Additions to MIA Pieter Lawrence Archive

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  • #86028
    ALB
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    These have been added. Click on title to read:

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    25 January 2018: Added to the Pieter Lawrence Internet Archive:

    The Long and the Short and the Tall, March 1959
    Apartheid, March 1960
    Report on Mau Mau, July 1960
    Demonstration in Washington
    , October 1963
    The Origin of Apartheid
    , June 1965
    Man should matter most, September 1966
    Democracy and South Africa, November 1985
    Socialism and uneven world development, Summer 1986
    Who will be the winners in South Africa?, April 1994
    One World Administration, August 1996
    What Socialism Means, April 2005
    Show Biz re-visits world poverty, July 2005

    #131647
    ALB
    Keymaster

    The whole on his online book Practical Socialism; Its Principles and Methods (which Impos1904 made a copy of before it was taken down) is now online again. It includes his controversial view on law in socialism (for which he never found majority support in the Party).

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    Introduction to Practical Socialism: Its Principles and Methods, 2006 What Socialism Means, 2006 The Myth of Nationalisation, 2006The Conflict between Utopia and Practical Socialism, 2006 Methods of Practical Socialism, 2006 Democratic Organisation, 2006 Socialism and Law, 2006 Organisation of Production, 2006 Information, Planning and Decision Making, 2006 Waste and Destruction, 2006 Advantages of Production Solely For Use, 2006 The Fetishism of Money, 2006 Socialism in the 21st Century, 2006
    #131648
    Bijou Drains
    Participant
    ALB wrote:
    The whole on his online book Practical Socialism; Its Principles and Methods (which Impos1904 made a copy of before it was taken down) is now online again. It includes his controversial view on law in socialism (for which he never found majority support in the Party).

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    Introduction to Practical Socialism: Its Principles and Methods, 2006 What Socialism Means, 2006 The Myth of Nationalisation, 2006The Conflict between Utopia and Practical Socialism, 2006 Methods of Practical Socialism, 2006 Democratic Organisation, 2006 Socialism and Law, 2006 Organisation of Production, 2006 Information, Planning and Decision Making, 2006 Waste and Destruction, 2006 Advantages of Production Solely For Use, 2006 The Fetishism of Money, 2006 Socialism in the 21st Century, 2006

    I'm not so sure I would use the term controversial, it is however a viewpoint I have been coming closer and closer to myself.Perhaps I wouldn't use the term law, rather agreed rules that are enforceable by the majority, if necessary.If you consider the current legal arrangements for people who have illnesses such as Dementia (Deprivation of Liberty Assessments), I would think that it would be necesary in a caring socialist society to have standardised and transparent system for ensuring that only those who require that their liberty is taken away, for reasons of their own safety, are subject to this requirement, in contrast to some kind of free for all.Similarly, if I had an advanced dementia, I would rather have the assessment which deprives me of my liberty carried out by a trained, qualified and competent individual, than have it decided by a vote at the village Moot, or the local tennis club.

    #131649
    ALB
    Keymaster

    I don't think that was the sort of thing he had in mind but,as set out in the chapter, the survival of law as such with law courts, barristers, police and all, to deal with anti-social behaviour and also civil and procedural disputes. Obviously there will be rules and regulations in socialism so that, to some extent, the argument was about the word "law".  The majority view  was, and still  is, not to use that word in relation to socialism.

    #131651
    Rusty Pigfumbler
    Participant

    The Socialist Studies renegades, who can be found at http://www.socialiststudies.org.uk spread it around that Lawrence held to a 'collapse' theory of capitalism. I'm not sure which one. There doesn't appear to be anything in these posted articles, but I haven't read them, so how would I know?

    #131652
    ALB
    Keymaster

    There's a fault in the link to the last item (a review of his novel about a possible way that socialism might come about). This one works:https://www.marxists.org/archive/lawrence/last_conflict.htm

    #131653
    J Surman
    Participant

    Looking at post 1 again, the next to last link to 'What Socialism Means' come up as an error.

    #131654
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Thanks for pointing this out. I know why this happened (the link changed between message #1 of 30 January and message #2 of 24 February where it works). It's now been corrected. To save time, here's a direct link:https://www.marxists.org/archive/lawrence/1what_socialism.htm

    #131650
    ALB
    Keymaster

    More added. Click on title to read.

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    Turgenev's Virgin Soil, July 1965 The maxims of Enoch Powell, August 1965 The Job of Governing, August 1966 The Failure of Reforms, February 1978 Debate with Liberal Party (Guildford), April 1978 The case against CND, June 1982 "The Struggle", December 1983 Is the Marxian theory of history still relevant?, February 1984 Socialism and the Left, January 1986 Labour's head-banging exercise, July 1989 Government or Democracy?, May 2001 A challenge to the unions, September 2002 The fall of Berlin, September 2002 The Last Conflict, December 2006
    #131655
    jondwhite
    Participant
    ALB wrote:
    The whole on his online book Practical Socialism; Its Principles and Methods (which Impos1904 made a copy of before it was taken down) is now online again. It includes his controversial view on law in socialism (for which he never found majority support in the Party).

    Quote:
    Introduction to Practical Socialism: Its Principles and Methods, 2006 What Socialism Means, 2006 The Myth of Nationalisation, 2006The Conflict between Utopia and Practical Socialism, 2006 Methods of Practical Socialism, 2006 Democratic Organisation, 2006 Socialism and Law, 2006 Organisation of Production, 2006 Information, Planning and Decision Making, 2006 Waste and Destruction, 2006 Advantages of Production Solely For Use, 2006 The Fetishism of Money, 2006 Socialism in the 21st Century, 2006

    It appears to be listed as individual articles rather than a book at MIA Pieter Lawrence page. Books at MIA link to the following chapter at the end of each page. Although each page does reference the book and Chapter number at the top.

    #131656
    ALB
    Keymaster

    These have been added .Click on title to read:

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    The Advance of Technology, October 1965Alcoholics Numerous, February 1966Violence breeds violence, October 1966Notes on production for use, December 1982 Production for use, February 1983How socialism can increase food production, April 1984How Socialism Can Organise Production Without Money, Winter 1984Tin pot madness, December 1985 Remove the barrier of profit, January 1994 "It's only human nature", September 2001 Criticism, alienation and engagement, March 2004Breakdown at The Hague (1), January 2001Breakdown at The Hague (2), February 2001Breakdown at The Hague (3), March 2001
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