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North, David: The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century

North, David

The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century, Mehring Books, Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2014; e-book available

One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I and the Russian Revolution, none of the problems of the twentieth century—devastating wars, economic crises, social inequality, and the threat of dictatorship—have been solved. In fact, they are posed even more sharply today.

David North argues against contemporary historians who maintain that the dissolution of the USSR signaled the “end of history” (Fukuyama), or the “short twentieth century”(Hobsbawm). (blurb)

David Stephens reviews the book for Honest History. (The review also notes North’s In Defense of Leon Trotsky.) David North is the chairperson of the international editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site and the Socialist Equality Party (US). The foreword to the book is here and the author discusses it here.