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

Eric, Blanc
http://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?article32026

Publisher:  europe-solidaire.org
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.

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