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Before Stalinism: The Rise and Fall of Soviet Democracy
Sat, January 23 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PMFree
A presentation and discussion with author Sam Farber
Before Stalinism is a historical study of democratic life and institutions and their decline in the early years of the Russian Revolution. Sam Farber has assembled and synthesized a wealth of historical material so as to assess the extent to which the disappearance of Soviet democracy was due to objective circumstances such as the Civil War and how much of the magnitude of this was the result of Bolshevik politics and ideology. There will be a presentation on the book as well as plenty of time for attendees to pose questions on this important work, published by Verso Books.
SAM FARBER was born and raised in Marianao, Cuba, coming to the United States in February 1958. He was active in the Cuban high school student movement against Fulgencio Batista in the 1950s, and has been involved in socialist politics for nearly 60 years, authoring numerous studieson Cuba before and after the Revolution, along with Before Stalinism.
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NOTA BENE: This event which originates in New York City, begins at 11:00 am US Eastern Standard Time (New York City) which is 4:00 pm GMT.
- Sat, January 23
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- Event Categories:
- Bolshevism, Books for classes, Class and Gender, Historical Decades, Intro to Marxism, Marxist Method, Planned Economy, Proletarian Democracy, quality of life, Reform or Revolution, Revolutions Study Group, Russian Revolution, Seminars and Talks, Social Democracy, Socialism, Socialism is One Country, the State
- Event Tags:
- Russian Revol
- The Revolutions Study Group