The Bolshevik women, who had years of experience in making propaganda and agitation, fought off accusations of “feminine weakness” to take a full part in making propaganda in the civil war which followed the 1917 Russian revolution.
The Russian Revolution and Its Fate
[Introductary note: Max Shachtman chaired the founding conference of the Fourth International, in Paris in September 1938.
By Sean Matgamna
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Robin Blick, author of The Seeds of Evil: Lenin and the origins of Bolshevik elitism, replies to Al Richardson's review of his book in Socialist Organiser no. 615, and Martin Thomas replies to Alan Johnson on the issue of Marxists, parliamentary democracy and workers' councils.
Document is a BBC Radio 4 series that attempts to shed light on murkier aspects of history, that have either been forgotten or covered up.
The following report by Irving Howe of a debate on the record of Bolshevism is taken from the US Trotskyist Labor Action, the paper of the Workers’ Party.
A complete account of Bolshevism would require many shelves-worth of books.