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Swerves, Curves, and Cultural Conceits, the Defining of Socialism Tadit Anderson

((This article seems to be progressing well, imo. I've incorporated some input, which was to change the beginning, which I have. Nov 9th 2014)).

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: http://www.jeffreybperry.net/index.htm 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
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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).

"Economic and Fiscal Functionality through the Lens of Socializing Movements" by Tadit Anderson

The probability of demonstrating the democratic functionality of MMT/ff economic and fiscal policies in an academic or literate fashion to persuade politicians toward a conversion experience is unlikely. Even with our best communicators speaking in a mass media context or other public forums there are various other factors that need to be examined, such as learning styles and self interest. Even if the analysis is right and validated by history the politicians will act upon the net amount of political influence supporting one set of policy priorities over another set of interests.

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