The Ancient Greek(Athenian) Drachma Compared to the US al. Tadit Anderson

The Ancient Greek Drachma compared to the US Greenbacks, and Present Day US Dollars et al. ( will expand on this in the days ahead,Tadit)

Swerves, Curves, and the Conceits of Scholars Tadit Anderson

(( update this chapter has expanded into two chapters. What follows here is centered around essentially a review of the book The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt. I have used this book to demonstrate a number of problems within academia relative to deficient aspects of how material related to western cultural history and development tend to diminish a comprehensive understanding particularly of ancient western history. The next chapter will review the history of the ancient and classical west relative to the genuine development and resistance to functional democracy.

Pericles and the Socialization of Economics by Tadit Anderson 2014

later: I've moved on to writing another chapter this one examining to importance of Epicurus and the 600 year Epicurean movement, and its relationship to "socialism" as promoted by Karl Marx in his dissertation. An important part of this is the contribution made by Benjamin Farrington in his book The Faith of Epicurus, with a side analysis of a popular level book by Greenblatt entitled "The Swerve." See the article above this piece.

The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg, Against the Grain Interview

Proponent of the mass strike and socialist democracy, advocate of anticapitalism and anti-imperialism -- Rosa Luxemburg is a thinker for our tumultuous times. Peter Hudis, editor of the planned 14-volume The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, talks about the pioneering Marxist theoretician and leader, and explains why her radical politics and vision endure nearly a century after her assassination.

Jeffrey B. Perry on Theodore Allen's "The Invention of the White Race"

This is a complement to the interview with Gerald Horne. This is a short version of this presentation by Jeffrey Perry on Theodore Allen's deep and scholarly attack upon the superstitions that define White Supremacy and related issues. His website: has additional videos and articles posted. This is also offered because of the motivations involved with white supremacy are at their root economic in nature.

Interview of Dr. Gerald Horne by "Against the Grain" KPFA Demythologizing The American Revolution

I very, highly recommend this interview of Professor Gerald Horne by the KFPA interview program Against the Grain. I have personally been advocating for an authentic historical narrative to the "creation myth" versions of early American history as a massive collection of historical conceits for a long time. Dr. Horne comes from a perspective kindred to Charles Beard's The Economic Consequences of the US Constitution. Dr. Horne has a number of books in print on a number of related topics particularly related to slavery

Has History a Meaning? By Benjamin Farrington (1950)

This is another lecture given by Benjamin Farrington, who I consider to be a nearly lost great scholar of socialism. Farrington's text below is unedited.
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Open Letter to Pope Francis By Michael Bauwens P2P Foundation

An Open Letter to Pope Francis on the Ethical Economy

Dear Pope Francis,

I write to you as a cultural Catholic moved by admiration for the Christian values and how they have been embodied by social change activists such as Ivan Illich, E.F. Schumacher, Paolo Freire, and profound and provocative thinkers such as Marshall McLuhan and Bruno Latour.

"The Challenge of Social-ism" by Benjamin Farrington (1947), ed. by Tadit Anderson (2014)

Preface by Tadit Anderson: The following is an article published in 1947 in the Irish "Review" by Benjamin Farrington, who was a noted "social-ist," classics scholar, and professor. The title "The Challenge of Socialism" combined a call by James Connolly, who had been an inspiration and mentor to Farrington in absentia. Farrington echoes Connolly in calling for the communal capacity for the creation of jobs. This specific advocacy did not have the economic and fiscal depth which has evolved as part of the legacy work to Modern Monetary Theory/functional finance(MMT/ff).

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