New series: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in the 20th century

We will be publishing reading material throughout 

May 13
Introduction Imperialism, war and revolution 1900-18 (Kevin Bean)

May 20 & May 27
Russian Revolution 1917-24  (Roger Silverman)

  • John Reed: Ten Days that shook the World
  • China Mieville: October
  • Trotsky: History of the Russian Revolution

June 3 & June 10
Debating Stalinism-the revolution betrayed? 1924-39 (Matthew Jones)

June 17 & June 24
The rise of fascism: Italy and Germany 1918-33  (Kevin Bean and David Broder)

July 1
Capitalist reaction and counter-revolution: Nazi Germany 1933-39 (Kevin Bean)

July 8
US 1918-39: revolutionary challenge and capitalist response (New Deal etc) (Daniel Lazare)

July 15
Debating the Spanish revolution 1918-39 (speaker tbc)

July 22 & July 29
The fight against imperialism: Ireland, India, China, South East Asia, Africa (speakers tbc)

August 5
Revolution and counter revolution 1914-1939: concluding roundtable discussion (speakers tbc)