel my psychic energy channeling into drumpf's mind so that he can invade iran
Sorry I'll delete my posts now that the trot is gone.
There were actual Trotskyists from Argentina who went to Libya to fight against Gaddafi. They later went to Syria and formed an FSA brigade which fought against both the Syrian government and the YPG.
Zizek recommended this and I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you want to have a glance at the madness of the first half of the 20th century it's an excellent read.
I used to read a lot of fiction, poetry, dramas, and I do miss it to some degree. Since I became a communist I realized just how important theory is, so I focus on it entirely.
What's wrong with her eyes?
My personal favorite: Camus short stories. "The Voiceless" is about a failed strike, "The Renegade, or A Confused Mind" is about a naive christian missionary getting rapekilled by a tribe he tried to convert.
Have a bump and some "(you)s"
If you love the absurd, linguistic humor, general weirdness, people (dead or alive) getting raped left and right, chairs requiring medical assistance, mice playing with balls of sunlight, etc. you don't know what you are missing out on when not reading pic related.
I recommend (in this exact order) his Autumn in Peking for its light anti-civ themes and general sense of impending doom, and his heartbreaking Froth on the Daydream for its anti-war stance, and his I Shall Spit on Your Graves for a story of a niggerboy killing and raping stuck up white people.
Dude had an epic death, too:
That's legit how Tudeh was, communists in Iran were always strangely aristocratic
I suspect they were a lot better when they had more mass support, before the Shah destroyed them. Modern Tudeh are basically Trots. And other """socialist""" Iranian groups like the MEK… well, you know what happened with them.
Trots scream and rage against the Iranian Revolution because their diminished micro-sects didn't magically take command of it. It certainly would have been more ideal if socialists had been able to lead the revolution, but it was (and is) still a massive victory, and Khomeini and Khamenei are based.
It's basically ML vanguardism in novel form, Jose Saramago was a Portuguese communist who lived most of his life under the thumb of the Novo Estado regime
I bought Roadside Picnic, written by the Strugatsky brothers, after I saw it being discussed here about a year ago, and even though it doesn't directly talk about communism I really enjoyed reading some soviet science fiction. Didn't feel the same way as western sci-fi, which really grasped my attention.
Based. I'll have to look for this one. There's lots of anarchist fiction, but I think that's because it's easier to make up stories when you're running on idealism and utopianism than materialism. I read The Dispossessed by Ursula K Le Guin, which was ok, but Anarchism seems to work "just because" and the USSR stand in is basically what your average "wasn't real socialism" type leftist thinks of it as.
Reading this so I can finally understand the @Cuttlefish_BTC threads about it:
Victor Serge (probably more so known for his great non-fiction)
More on the Fabian side open to marxist analysis:
George Bernard Shaw
Ubu Roi (Ubu the King or King Ubu) is a play by Alfred Jarry. It was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre de l'Œuvre, causing a riotous response in the audience as it opened and closed on December 10, 1896. It is considered a wild, bizarre and comic play, significant for the way it overturns cultural rules, norms, and conventions. To some of those who were in the audience on opening night, including W. B. Yeats and the poet and essayist Catulle Mendès, it seemed an event of revolutionary importance, but many were mystified and outraged by the seeming childishness, obscenity, and disrespect of the piece. It is now seen by some to have opened the door for what became known as modernism in the twentieth century. It is a precursor to Dada, Surrealism and the Theatre of the Absurd. It is the first of three stylised burlesques in which Jarry satirises power, greed, and their evil practices—in particular the propensity of the complacent bourgeoisie to abuse the authority engendered by success.
Ubu Roi was followed by Ubu Cocu (Ubu Cuckolded) and Ubu Enchaîné (Ubu in Chains), neither of which was performed during Jarry's 34-year life. One of his later works, a novel/essay on "pataphysics", is offered as an explanation behind the ideas that underpin Ubu Roi. Pataphysics is, as Jarry explains, "the science of the realm beyond metaphysics". Pataphysics is a pseudo-science Jarry created to critique members of the academy. It studies the laws that "govern exceptions and will explain the universe supplementary to this one". It is the "science of imaginary solutions".
Persepolis sucks. It's such self indulgent crap from a self obsessed hack.
Also "The Crab Cannery," Japanese proletarian fiction.
Books by him
Andromeda: A Space-Age Tale
The Bull's Hour
And the rest afterwards