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A brief note on history, revolution and the difference between a capitalist and a socialist state

The bourgeoisie were the middle class during the age of feudalism. When feudalism (in western Europe) was overthrown by the working masses allied with the bourgeoisie (in the so-called bourgeois revolutions of the 18th and 19th century), the latter came … Continue reading

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On the scientific method – An excerpt from “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmos:_A_Spacetime_Odyssey S01E05: “Hiding in the Light” 00:13:35,725 DEGRASSE TYSON: Ibn al-Hazen was the first person ever to set down the rules of science. He created an error-correcting mechanism, a systematic and relentless way to sift out misconceptions in our thinking. … Continue reading

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The Collapse of the Soviet Union Reconsidered by Roger Keeran and Thomas Kenny (May 10, 2014)

http://mltoday.com/the-collapse-of-the-soviet-union-reconsidered We argued that the Soviet Union did not collapse because socialism failed. Rather, the system of socialism based on collective or state ownership of property and state planning proved a remarkable success, particularly from the point of view of … Continue reading

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Excerpts from “Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union” by Roger Keeran & Thomas Kenny, part 2

I just ran into some older screenshots (forgot all about them ’cause I read the first half of the book and only after a few months continued with the second half) which still seem extremely relevant. Of course, I strongly … Continue reading

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Excerpts from “Socialism Betrayed: Behind the Collapse of the Soviet Union” by Roger Keeran & Thomas Kenny

See my selection of excerpts from the first part of the book here. Page 259: Page 337: Page 436: Page 444: Pages 447-449: Page 479:

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