Kevin B. Anderson

Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

On the Centenary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution

Discussion of 1917 in terms of Lenin’s concepts of state and revolution, imperialism/national liberation, and the need to uproot capitalism. Also looks at Lenin’s and Trotsky’s differences with Luxemburg and the relevance of the experience of 1917 for today, in the era since Occupy and the Arab revolutions. Originally appeared as part of an international symposium, “The Bolshevik Revolution, One Hundred Years After,” Crisis & Critique 4:2, Nov. 7, 2017.

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