On today’s show host Mitch Jeserich interviews archaeologist and Marxist historian Neil Faulkner about his new book A People’s History of the Russian Revolution, which looks at the dynamics of the infamous mass movement that overthrew the Russian Czar in 1917. A century after this defining moment, we clarify its legacy and look back to evaluate its potential lessons. Faulkner seeks to revise traditional (mis)readings of the revolution and highlight its democratic essence.
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