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No less than mystic : a history of Lenin and the Russian revolution for a 21st-century left

Author: John Medhurst
Publisher: London : Repeater Books, [2017] ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although it offers a full and complete history of Leninism, 1917, the Russian Civil War and its aftermath, the book devotes more time than usual to the policies and actions of the socialist alternatives to Bolshevism - to the Menshevik Internationalists, the Socialist Revolutionaries (SRs), the Jewish Bundists and the anarchists. It prioritises Factory Committees, local Soviets, the Womens' Zhenotdel movement,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin; Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin; Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Medhurst
ISBN: 9781910924471 1910924474
OCLC Number: 964922889
Notes: "A Repeater Books paperback original"--Title page verso.
Description: 649 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Because it's true --
The spark --
Mensheviks and Bolsheviks --
1905: the First People's Revolution --
Stop the war --
February 1917: the Second People's Revolution --
Coalition government --
All power to the Soviets --
October 1917 --
Sovnarcom --
No power to the Soviets --
Surveillance state --
Civil War --
Sex-Pol --
Proletkult --
The transitory mood of the Workers' Democracy --
Trotsky and Martov --
National Bolshevism --
Meet the new boss --
New and surprising worlds.
Other Titles: History of Lenin and the Russian revolution for a 21st-century left
Responsibility: John Medhurst.

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To mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, John Medhurst trashes Leninism to show us the way forward for a non-authoritarian left.  Read more...

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