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Lessons Of October: The Fate Of Democracy And Socialism In The Age Of Revolution And Counter-Revolution

April 26, 2018
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Dewey 1101

Professor Ronald G. Suny
University of Michigan
William H. Sewell Jr Distinguished University Professor Of History

The October Revolution both destroyed and made worlds. The year 1917 was marked by a euphoria of popular power and democracy, a dream of utopia that soon would devolve into civil war and terror, eventuating in the nightmare of Stalinism. What has October taught us (and can still teach us) about the future of democracy and socialism?

Sponsored by the Russian Studies Program, The history department, and the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies.

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