Across the Revolutionary Divide: Russia and the USSR, 1861-1945

By Theodore R. Weeks

Across the progressive Divide: Russia and the USSR 1861-1945 deals a wide interpretive account of Russian background from the emancipation of the serfs to the top of worldwide battle II.

  • Provides a coherent evaluate of Russia's improvement from 1861 via to 1945
  • Reflects the newest scholarship by means of taking a thematic method of Russian background and bridging the ‘revolutionary divide’ of 1917
  • Covers political, fiscal, cultural, and way of life matters in the course of a interval of significant alterations in Russian history
  • Addresses during the variety of nationwide teams, cultures, and religions within the Russian Empire and USSR
  • Shows how the unconventional rules followed after 1917 either replaced Russia and perpetuated an fiscal and political stress that maintains to persuade sleek society

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Bastards of Utopia: Living Radical Politics after Socialism (Global Research Studies)

By Maple Razsa

Bastards of Utopia, the significant other to a characteristic documentary movie of an identical identify, explores the stories and political mind's eye of younger radical activists within the former Yugoslavia, contributors in what they name alterglobalization or "globalization from below." Ethnographer Maple Razsa follows person activists from the transnational protests opposed to globalization of the early 2000s in the course of the Occupy encampments. His portrayal of activism is either empathetic and unflinching―an engaged, stylish meditation at the fight to re-imagine leftist politics and the ability of a country's early life. additional information at the movie are available at www.der.org/films/bastards-of-utopia.html.

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The German Left and the Weimar Republic: A Selection of Documents (Historical Materialism Book)

The German Left and the Weimar Republic illuminates the heritage of the political left by means of featuring a variety of records on a variety of facets of socialist and communist task in Germany. Separate chapters take care of the coverage of Social Democracy out and in of presidency, the makes an attempt of the Communist get together to overthrow the Weimar Republic, after which later to help it. Later chapters circulate clear of the political scene to house the attitudes of the events to key social concerns, specifically questions of gender and sexuality.

The ebook concludes with a presentation of files on numerous teams of socialist and communist dissidents. some of the files are made obtainable for the 1st time, and every bankruptcy starts with an unique creation indicating the present country of research.

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Pacifism in Japan: The Christian and Socialist Tradition

Pacifism in Japan comprises 8 essays which deal, between different issues, with such impressive figures as Uchimura Kanzo and Kagawa Toyohiko. it truly is a tremendous contribution to the certainty of the pacifist culture in Japan and exhibits its improvement because the finish of the 19th century. it will likely be of curiosity not just to the professional in jap reviews, but in addition to these concerned about battle and peace within the sleek international.

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Revolution In Danger

By Victor Serge

Upon his arrival in Petrograd in 1919, Victor Serge—the nice chronicler of the Russian Revolution—found a society approximately shattered by way of civil struggle. In those essays he sketches a portrait of the darkest hours confronted by way of the fledgling revolution, protecting the recent regime opposed to its critics.

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Collected Works, Volume 23: Marx and Engels 1871-74

By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

Quantity details:

Volume 23 of the accumulated Works includes pamphlets, articles, records of the 1st foreign, and different works via Marx and Engels, written among October 1871 and July 1874. those fabrics replicate the de-velopment of the Marxist international outlook within the final years of the 1st foreign. The texts comprise the Preface to the German variation of the Communist Manifesto (1872), the articles "Political Indifferen-tism" (by Marx) and "On Authority" (by Engels), and the writings by way of Marx and Engels at the Paris Commune. between different key works during this quantity are Engels' The Housing query and Marx's The Nationalisation of the Land.

MECW info:

Marx/Engels amassed Works (MECW) is the biggest number of translations into English of the works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It comprises all works released through Marx and Engels of their lifetimes and diverse unpublished manuscripts and letters. The amassed Works, which was once translated through Richard Dixon and others, contains 50 volumes. It was once compiled and published among 1975 and 2005 via growth Publishers (Moscow) in collaboration with Lawrence and Wishart (London) and overseas Publishers (New York).

The accrued Works includes fabric written through Marx among 1835 and his demise in 1883, and by means of Engels among 1838 and his loss of life in 1895. The early volumes contain juvenilia, together with correspondence among Marx and his father, Marx's poetry, and letters from Engels to his sister. a number of volumes acquire the pair's articles for the Neue Rheinische Zeitung.

Other volumes within the amassed Works comprise famous works of Marx and Engels, together with The Communist Manifesto, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, and Capital, lesser-known works, and formerly unpublished or untranslated manuscripts. The accumulated Works comprises thirteen volumes of correspondence through the mature Marx and Engels, masking the interval from 1844 via 1895.
Although the accrued Works is the main whole selection of the paintings by way of Marx and Engels released up to now in English, it's not their whole works. A venture to put up the pair's entire works in German is anticipated to require greater than one hundred twenty volumes.

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Black, White, and Red All Over: A Cultural History of the Radical Press in Its Heyday, 1900-1917

By Linda J. Lumsden

Hundreds of newspapers and magazines released via socialists, anarchists, and the commercial staff of the area within the years sooner than global battle I provided sharp reviews of the rising company country that stay correct in gentle of gaping twenty-first-century social inequity. Black, White, and crimson All Over deals the 1st entire narrative to discover the relevant position huge swathe of social circulation media performed in radical routine, stirring thousands of usa citizens a century ago.

Author Linda J. Lumsden mines greater than a dozen various radical periodicals together with Progressive girl, business employee, Wilshire's, the Messenger, mom Earth, entice cause, manhattan name, and overseas Socialist Review to illustrate how they served anarchists, socialists, and commercial unionists of their quest to topple capitalism and create their different visions of a cooperative commonwealth. The e-book argues that those subversive periodicals have been quintessentially American: individualist, self sustaining, socialminded, egalitarian, defiant, and celebratory of freedom. Even their demand revolution resounded from the roots of the yank experience.

Black, White, and pink in every single place explores socialist periodicals within the agrarian heartland; perspectives socialists makes an attempt to supply choices to city dailies; explores the novel press campaign to champion employees; analyzes the position anarchist periodicals performed of their pioneering battles for a unfastened press, loose speech, and loose love; surveys socialism within the black press; and info the government s wartime crusade to suppress the novel press. It attracts parallels with Occupy Wall Street's social media stream. regardless of the space from the typewriter to Twitter, Lumsden concludes that twenty-first-century social circulation media practice approximately a similar functionality as did their approximately forgotten predecessors.

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The Rise and Fall of Communism

By Archie Brown

“A paintings of substantial delicacy and nuance….Brown has crafted a readable and sensible account of Communist history…that is either debatable and commonsensical.”
—Salon.com

“Ranging properly and lucidly around the many years and worldwide, it is a wonderful book.”
—William Taubman, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Khrushchev: the fellow and His Era

The upward thrust and Fall of Communism is the definitive heritage from the the world over popular Oxford authority at the topic. Emeritus Professor of Politics at Oxford collage, Archie Brown examines the origins of crucial political ideology of the twentieth century, its improvement in numerous international locations, its cave in within the Soviet Union following perestroika, and its present incarnations world wide. lovers of John Lewis Gaddis, Samuel Huntington, and avid scholars of heritage will take pleasure in the sweep and perception of this epic and mind-blowing work.

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