How the Russian Revolution Was Won and Lost

Socialism 2014

June 26, 2014

The tragedy of the Russian Revolution is that with its failure came gulags, political repression, and all the forms of oppression that were meant to be erased from society once workers came to power. The first successful workers’ revolution in history ended, tragically, through its degeneration, in the creation of a completely distorted idea of what Marxism and socialism are. So why did it fail? And why must we defend the lessons and history of the Russian Revolution against the myth that Lenin led to Stalin?

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