Jump to content
Comrades, The Red Fleet needs you! Read more... ×


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Freien last won the day on February 7 2019

Freien had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

127 Excellent

About Freien

  • Rank
  • Birthday 01/18/2000

Personal Information

  • Location
    Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Political Stance
    A Marxist

NationStates Information

  • Military Rank
    Petty Officer

Recent Profile Visitors

2,814 profile views
  1. Freien


    My game against Grod Island (I won): https://www.chess.com/daily/game/220839096 And that was my game against Courelli: https://www.chess.com/daily/game/220243048
  2. Freien

    SoL 3.1: What is Authority?

    It was already planned. Everything goes according to the plan, Burni.
  3. - Mikhail Bakunin, What Is Authority? (1871)
  4. - Marx, The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte - Engels, Letter to J.Bloch 1890
  5. 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 😘
  6. - Etienne Balibar, The Philosophy of Marx
  7. Freien

    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.
  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. - Karl Marx, Theses on Feuerbach (1845)
  10. - Amadeo Bordiga, Party and Class
  11. - The ABC of Communism, Nikolai Bukharin & Yevgeni Preobrazhensky
  12. -Emma Goldman, Anarchism: What is it? -Pyotr Kropotkin, Anarchist Communism, Basics and Its Principles