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My Two Years in Russia: An American Anarchist's Disillusionment and the Betrayal of the Russian Revolution by Lenin's Soviet Union

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A scathing look at the Russian Revolution in the aftermath of the Bolshevik takeover. Prominent anarchist Emma Goldman describes the repression practiced by the Leninists against political dissidents and their own workers, in order to maintain their system of centralized party-dominated state capitalism.
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This short book, written in 1922, is remarkable in its unflinching takedown of the Bolshevik regime at a time when its was still being applauded by leftists and radicals throughout the world. Emma Goldman was born in Russia but had been a U.S. Citizen for 32 years when she was deported in 1919 because of her antiwar activities. As an anarchist, she had never accepted Marxism but like many non-Marxist radicals, she believed that the Russian revolution was the true people's uprising she had long f ...more
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Emma Goldman was a feminist anarchist known for her political activism, writing and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the twentieth century.

Born in Kovno in the Russian Empire (present-day Kaunas, Lithuania), Goldman emigrated to the US in 1885 and lived in New York City, where she joined the bu
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