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The Unknown Revolution by Voline
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Jun 20, 15

bookshelves: history, non-fiction, politics, 75a, 10

One of the most revealing books I have ever read. Lenin and even Trotsky exposed for what they are - authoritariam anarchist-murdering anti-democratic vanguard elites. The death of the Russian Revolution didn't start with Stalin. Absolutely mandatory reading for the undogmatic left. There is one weakness with the book though: near the end the author weirdly lashes out at Makhno with unsubstantiated claims against his character (that don't jive at all with the gist of the rest of the book). How or why this is part of a book that pretty much makes Makhno out to be a hero the rest of the time is up for interpretation...
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message 1: by Ted (new) - added it

Ted I ordered a used copy this afternoon.

Miquixote hard book to find, no?

message 3: by Ted (last edited Apr 12, 2012 01:46PM) (new) - added it

Ted Well on the U.S. site there were a fair number of used paperback copies, I hope those are the full text and not an abridgement. There were one or two hardback options, but very expensive.

By the way, I noted that you added the same Diderot quote that I have on my site. Doesn't leave much room to wonder about where he stood, does it?

Miquixote I just 'liked' that quote from your quotes recently, hadn't heard it before! sounds very anti-authoritarian it does

message 5: by Ted (new) - added it

Ted I do love it, but I would be careful of who I said it to. I have some religious friends who would perhaps not be amused. If they ever see it on my Goodreads page, so be it.

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