Re: Reading list request

From: Rakesh Bhandari (rakeshb@STANFORD.EDU)
Date: Wed Sep 03 2003 - 03:21:05 EDT

>A comrade sent me this comment
>  <<Until we write the canonical book on mechanical materialism, utopian and
>scientific, we need to find a way to close the gap in the reading list between
>mid/late 19th century & mid/late 20th century materialism.
>I feel we need books on classic and contemporary struggles on the list but my
>reading stops somewhere in the mid 1980's. Does anyone write good stuff on
>revolution/transition in the new world order beyond the tedious
>moralising humanism of the anti-globalisers?>>
>Does anyone have any suggestions on this.

Paul, not quite clear as to what is being requested--a book on the
doctine of materialism or a book on recent social struggles. As for
the latter, may I recommend that your comrade use a search engine to
look up the names of Peter Waterman and Rohini Hensman. Both have
steered clear of moralising humanism.

Here's a start:

If your comrade does read them, would be interested in his comments.

Yours, Rakesh

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