National liberation and Bolshevism reexamined: A view from the borderlands - An analysis of the socialist debates on the national question up through 1914
A view from the Czarist empire's borderlands obliges us to rethink assumptions about the revolutions of 1905 and 1917
Date Written: 20/05/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16326
The following paper analyzes the socialist debates on the national question up through 1914. I argue that an effective strategy of anti-colonial Marxism was first put forward by the borderland socialists, not the Bolsheviks. Lenin and his comrades lagged behind the non-Russian Marxists on this crucial issue well into the Civil War.