IWMA and the European Left

March 25, 2007 at 1:27 pm 6 comments

My friend and comrade from the Chicago Socialist Party, Bill Pelz, has not put out the edition of Venus im Pelz I’ve been encouraging for years. Rather, he’s written an excellent introduction to the European left from 1870 to 1921. I’ve only just begun, but so far, have read about the International Workingmen’s Association, of whom, Marx was perhaps the most famous member, and the Paris Commune. Although it’s written for a student audience, I find myself learning things. I’ve been asked to write a blurb for the back of the book, something I’ve not done before, so that is what I’m up to this morning.

Later today I hope to return to Donna M Campbell‘s Resisting Regionalism, about which I’ll soon have a post.

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Entry filed under: Bill Pelz, Chicago Socialist Party, Donna M Campbell, Marx.

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  • 1. anaj  |  March 25, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    Btw, Severin is a name that is still used in Austria, and I thing it’s a particularly beautiful name. I had a conversation with my boyfriend today about off, regional first names. I can’t remember how the conversation began, but it had something to do with the increasing numbers of Jadens in the American populace. We ended up discussing an utterly strange first name that only seems to be used here in Vorarlberg: Jodok (pronounced almost like ‘Yo, Doc!’ but with a plain, closed o instead of diphthong in the first place).

  • 2. skunkcabbage  |  March 26, 2007 at 2:36 am

    I like Severin, too. Jodok is fun in the mouth. The k puts the end of the name in the back of your mouth. Glottal sound? I should have paid more attention in phonetics.

  • 3. anaj  |  March 26, 2007 at 8:18 pm

    A velar plosive – but if someone from Tirol or Switzerland says it (both close), it’s a voiceless uvular fricative. Jodokh.

  • 4. skunkcabbage  |  March 27, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    Apparently you paid attention. 🙂

  • 5. anaj  |  March 27, 2007 at 2:51 pm


  • 6. skunkcabbage  |  March 27, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    That is so great! I didn’t even think to look…


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