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KINDLE ✽ Before Stalinism: The Rise and Fall of Soviet Democracy Author Samuel Farber – Webpolitics.us

Before Stalinism: The Rise and Fall of Soviet DemocracyBefore Stalinism Is A Historical Study Of Democratic Life And Institutions And Their Decline In The Early Years Of The Russian Revolution While Attempting To Synthesize A Wealth Of Available Historical Material, The Author Assesses The Extent To Which The Disappearance Of Soviet Democracy Was Due To Objective Circumstances, For Example The Impact Of The Civil War, And The Extent To Which It Was The Result Of Bolshevik Politics And Ideology The Author Shows How There Were, Contrary To Later Stalinist And Cold War Mythologies, Significant Disputes Within The Pre Stalinist Bolshevik Camp About The Preservation Of The Substantial Democratic Elements Of The October Upheaval.

KINDLE ✽ Before Stalinism: The Rise and Fall of Soviet Democracy Author Samuel Farber – Webpolitics.us
  • Paperback
  • 296 pages
  • Before Stalinism: The Rise and Fall of Soviet Democracy
  • Samuel Farber
  • English
  • 24 May 2018
  • 9780860915300

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  1. says:

    Anyone with the slightest understanding of political issues will know that ideas are one thing implementing them is another If the objective conditions or the social base giving rise to such ideas are undeveloped or destroyed, all the good intentions in the world will prove fruitless.So far, this book is providing an excellent source for anyone looking to chart the gradual erosion of soviet democracy after 1917 It will also provide a nasty sur...


  2. says:

    I regret I waited nearly 25 years to read this book An extremely important if controversial analysis of Leninist Russia While I may not agree with every single argument or nuance, Farber comprehensively and convincingly documents the serious problems with Russia under Lenin Many orthodox Marxists will not enjoy it but it seems that Farber s analysis, written in the 1980s, is only stronger today as the command economies everywhere fail His commitment to democracy from below retains its power when evaluating current political conflicts as Venezuela, Cuba and other command economy states It is also very easy to understand for someone who is not a specialist like me on Russia A small quibble or two I would have preferred coverage and scholarly critique of the ideas and politial program of the anarchists operating in Russia As a...

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