Lenin

The Zenkyoto Generation as an IdeologyYukio Mishima and Japanese Literature

Shuhei Kosaka, "Zenkyoto Generation as an Ideology" - Recommended work to feel the spirit of the times from the 60's through the author's personal narrative.

学生紛争とは何だったのか。

あの時代を知らない私からすれば、あまりに不思議でどう理解してよいかもわからぬ複雑怪奇な存在でした。

本書は著者の個人的な語りを通して全共闘や赤軍まで見ていきます。

全共闘や学生紛争についての入門として本書は非常におすすめです。この時代を知らない私達若い世代こそこの本を読むべきではないかと思います。ぜひ手に取ってみてはいかがでしょうか。

Stalin's LibraryHistory of the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin

Jeffrey Roberts, "Stalin's Library" - A novel biography of Stalin from the perspective of reading. How did he view Dostoevsky?

Hating him doesn't explain why and how he went to such lengths."

This is a very important point made by the author. If we put Stalin away as just a big bad man, that is where our thinking ends.

This is a very stimulating book that looks at Stalin from the perspective of "reading" to find out why he was able to become a dictator and what was behind his success. The author's courage to attack from a minor angle, "reading," which in a sense is not easily associated with dictatorships, is nothing short of amazing. It is very innovative.

Dostoevsky and Christianity

Yasuyuki Takahashi, The Russian Church under Persecution: 70 Years of Orthodoxy in an Atheistic State - What was the state of Christianity in the Soviet era?

The Soviet era may be difficult for those of us living in the modern world to imagine. Even for those who lived in the Soviet Union during the same period, information was limited, so they were able to learn about the actual situation only to a limited extent.

In such a situation, religion, which was a taboo subject under the Soviet regime, was a particularly secretive matter.

The relationship between the Soviet Union and the Russian Orthodox Church can be known only now that the Soviet Union has collapsed.

This book is a very valuable book to learn about this.

I think this book is a very significant work in terms of knowing Dostoevsky.

Marx Engels Writings and Related Works

Yohei Nakajima, "The Eve of Socialism: Saint-Simon, Owen, and Fourier" - Was Marx's label of imaginary socialists unjustified?

Saint-Simon, Owen, and Fourier were labeled "fantastical socialists" by Marx Engels. This book looks at whether these three men were really fantastical socialists.

As stated in the book introduction above, this is a stimulating work that provides an insight into its reality, which is "neither fanciful nor socialist".

Don Quixote, the beloved itinerant knight.

Che Guevara, "Marx-Engels Sketch" - What does Guevara think of Marxism? That Guevara wrote a biography of Marx!

This work is very much about where Che Guevara stands on Marxism.

First, when we think of Marxism, we think of the Soviet Union, but from Guevara's perspective, Soviet-style Marxism seemed to be distorted from the original Marx. The Soviet Union had become a rigid bureaucracy, and its reality was different from Guevara's ideal of Marxism.

In this article I will tell you what Guevara thought of Marxism and what I think of it!

Marx Engels Writings and Related Works

プラトン『国家』あらすじと感想~エリートによる国家運営の原型。ここからすでに管理社会は始まっていた

私が今回この本を読みたいと思った最大の理由は彼の国家観がユートピア思想の先駆けともいえるものだったという点にあります。

プラトンの『国家』がヨーロッパ人の精神に多大な影響を与え、後のトマス・モアの『ユートピア』につながり、そこからさらに空想的社会主義者たちやマルクス、レーニン、スターリンの世界にも繋がっていくというのは非常に興味深いものがありました。

かつては挫折したこの本ですが、やはり「今読まねばならぬ」という目的意識があると全然違ってきますね。

「目的があること」は読書における良いスパイスであることを実感した読書になりました。

Marx Engels Writings and Related Works

Thomas More's "Utopia" Synopsis and Comments - Dystopia already from the beginning of Utopia?

「ユートピア」という言葉は現代を生きる私達にも馴染み深い言葉ですが、この言葉を生み出した人物こそこのトマス・モアです。

ユートピアでは一日の仕事は6時間でそれ以上は労働することはありません。ですが仕事を含めた一日のスケジュールが徹底的な監視の下管理されるという、これが私たちの感覚で言えばなかなかのディストピアっぷりなのです。まさに『一九八四年』のビッグブラザーそのものです。

そうです、ユートピア小説はその始まりからしてディストピアだったのです。これは読んでいて驚きでした。

Marx Engels Writings and Related Works

Engels' masterpiece "From Imagination to Science" - A best-selling introduction to Marxism! Is Marxism a religious phenomenon?

難解で大部な『資本論』と、簡単でコンパクトな『空想から科学へ』。

この組み合わせがあったからこそマルクス主義が爆発的に広がっていったということができるかもしれません。

「マルクスは宗教的な現象か」というテーマにおいてこの記事では私の結論を述べていきます。エンゲルスはこの作品においてとてつもないことを成し遂げました。

この作品はマルクス思想を考える上で『資本論』と並んで決定的な意味を持つ作品です。ぜひ読んで頂きたい記事となっています

Learn about the life and thought background of Marx Engels

(69) Thinking about the Marxism of Lenin and Stalin - Is Marx Engels guilty?

Now, it is time for the general summary of this book.

The author began the book by pointing out that while Marx has been reevaluated around the world in recent years, there is a tendency to hold Engels responsible for the politics of fear in the Soviet Union, China, and other communist countries.

In response to this trend, this book traces the life and ideological background of Marx Engels in order to examine the question, "Is Engels really guilty?" In this book, we have traced the life and ideological background of Marx Engels in order to examine the question, "Is Engels really guilty?

In this article I will also share my thoughts on such Marx Engels.