A People’s History of the Russian Revolution pits new scholarship vs. Mainstream Media


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 RAMIN MAZAHERI, Senior Correspondent & Contributing Editor, Dispatch from Paris

Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for Press TV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. His work has appeared in various journals, magazines and websites, as well as on radio and television.

RAMIN MAZAHERI—Mainstream media and all bourgeois (US/West European) democracies have no interest in such explosions, and it is for this reason that they purposely distort not just the 1917 Russian Revolution but all anti-capitalist, pro-socialist, and anti-imperialist cultures. And they always will, because that is the only way they can try to preserve their status quo dominance.

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4 thoughts on “A People’s History of the Russian Revolution pits new scholarship vs. Mainstream Media

  1. I really like this author, I have read some other brilliant stuff by this guy and will read his 5 part series here with great interest.

  2. Che, I agree with you. And I’m going to look into the People’s History of the Russian Revolution as well.

  3. I also appreciate Mr Mazaheri’s efforts to explain indispensable matters that Western media and academia are sworn to confuse and deny. Regarding this topic, as a longtime reader of Monthly Review , a terrific publisher of socialist books for over half a century, I read Samir Amin’s Russia and the Long Transition from Capitalism to Socialism. The book’s flap describes it well, so let me attach it here for your inspection:

    “Amin manages to combine an analysis of class struggle with geopolitics—both crucial to understanding Russia’s complex political history. He first looks at the development (or lack thereof) of Russian capitalism. He sees Russia’s geopolitical isolation as the reason its capitalist empire developed so differently from Western Europe, and the reason for Russia’s perceived “backwardness.” Yet Russia’s unique capitalism proved to be the rich soil in which the Bolsheviks were able to take power, and Amin covers the rise and fall of the revolutionary Soviet system. Finally, in a powerful chapter on Ukraine and the rise of global fascism, Amin lays out the conditions necessary for Russia to recreate itself, and perhaps again move down the long road to socialism. Samir Amin’s great achievement in this book is not only to explain Russia’s historical tragedies and triumphs, but also to temper our hopes for a quick end to an increasingly insufferable capitalism.”

    Looking forward to the new article sin this series.

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