Category Archives: Meta

Posts related to the blog itself or the ##marxism IRC channel on freenode

Spirit of Contradiction has outgrown its previous shared hosting solution, and so we’ve moved it. This may result in some weird behaviour for a couple of days while configuration is taking place. The result will be a much much faster … Continue reading

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We’ve tried to keep a reasonable compromise between security and convenience, between automatically rejecting too many comments or approving too much spam. At this it seems we have failed (well, I should say I have, given I made the choices … Continue reading

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A Call for a Leftist Front a la Mont Pèlerin

  Friedrich von Hayeck ends his famous essay The Intellectuals and Socialism with the question of whether the intellectual revival of liberalism occurring in some places in the post-WWII world (notably in Germany and the Anglophone countries) was “in time”. … Continue reading

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Forum of Contradiction: a complementary space

IRC makes for a very good way to communicate in realtime, especially for multi-user chat with people one doesn’t necessarily know already. In my view, it is a far superior means to the modern so-called instant messaging systems such as … Continue reading

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Debate on sortition

On the 27th of August, the IRC ##marxism channel on Freenode celebrated its first team debate. If this doesn’t mean a lot to you, check the ##marxism debates page for more information. Basically, ##marxism is a channel on IRC–a text … Continue reading

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Debate on the role of the party

At the ##marxism channel, on the Freenode IRC network, we’re holding debates on some of the burning questions for Marxists. A few days ago, we held a surprisingly interesting debate on the class nature of the USSR. The format of … Continue reading

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Regards from modulus

Hi, all, This is a little introduction post. It seems a good idea to tell something about myself before getting into deeper waters, and it will hopefully break the ice. After having finished my law degree in 2010, I suppose … Continue reading

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