Julien Paolantony explains the dynamics of the revolutionary era in Russia: how did diverse factors combine to enable the Bolsheviks to take down the tsarist regime.
We continue publishing the series of Julien Paolantoni’s essays on the history of the Russian Empire. The first two related parts were The Roots of Russia : From the Early East Slavs to the Grand Duchy of Moscow and A Superpower Rises: Foundation of the Russian Empire. Introduction Part 2 of […]
Romanian-British historian Dr. David Mitrany’s 1950 book, Marx Against the Peasant: a Study in Social Dogmatism, is a pleasant surprise in a number of ways. For one thing, it is prescient in ways one wouldn’t normally suspect. In 1950, Europe was struggling in the midst of political division, poverty and […]
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 But back to Russia. In giving the finger to his Western Partners and breaking Russia’s diplomatic isolation at the Genoa Conference by signing the Treaty of Rapallo, Lenin had expended the last of his strength. In May 1922, he had a stroke. […]