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

Ronald Grigor Suny, William H. Sewell Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Michigan

Thursday, April 26th

7:30 pm @ 1101 Dewey Hall

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 what can it still teach us) about the future of democracy and socialism?

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Russian Studies, Department of History, and the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies.