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By Michael C. Hickey

ISBN-10: 0313385238

ISBN-13: 9780313385230

ISBN-10: 0313385246

ISBN-13: 9780313385247

How greater to appreciate historical past than in the course of the phrases of these who lived it? Competing Voices from the Russian Revolution: scuffling with phrases provides files that underscore the extreme richness of public dialogue approximately key occasions and concerns in the course of the 1917 Russian Revolution, one of many pivotal occasions in sleek heritage. rigorously edited and annotated, the files aid make clear the problems whereas revealing the extensive diversity of the way during which Russians understood the occasions unfolding round them. targeting public rhetoric and debate in Russia from the outbreak of global struggle I in 1914 during the dissolution of the Constituent meeting in January 1918, the files current the perspectives not just of key political figures, but additionally of normal males and women—mothers, squaddies, manufacturing facility employees, peasants, scholars, businesspeople, and informed pros.

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We also hold the deep conviction that the war will finally open the European popular masses’ eyes to the real source of the violence and oppression from which they suffer, and this current dreadful outbreak of barbarism will be the last. 3 “TO ALL RUSSIAN SOCIETY,” A SOCIALIST REVOLUTIONARY ANTIWAR LEAFLET FROM KHARKOV, 17 AUGUST 19146 The following document is a leaflet published by a Socialist Revolutionary group in the Ukrainian industrial city Kharkov. Historians sometimes call the Socialist Revolutionaries (SRs) a “peasants’ party,” but they had strong support among workers, students, and educated professionals.

The German bourgeoisie heads one belligerent camp. It deceives the working class and laboring masses by claiming that they fight to defend their country’s freedom and culture, to destroy reactionary tsarism and liberate the peoples it oppresses. [Lenin goes on to argue that the German ruling classes will save tsarism to prevent revolution in Russia. ] . . The German bourgeoisie spreads fairy tales about a defensive war, but in reality has chosen to make war at the most opportune moment, when it can use the latest improvements in military technology and forestall the rearmament already planned by France and Russia.

The German bourgeoisie spreads fairy tales about a defensive war, but in reality has chosen to make war at the most opportune moment, when it can use the latest improvements in military technology and forestall the rearmament already planned by France and Russia. The English and French bourgeoisies head the other belligerent camp. They deceive the working class and toiling masses by insisting that they fight to defend their countries’ freedom and culture against German militarism and despotism.

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