Books on Bolshevik revolution, Leninism, Stalinism

Charles Brown CharlesB at
Fri Jul 31 10:01:16 PDT 1998

_The State and Revolution_, _What is to be Done ?_, _Two Steps Forward, One Step Back_, _Left-Wing Communism, an Infantile Disorder_, all by V.I. Lenin. _Reminiscences_ by N. Krupskaya. _Ten Days the Shook the World_ by John Reed

The movie "Reds".

These are affirmative critiques of the episode to balance Chomsky's negative critique.

Charles Brown

>>> "William S. Lear" <rael at> 07/31 12:36 PM >>>
I've posted this also to pen-l ... sorry for duplications...

I'm a bit naive on these topics and I'd like to read some critical assessments of them. Chomsky contends (if I remember correctly) that the Bolshevik revolution really destroyed the nascent socialism that existed in the soviets, and I'm curious to know more about this episode. Any suggestions would be welcome...


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