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The Resource No less than mystic : a history of Lenin and the Russian revolution for a 21st-century left, John Medhurst

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

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No less than mystic : a history of Lenin and the Russian revolution for a 21st-century left
Title
No less than mystic
Title remainder
a history of Lenin and the Russian revolution for a 21st-century left
Statement of responsibility
John Medhurst
Title variation
History of Lenin and the Russian revolution for a 21st-century left
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eng
Summary
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 prioritizes Factory Committees, local Soviets, the Womens' Zhenotdel movement, Proletkult and the Kronstadt sailors as much as the statements and actions of Lenin and Trotsky. Using the neglected writings and memoirs of Mensheviks like Julius Martov, SRs like Victor Chernov, Bolshevik oppositionists like Alexandra Kollontai and anarchists like Nestor Makhno, it traces a revolution gone wrong and suggests how it might have produced a more libertarian, emancipatory socialism than that created by Lenin and the Bolsheviks. Although the book broadly covers the period from 1903 (the formation of the Bolsheviks and Mensheviks) to 1921 (the suppression of the Kronstadt rebellion) and explains why the Bolshevik Revolution degenerated so quickly into its apparent opposite, it continually examines the Leninist experiment through the lens of a 21st century, de-centralised, ecological, anti-productivist and feminist socialism. Throughout its narrative it interweaves and draws parallels with contemporary anti-capitalist struggles such as those of the Zapatistas, the Kurds, the Argentinean "Recovered Factories", Occupy, the Arab Spring, the Indignados and Intersectional feminists, attempting to open up the past to the present and points in between. --Publisher
Summary
Published in the centenary year of the 1917 Russian Revolution, No Less Than Mystic is a fresh and iconoclastic history of Lenin and the Bolsheviks for a generation uninterested in Cold War ideologies and stereotypes
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10576425
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Medhurst, John
Dewey number
947.0841
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich
  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich
  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich
  • Revolution (Soviet Union : 1917-1921)
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Soviet Union
  • HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism
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adult
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a history of Lenin and the Russian Revolution for a 21st-century left
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No less than mystic : a history of Lenin and the Russian revolution for a 21st-century left, John Medhurst
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"A Repeater Books paperback original"--Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 596-649)
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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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
Control code
1953871
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
649 pages
Isbn
9781910924471
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781910924471
  • (OCoLC)964922889
Label
No less than mystic : a history of Lenin and the Russian revolution for a 21st-century left, John Medhurst
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Repeater Books paperback original"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 596-649)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1953871
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
649 pages
Isbn
9781910924471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781910924471
  • (OCoLC)964922889

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