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The Bolshevik Myth

The Bolshevik Myth

  • Title: The Bolshevik Myth
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  • ISBN : 9781853050329
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 350 pages


When Alexander Berkman 1870 1936 a leading American anarchist of Russian origin returned to Russia in 1919, he was welcomed as a hero by the Bolshevik regime Berkman and his companion and comrade Emma Goldman having been deported from the United States for their anti war activities, and fired with revolutionary enthusiasm were determined to work for the Russian When Alexander Berkman 1870 1936 a leading American anarchist of Russian origin returned to Russia in 1919, he was welcomed as a hero by the Bolshevik regime Berkman and his companion and comrade Emma Goldman having been deported from the United States for their anti war activities, and fired with revolutionary enthusiasm were determined to work for the Russian Revolution The Bolshevik Myth first published in 1925 is Berkman s account of the two years he spent in the Soviet Union, his meetings with Lenin, Trotsky, Kropotkin, and above all with the Russian people, the ordinary men and women who were suffering hunger, disease and persecution It is the story of chaos, bureaucratic incompetence and economic ruin A story of warring revolutionary factions, barbarism, repression and fear, leading to the author s complete disillusionment with the Bolshevik system In his new biographical introduction, Nicolas Walter, quoting from contemporary publications and unpublished manuscript sources, compares The Bolshevik Myth with Berkman s diary from the period on which the published book is based and examines some of the complications of Berkman s relationship with Emma Goldman, whose writings he edited This edition includes too, the conclusion to the book, left out of the original publication, as the publisher deemed it an Anti Climax


Author Alexander Berkman

Alexander Berkman November 21, 1870 June 28, 1936 was an anarchist known for his political activism and writing He was a leading member of the anarchist movement in the early 20th century.Berkman was born in Vilna in the Russian Empire present day Vilnius, Lithuania and emigrated to the United States in 1888 He lived in New York City, where he became involved in the anarchist movement He




The Bolshevik Myth Reviews (7)

  • Alexander Beckman was clearly very disheartened by the way that the October Revolution turned out and his analysis in The Bolshevik Myth is a classic of political theory and a warning about all forms of totalitarianism including Drumpfism. [..]

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  • Sudah berapa kali kita mendengar kalimat sejarah ditulis oleh pemenang Tentu saja hal itu benar, namun jika kita berada dalam pusaran sejarah, semestinya kita menuliskan jejak jejak peristiwa tersebut Alexander Berkman telah berhasil membongkar dan mengoyak Mitos Bolshevik selama berdirinya Uni Sovi [..]

  • Berkman menceritakan bagaimana kondisi Rusia setelah revolusi 1917 melalui pengalamannya mengunjungi berbagai kota dan bertemu berbagai tokoh, tentu dengan perspektif personalnya sebagai seorang anarkis Hal hal yang saya pelajari dari buku hariannya ini revolusi sebenar benarnya itu sulit, dan yah, [..]

  • Paparan reportase dari tokoh2 penting soviet rusia setelah revolusi bolshevik, dikemas dgn segala pandangan2 yang dimuat begitu mudah untuk dirasakan kondisi para rakyat, buruh dan petani setelah pergantiam rezim. [..]

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