Connolly Books, Ireland's oldest radical bookshop, website launched.

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Dublin accent was quite strong along the SCRd
 


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Do they still sell Stalin's books?

Let's face it, they are no better than neo Nazi Holocaust deniers. Reason they have never had any support is people tend not to be attracted by parties who supported the murder of tens of millions of people.

Folk are strange like that ...
 

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The Lost Revolution: The Story of the Official IRA and the Workers' Party: by Brian Hanely and Scott Millar
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The Lost Revolution: The Story of the Official IRA and the Workers' Party: by Brian Hanely, Sco
The story of contemporary Ireland is inseparable from the story of the official republican movement, a story told here for the first time - from the clash between Catholic nationalist and socialist republicanism in the 1960s and '70s through the Workers' Party's eventual rejection of irredentism. A roll-call of influential personalities in the fields of politics, trade unionism and media - many still operating at the highest levels of Irish public life - passed though the ranks of this secretive movement, which never achieved its objectives but had a lasting influence on the landscape of Irish politics.

 

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Imperialism - The Highest Stage of Capitalism by V.I. Lenin
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Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism (1917), by Vladimir Lenin, describes the function of financial capital in generating profits from imperialist colonialism, as the final stage of capitalist development to ensure greater profits. The essay is a synthesis of Lenin's modifications and developments of economic theories that Karl Marx formulated in Das Kapital (1867).

 

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Republicanism and Socialism in Ireland: From Wolfe Tone to James Connolly by Priscilla Metscher
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Republicanism and Socialism in Ireland looks at the history of radical ideas in the period between democratic republicanism at the end of the eighteenth century and the 1916 Rising. It tells the story of the Irish freedom struggle, from the United Irishmen through the Young Ireland, Fenian and Land League movements of the nineteenth century to the socialist activities of James Connolly at the beginning of the twentieth century. It shows that Connolly's socialism cannot be isolated from republicanism and its tradition, that his life and work are the culminating point in the history of republicanism and socialism in Ireland.
Publisher: Connolly Books

 

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It tells the story of the Irish freedom struggle, from the United Irishmen through the Young Ireland, Fenian and Land League movements of the nineteenth century to the socialist activities of James Connolly at the beginning of the twentieth century.
I'm kinda sick of hearing about republicanism 'from the United Irishmen on' - it's a history which is purely English language in origin. Where is the history of the gaelic Irish from this time and from before it leading up to it? It is as if we didn't exist - in our millions. Is there any other country with such a dramatic and recent cut-off to its history as the Irish?
 

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I'm kinda sick of hearing about republicanism 'from the United Irishmen on' - it's a history which is purely English language in origin. Where is the history of the gaelic Irish from this time and from before it leading up to it? It is as if we didn't exist - in our millions. Is there any other country with such a dramatic and recent cut-off to its history as the Irish?
I guess it's the triumph of cultural imperialism and that's reflected in the last hundred years or so.
 

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The Lost Revolution: The Story of the Official IRA and the Workers' Party: by Brian Hanely and Scott Millar
**Available in store and online here ** €18.70 **
The Lost Revolution: The Story of the Official IRA and the Workers' Party: by Brian Hanely, Sco
The story of contemporary Ireland is inseparable from the story of the official republican movement, a story told here for the first time - from the clash between Catholic nationalist and socialist republicanism in the 1960s and '70s through the Workers' Party's eventual rejection of irredentism. A roll-call of influential personalities in the fields of politics, trade unionism and media - many still operating at the highest levels of Irish public life - passed though the ranks of this secretive movement, which never achieved its objectives but had a lasting influence on the landscape of Irish politics.

Good Read - but a bit long winded

Some of the characters in it are still with us

- its a wonder they were never sued

- or maybe it isn't....:confused:
 

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I'm kinda sick of hearing about republicanism 'from the United Irishmen on' - it's a history which is purely English language in origin. Where is the history of the gaelic Irish from this time and from before it leading up to it? It is as if we didn't exist - in our millions. Is there any other country with such a dramatic and recent cut-off to its history as the Irish?
There are innumerable books covering Irish History pre the 1790s

But the American and French Revolutions fundamentally changed the nature of what a Government should be for the peoples of Europe and of European stock

Over time those views spread across the World...
 

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Good Read - but a bit long winded

Some of the characters in it are still with us

- its a wonder they were never sued

- or maybe it isn't....:confused:
I have yet to read it myself but I've heard it does not paint the WOrkers Party in a good light that's for certain.
 

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What? Marxist bookshop embraces the running lackey of capitalism by hawking Connolly on the internet? Do I presume that the courier who delivers for them belongs to a union?
 

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What? Marxist bookshop embraces the running lackey of capitalism by hawking Connolly on the internet? Do I presume that the courier who delivers for them belongs to a union?
The "if ur a communist how do u sell stuff" argument was bound to pop up at one point or another.

Markets and currencies don't vanish in Socialist societies bud.. and Connolly's pamphlets are 3.50 each. Far below the price they are available on the internet or probably elsewhere in Ireland.
 

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Do they still sell Stalin's books?

Let's face it, they are no better than neo Nazi Holocaust deniers. Reason they have never had any support is people tend not to be attracted by parties who supported the murder of tens of millions of people.

Folk are strange like that ...
They are in the same bracket as the far right. . You are correct .
 

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The "if ur a communist how do u sell stuff" argument was bound to pop up at one point or another.

Markets and currencies don't vanish in Socialist societies bud.. and Connolly's pamphlets are 3.50 each. Far below the price they are available on the internet or probably elsewhere in Ireland.

Not this connolly? - https://www.marxists.org/archive/connolly/

August 1914 on german militarism:

If we had to choose between strengthening the German bully or the Russian autocrat the wise choice would be on the side of the German. For the German people are a highly civilised people, responsive to every progressive influence, and rapidly forging weapons for their own emancipation from native tyranny, whereas the Russian Empire stretches away into the depths of Asia, and relies on an army largely recruited from amongst many millions of barbarians who have not yet felt the first softening influence of civilisation. German thought is abreast of the best in the world; German influences have shaped for good the hopes of the world, but the thought and the hopes of the best in Russia was but the other day drowned in blood by Russia's worst.

https://www.marxists.org/archive/connolly/1914/08/germmili.htm

Lenin loved Connolly; but then Lenin was supported by germany in 1917 and had a german mother.
 

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They were a waste of space, literally; why would anyone want to waste further space on a bookshelf with this stuff?

Oh yes, our love of reading about the grinding suffering that we all somehow survive, just like a sicko blood spattered Jesus. Helped by a cheque from the cousin in Noo Yark and a nip of the cratur.

A communist ireland, it's the ultimate contradiction; the website has taken 20+ years to arrive, no one can accuse them of being fashion victims. From a great distance I will send my best to Connolly Books for its sheer perversity.
Special Category A was widely cited at the time because it was a very solid look at a niche area the media ignored. Sinn Fein never pushed it as their game was to get power on the backs of the prisoners.
The whole Republican thing does need a rethink. There are so many groups that one would need a spreadsheet to keep track of them. Irish Republicanism has no solid core. Yes,, there are some interesting half-radical books in Connolly Books but it is a poor tally for 1798-2016.
 

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I have yet to read it myself but I've heard it does not paint the WOrkers Party in a good light that's for certain.
Yes well the 'Workers Party' always was a bit of a spoof

Its hard to see how any of the upper echelons of that Party

- actually practised or believed what they were saying...

Of course they are long gone now

- or are they?
 

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The "if ur a communist how do u sell stuff" argument was bound to pop up at one point or another.

Markets and currencies don't vanish in Socialist societies bud.. and Connolly's pamphlets are 3.50 each. Far below the price they are available on the internet or probably elsewhere in Ireland.
Connolly is dead 100 years

He would probably die of Culture shock were he to appear in the Ireland of 2016....:shock:

His writings are useful

- but they are not Gospel
 


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