By Roddy Slorach
Slorach exhibits how capitalism created incapacity via turning our minds and our bodies into commodities to be priced and traded. those that don't healthy are excluded and pointed out as an issue.
This ebook examines the origins and improvement of incapacity, taking a look at incapacity hobbies in several elements of the area and the hidden historical past of teams reminiscent of disabled warfare veterans, deaf humans and people in psychological misery.
It argues that Marxism is helping offer an figuring out of the politics and nature of incapacity and provides a imaginative and prescient of a higher international for all.
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Mit [Fernbach's] Auswahl der Texte legt der Band [. .. ] einen anderen Schwerpunkt als die auf Deutsch zugängliche Sammlung, . .. . Zugleich werden so einige Artikel Levis zugänglich, die auf Deutsch – soweit ersichtlich – nur im unique, nicht aber in einem Nachdruck vorliegen. Gerade dieseTexte sind sehr spannend, zeigen sie doch Levi als politischen Denker, der für innerparteiliche Demokratie Stellung bezieht, und sich als scharfsinniger Analytiker der politischen Lage in der Weimarer Republik erweist.
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The starting of the challenge within the Communist occasion and the International
Letter to Loriot
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Our direction: opposed to Putschism
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Letter to Lenin (1921)
The calls for of the Kommunistische Arbeitsgemeinschaft
Part 3: The Soviet Question
Letter to Clara Zetkin
Introduction to Rosa Luxemburg’s pamphlet The Russian Revolution
Introduction to Trotsky, the teachings of October
The Retreat from Leninism
After Ten Years
Approaching the End
Part 4: The German Republic
The homicide of Erzberger
The wishes of the Hour
Why we're becoming a member of the United Social-Democratic Party
The Assassination of Rathenau
The scenario after Rathenau’s Death
The Reich and the Workers
The Defenders of the Republic
After the Oath
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Author: Peter Green
Source: old Materialism, quantity 22, factor 1, pages two hundred – 222
Subjects: Social Sciences
Document variety: booklet Review
Publication yr : 2014
DOI: 10. 1163/1569206X-12341342
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- Socialism or Barbarism
- Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective
- Karl Marx's Das Kapital: A Modern Day Interpretation of a True Classic
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A Very Capitalist Condition: A History and Politics of Disability by Roddy Slorach