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Practice and Theory of Bolshevism

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Practice and Theory of Bolshevism by Bertrand Russell provides a thought-provoking analysis of the Bolshevik movement in Russia. Russell's exploration of the origins and core ideologies of Bolshevism offers valuable insights into the revolutionary movement that shaped the course of Russian history.

The author examines the political, economic, and social factors that contributed to the rise of Bolshevism, providing a comprehensive overview of the movement's principles and practices. Russell's critique of Bolshevism is both insightful and nuanced, offering a balanced perspective on its achievements and shortcomings.

One of the most compelling aspects of the book is Russell's discussion of the tension between theory and practice within the Bolshevik movement. He argues that while the ideology of Bolshevism may be intellectually appealing, its implementation has often been marred by authoritarianism and violence.

Overall, Practice and Theory of Bolshevism is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the complexities of revolutionary movements and their impact on society. Russell's engaging writing style and thorough analysis make this book a valuable resource for students of history, politics, and ideology.

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This book records Bertrand Russell's impressions of the new regime after a 1920 visit to Russia following the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, including his meetings with Lenin, Trostky, and Gorky. It includes a chapter that was authored by Dora Black, educational theorist and feminist author, and Russell's spouse. This chapter was unfortunately removed in the second edition, which was issued after Dora and Bertrand divorced. This recording is dedicated to my darling wife, Jill. Happy Hanukkah and Happy 2020! - Summary by Landon D. C. Elkind


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