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Review: ‘Russian Revolution – hope, tragedy, myths’

Review: ‘Russian Revolution – hope, tragedy, myths’

Reviewed by Niall Mulholland “In 1917, the process of long-overdue social and political change in the Russian empire took the form of a revolution… [which] sparked hopes that an ideal social order was achievable…” Unlike the recent (London) Royal Academy ...

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Sergei Eisenstein’s ‘October’

Sergei Eisenstein’s ‘October’

Reviewed by Diana O’Dwyer ‘October’ by the famous Soviet director, Sergei Eisenstein, is a fascinating film. It is a socialist history that shows us the transformation of society, not simply by the leadership of a handful of individuals, but by ...

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Class and Art by Leon Trotsky

Culture Under the Dictatorship (May 1924) Delivered: May 9, 1924. Speech during discussion at the Press Department of the Central Committee of the RCP(B) on Party Policy in the Field of Imaginative Literature. Publisher: New Park, London, September 1974, ISBN ...

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What Is Proletarian Culture, and Is It Possible? -Leon Trotsky

 (1923) Transcribed for the Philisophy/History Archive, mirrored here with permission. Every ruling class creates its own culture, and consequently, its own art. History has known the slave-owning cultures of the East and of classic antiquity, the feudal culture of medieval ...

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Communist Policy Toward Art -Leon Trotsky

(1923) Transcribed for the Internet by Andy Blunden. ( thanks to MIA) It is untrue that revolutionary art can be created only by workers. Just because the revolution is a working-class revolution, it releases – to repeat what was said ...

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