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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists By Robert Tressell
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'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' (RTP) is a very readable account of how capitalism operates in the workplace, but in some ways it is also a very contradictory book. It rarely lets the bosses... More > and 'Idlers' off the hook, yet the nearest thing to a working-class hero, Frank Owen, shows little faith in winning economic reforms through collective action. It shows that some workers get 'some of their own back', some of the time, but marginalizes trade unions. However, it demonstrates that do-it-yourself reforms are temporary, and that individual workers are powerless against the bosses, so it provides an excellent case for organising against capitalist exploitation, which is why it has been part of many trade union activists' tool-kits for almost a century.< Less
Lithuanian Short Stories By Tadas Klimas
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This collection contains, in English translation, eight short stories and two other writings by Lithuanian authors, spanning a time frame of from 1930 to the 1980s. One is set in a medieval,... More > fantastical, Lithuania, others in pre-WWII Lithuania, and one seems to take place in late 20th Century America. 'The Cross' by Jurgis Jankus, set in a desolate, post-apocalyptic landscape, is worth the price in its own right. 'The Idler' by Aloyzas Baronas describes a hero who is zenlike in his dispassion for status and wealth in the midst of war and dislocation. Another tale is of two bestest buddies--a great-great grandmother and a young boy. 'Flax Blossoms' is about a barely restrained sexual attraction in a pastoral setting, and the passion seems to burst through the pages. Two other writings are from the period of Lithuania's rebirth and its path towards re-establishment of independence in the 1990s. Ostensibly opinion pieces, they are poetical and unique.< Less

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