Today we celebrate the centennial of the Great October Socialist Revolution, the watershed of the subsequent era of communist power that really began in 1917, invigorated once more by the second world war, reached new heights in 1949 and 59, and petered out long before the millennium with the fall of the decrepit Soviet Union, […]

[This article was originally published by Jason Yanowitz for ‘International Socialist Review.’ We republish it here for critical discussion. Republishing does not imply endorsement of the article, its line or the ISR.] STARTING IN the 1970s, a new consensus emerged among serious scholars of the Russian Revolution. Instead of seeing the rise of Stalinism as […]