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Brian Becker on Empire Files: What the Russian Revolution proved possible

Nov 7, 2017

Brian Becker of the PSL is interviewed by Abby Martin on The Empire Files. The PSL’s new book “Storming the Gates: How the Russian Revolution Changed the World” can be ordered online and is 25% off on Nov. 7, the day of the anniversary (for one day only!)

Nov. 7, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the seizure of power by workers and peasants in the Russian Revolution, regarded as the most world-altering event in the history of civilization.

What does it take to make a socialist revolution?

What does it take to make a socialist revolution?

“The passing of state power from one class to another is the first, the principal, the basic sign of a revolution, both in the strictly scientific and in the practical political meaning of that term" [1]. Introduction Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the U.S. and...

Marx’s writings on Asia: A sober assessment

Marx’s writings on Asia: A sober assessment

Introduction Throughout most of recorded history, Asia has been the wealthiest region in the world. The riches of Asia attracted people from around the Old World, as exemplified by the travels of figures like the Venetian Marco Polo or the North African Ibn Battuta,...

What does it take to make a socialist revolution?

What does it take to make a socialist revolution?

“The passing of state power from one class to another is the first, the principal, the basic sign of a revolution, both in the strictly scientific and in the practical political meaning of that term" [1]. Introduction Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the U.S. and...

Marx’s writings on Asia: A sober assessment

Marx’s writings on Asia: A sober assessment

Introduction Throughout most of recorded history, Asia has been the wealthiest region in the world. The riches of Asia attracted people from around the Old World, as exemplified by the travels of figures like the Venetian Marco Polo or the North African Ibn Battuta,...