The Russian Revolution: A New History

Category: Humanities
Author: Sean McMeekin
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by aaron-lebo   2018-01-07
They may have been right to seize power, but the Bolsheviks have never struck me as anything but murdering gangsters with ideology attached. There's just very little good that came out of the Soviet Union from 1920 to 1940. Repeated missteps in government policy, mass starvations, purges, secret police led by a rapist, etc. It was a completely immoral system that above all else was about a small group obtaining power.

The Tsarists weren't much better, sure. Much of that history is covered here:

https://www.amazon.com/Russian-Revolution-New-History/dp/046...

Unfortunately, Putin is back to praising Stalinism. A free, democratic Russia would be really interesting.