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  1. - Marx, The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte - Engels, Letter to J.Bloch 1890
  2. I think subordination here should be taken as the ability of the imposition of one will upon another (thus why it is presupposed). A will that wills for the and in place of the subordinated will; that is what subordination seems to imply, an order of rank of wills. I believe that one has to take into account the use of the word will in political philosophy: for example, you can find the theme of sacrificing the will of the individual to the state for something (eg safety) in a number of writers. Even if you think that these words don't fit this use in the way you understand, I suppose that you still have to go with the writer's use. But imo, Engels' definition is in line with most of the anarchist literature of the time. Now, about whether they are necessary, I would say that you have to take them as such by definition, since Engels seems to understand them as necessary to one another, as interdependent. But if you mean necessary in general, outside the text, then no, they don't have to be. Of course not all contemporary anarchists would oppose them in all cases (still most seem to), but because I believe that ever text should be seen in its historical context, I think that it does a very good job in offering a critique of anarchism, or more correctly, an answer to the anarchist criticisms of Marxism that motivated Engels in writing that piece. You are welcome 😘
  3. - Etienne Balibar, The Philosophy of Marx
  4. ... Additional nominations based on what we've seen so far: @Useugi for External Affairs - I far less ''creative'' post. I think you could get elected with a good programme. @Varsala for Activities. @Autonomous Masses for Information.
  5. Thank you for considering me, but I will not accept the nomination. However, I will nominate @Burninati0n for WA Delegate, @Aarnonia for External Affairs and @Free British Socialist Republics for Information.
  6. WA Block Voting Organization

    That erases all concerns I might have, really. I don't see any reason to not move this forward and see how it goes.
  7. Hello there!

    Um, excuse me, but this is supposed to be a leftist regions and only real life leftists are allowed.
  8. - The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof, Capital Vol.1, Karl Marx Note: Marx's concept of commodity fetishism has deeply influenced generations of major thinkers, Marxists and non-Marxists, from Georg Lukacs until contemporaries, like Slavoj Zizek. Its place is Marx's analysis has always been a matter of debate. Interpretations may vary.
  9. Thank you for considering me. However, I will not accept the nomination due to a lack of time to retain this position at the current moment.
  10. I will nominate @Burninati0n for the position of the Comrade WA Delegate and @Zenganopoli for the position of Councilor of Activities.
  11. - Karl Marx, Theses on Feuerbach (1845)
  12. - Amadeo Bordiga, Party and Class
  13. - The ABC of Communism, Nikolai Bukharin & Yevgeni Preobrazhensky