Bloodstained: One Hundred Years of Leninist Counterrevolution (Paperback)

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By Friends of Aron Baron (Editor), Iain McKay (Contribution by), Barry Pateman (Contribution by)
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On the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, paeans to the conquering Bolsheviks will be sung. Bloodstained highlights the darker echoes coming from that event, with a mixture of classic and new essays that expose a murderous dictatorship as it developed, paving the way for Stalin, Mao, Castro, and others to slaughter and starve their opponents. The defense of this criminal enterprise, later categorized as "actually existing socialism," ends here. No more velvet-gloved hagiography. No more Lenins.

Includes essays from Mark Leier, Barry Pateman, Alexander Berkman, Iain McKay, Herman Gorter, Rudolf Rocker, Luigi Fabbri, Maurice Brinton, and more.

About the Author

Friends of Aron Baron: A group of radical thinkers critical of the role Lenin's influence has had on the theory and strategy of social change. Named after Aron Baron, a Russian revolutionary hunted and haunted by the Bolshevik terror who was executed on August 12th, 1937. Iain Mackay: Iain Mckay is a union activist, writer, editor, and translator. He contributes articles to the anarchist press worldwide and edited Property is Theft!: A Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Reader and Direct Struggle Against Capital: A Peter Kropotkin Anthology for AK Press). Barry Pateman: Barry Pateman a former associate editor at the Emma Goldman Papers at the University of California Berkeley and wrote the introduction to AK Press's Chomsky on Anarchism. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Mark Leier: Mark Leier teaches at Simon Fraser University and is author of Bakunin: The Creative Passion.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781849352963
ISBN-10: 1849352968
Publisher: AK Press
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Pages: 250
Language: English