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Romancing the revolution : the myth of Soviet democracy and the British Left, Ian Bullock

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Romancing the revolution : the myth of Soviet democracy and the British Left
Title
Romancing the revolution
Title remainder
the myth of Soviet democracy and the British Left
Statement of responsibility
Ian Bullock
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over two decades have passed since the collapse of the USSR, yet the words "Soviet Union" still carry significant weight in the collective memory of millions. But how often do we consider the true meaning of the term "Soviet"? Drawing extensively on left-wing press archives, Romancing the Revolution traces the reactions of the British Left to the idealized concept of Soviet democracy. Focusing on the turbulent period after the 1917 Russian Revolution, author Ian Bullock examines the impact of the myth of Soviet democracy: the belief that Russia was embarking on a brave experiment in a form of popular government more genuine and advanced than even the best forms of parliamentarism. Romancing the Revolution uncovers the imprint of this myth on left-wing organizations and their publications, ranging from those that presented themselves as "British Bolsheviks"--The British Socialist party and The Call, the Socialist Labour party's The Socialist, Sylvia Pankhurst's Workers' Dreadnought-to the much more equivocal Labour Leader and The New Statesmen
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Issued also in printed form.
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
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Bullock, Ian
Dewey number
324.241/09709041
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
JN1129.L32
LC item number
B85 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Socialist parties
  • Soviet Union
  • Socialism
  • Soviet Union
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Politics and government
  • Public opinion, British
  • Socialism
  • Socialist parties
  • Great Britain
  • Soviet Union
Label
Romancing the revolution : the myth of Soviet democracy and the British Left, Ian Bullock
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "An infantile disorder" : communist unity and the brief life of the Communist Party (British Section of the Third International)
  • British Bolsheviks? : The Socialist Labour Party
  • Pankhurst's Dreadnought and the (original) Fourth International : "Left Communism" and Soviet Democracy
  • The early British Communist Party : Soviet democracy deferred and redefined
  • Endings and conclusions
  • Well prepared ground : the British left on the eve of the Russian Revolution
  • Initial responses to the Russian Revolution : the British left in 1917 and the Leeds "Soviet" Convention
  • The Bolsheviks and the British left : the October Revolution and the suppression of the Constituent Assembly
  • The myth established : the positive view of Soviet democracy
  • Polarized Social-Democrats : denunciation and debate
  • Equivocal reformists : the Independent Labour Party, the Guild Socialist, and the reaction to Kautsky
  • The dictatorship of the Proletariat
  • The Independent Labour Party and the Third International : a crucial test for belief in Soviet Democracy
Control code
704032196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (438 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781926836133
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)704032196
Label
Romancing the revolution : the myth of Soviet democracy and the British Left, Ian Bullock
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "An infantile disorder" : communist unity and the brief life of the Communist Party (British Section of the Third International)
  • British Bolsheviks? : The Socialist Labour Party
  • Pankhurst's Dreadnought and the (original) Fourth International : "Left Communism" and Soviet Democracy
  • The early British Communist Party : Soviet democracy deferred and redefined
  • Endings and conclusions
  • Well prepared ground : the British left on the eve of the Russian Revolution
  • Initial responses to the Russian Revolution : the British left in 1917 and the Leeds "Soviet" Convention
  • The Bolsheviks and the British left : the October Revolution and the suppression of the Constituent Assembly
  • The myth established : the positive view of Soviet democracy
  • Polarized Social-Democrats : denunciation and debate
  • Equivocal reformists : the Independent Labour Party, the Guild Socialist, and the reaction to Kautsky
  • The dictatorship of the Proletariat
  • The Independent Labour Party and the Third International : a crucial test for belief in Soviet Democracy
Control code
704032196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (438 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781926836133
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)704032196

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