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Enlightenment, The
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  1. Break Their Haughty Power
    Resource Type: Website
    Articles on capitalism, socialism, and revolution, from a left-Marxist perspective.
  2. Class Warfare
    Interviews with David Barsamian

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
  3. Condorcet, Marquis de
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    Resource Type: Article
    (1743-1794).French philosopher, mathematician, and early political scientist.
  4. The Ecology of Freedom
    The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    Bookchin's synthesis of ecology, anthropology and political theory traces conflicting legacies of hierarchy and freedom from the first emergence of human culture to today's globalized capitalism, constantly pointing the way to a sane, sustainable ecological future.
  5. Encyclopédie
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    Resource Type: Article
    A general encyclopedia published in France between 1751 and 1772
  6. The Enlightenment
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    Resource Type: Article
    A term used to describe a time in Western philosophy and cultural life, centered upon the eighteenth century.
  7. Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution
    Volume I: State and Bureaucracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
    A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
  8. Malik, Kenan
    Resource Type: Website
    Website and blog of Kenan Malik, featuring articles on race, identity, multiculturalism, diversity, and censorship.
  9. A Marxist History of the World part 45: The Enlightenment
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    What gave the Enlightenment its subversive, politically corrosive character was its critique of institutions and practices which appeared comparatively irrational in the light of modern thinking, argues Neil Faulkner.
  10. On Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
    Arendt examines the American, French, and Russian revolutions and draws conclusions about the meaning of revolution.
  11. A People's History of the World
    From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative or ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
  12. Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    Against the thesis that Western subalterns are made of different stuff, Chibber argues that human beings are, at their core, not that different across contexts. The winds of history and culture may change many things, but not human constitutions. His defense of this argument sets the stage for a deliberate, careful explication of the key tenets of historical materialism. This argument is that humans, everywhere, take an interest in defending their well-being and their dignity.
  13. Race, pluralism and the meaning of difference
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1998
    Far from establishing a critique of racial thinking, the politics of difference appropriates many of its themes and reproduces the very assumptions upon which racism has historically been based. Most critically, the embrace of difference has undermined the capacity to defend equality.
  14. Rethinking The Idea Of 'Christian Europe'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Looking to the traditional, moral and identity platform of Christianity in Europe.
  15. Strange Fruit
    Why Both Sides Are Wrong in the Race Debate

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    Malik makes the case that most anti-racists accept the belief, also held by racialists and outright racists, that differences between groups are of great importance. While racialists attribute the differences to biology, anti-racists attribute them to deep-rooted cultural traditions which are typically seen as inherent in the group. Malik argues that these positions are actually quite similar, and makes the case that racism and racial inequality are best combatted by focusing not on our differences but on what unites us. Malik also strongly criticizes the cultural relativism of many anti-racists, and their increasing tendency to reject science as some kind of western imperialist conspiracy to oppress the rest of the world.

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