Lessons of October: The Fate of Democracy and Socialism in the Age of Revolution and Counter-Revolution

Thursday, April 26, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Dewey 1101

Part of the 1917-2017 Russian Revolution Centenary

A lecture by guest
Professor Ronald G. Suny
William H. Sewell Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History
University of Michigan 

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