Welcome to Bookmarker!

This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading. Currently can only be used by a single user (myself), but I plan to extend it to support multiple users eventually.

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according to Max Weber: the human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of violence within a given territory

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Taking Weber’s definition of the state as ‘the exercise of a monopoly of legitimate violence over a given territory’

—p.7 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

Taking Weber’s definition of the state as ‘the exercise of a monopoly of legitimate violence over a given territory’

—p.7 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

(noun) the Marxist theory that maintains the material basis of a reality constantly changing in a dialectical process and the priority of matter over mind

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At the same time, dialectical materialism and the Leninist theory of the revolutionary party appeared to provide the best theoretical tool-kit for revolutionary strategy and modern social mobilization.

—p.8 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

At the same time, dialectical materialism and the Leninist theory of the revolutionary party appeared to provide the best theoretical tool-kit for revolutionary strategy and modern social mobilization.

—p.8 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

(noun) the Marxist theory of history and society that holds that ideas and social institutions develop only as the superstructure of a material economic base

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Historical materialism offered a way of making socio-economic sense of the country’s long past, and projecting it forward with purposefulness beyond any previous Chinese imagination.

—p.8 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

Historical materialism offered a way of making socio-economic sense of the country’s long past, and projecting it forward with purposefulness beyond any previous Chinese imagination.

—p.8 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

(noun) preponderant influence or authority over others; domination / (noun) the social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by a dominant group

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China presents itself as a power that commendably eschews hegemonism, but the form its abstinence most frequently takes is either compliance with the existing hegemon—over the Iraq war, to take but one example—or pursuit of narrow self-interest—as with Sudan—and its relations with Third World countries remain strictly instrumental.

—p.12 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

China presents itself as a power that commendably eschews hegemonism, but the form its abstinence most frequently takes is either compliance with the existing hegemon—over the Iraq war, to take but one example—or pursuit of narrow self-interest—as with Sudan—and its relations with Third World countries remain strictly instrumental.

—p.12 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
notable
1 year, 3 months ago

The State Planning Committee (Gosplan) was the agency responsible for central economic planning (particularly five-year plans) in the Soviet Union

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Likewise, it is probably far-fetched to fault Khrushchev for not reforming Gosplan on time, leaving it to fossilize over the next twenty years.

—p.14 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

Likewise, it is probably far-fetched to fault Khrushchev for not reforming Gosplan on time, leaving it to fossilize over the next twenty years.

—p.14 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

a political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the 1980s, associated with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his glasnost ("openness") policy reform

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By that measure, the Soviet Union was still growing up to 1986, when Gorbachev launched his perestroika, and would not have been considered in economic crisis either

—p.14 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

By that measure, the Soviet Union was still growing up to 1986, when Gorbachev launched his perestroika, and would not have been considered in economic crisis either

—p.14 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

(noun) the principle or aim of promoting unity among the world's Christian churches.

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He declared, first, that democracy was imperative for the ongoing thought-liberation campaign to steer China’s course towards modernization, and second, that ecumenical unity should take priority over efforts to clarify past mistakes.

Deng Xiaoping in 1978

—p.17 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

He declared, first, that democracy was imperative for the ongoing thought-liberation campaign to steer China’s course towards modernization, and second, that ecumenical unity should take priority over efforts to clarify past mistakes.

Deng Xiaoping in 1978

—p.17 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

(noun) politics based on practical and material factors rather than on theoretical or ethical objectives

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The report was primarily a product of internal realpolitik, blocking any real critical reflection on Mao’s record or that of the party under him.

—p.18 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

The report was primarily a product of internal realpolitik, blocking any real critical reflection on Mao’s record or that of the party under him.

—p.18 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

(noun) the legal right of using and enjoying the fruits or profits of something belonging to another / (noun) the right to use or enjoy something

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Socialist democracy, or people’s democracy, means that all of the people, enjoying various forms of ownership and usufruct of the means of production, have the overriding right to administer the state.

quoting Hua Guofeng

—p.20 The CCP's Success Story? (5) missing author
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1 year, 3 months ago

Socialist democracy, or people’s democracy, means that all of the people, enjoying various forms of ownership and usufruct of the means of production, have the overriding right to administer the state.

quoting Hua Guofeng

—p.20 The CCP's Success Story? (5) missing author
uncertain
1 year, 3 months ago

(noun) marsh swamp / (noun) a situation that traps, confuses, or impedes / (noun) an overwhelming or confusing mass or mixture

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The change also left rural land ownership in a morass.

—p.25 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago

The change also left rural land ownership in a morass.

—p.25 The CCP's Success Story? (5) default author
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1 year, 3 months ago