Lessons of October: The Fate of Democracy and Socialism in the Age of Revolution and Counter-Revolution
What were the intentions and the unpredictable consequences of the Russian Revolution of 1917? One hundred years after Lenin and the Bolsheviks seized power and a quarter century after the Soviet experiment collapsed, learn about the legacy of those men and women who believed they could create a better world beyond autocracy and capitalism and how 1917 still affects our world today.
Ronald Grigor Suny is the William H. Sewell Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History at the University of Michigan, Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History at the University of Chicago, and Senior Researcher at the National Research University—Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia. Suny is the author of the Soviet Experiment: Russia, the USSR, and the Successor States; “They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else”: A History of the Armenian Genocide; Red Flag Unfurled: History, Historians, and the Russian Revolution; and co-author of Russia’s Empires (with Valerie A. Kivelson).