Video: The October Revolution and the struggle for socialism

 
BY:Communist Party USA| October 6, 2017
Video: The October Revolution and the struggle for socialism

 

An exploration of the impact of the October Revolution on the U.S. is presented in the webinar Scientific Socialism: 100 years of struggle. Featured  is a discussion of Philip Foner’s The Bolshevik Revolution: Its Impact on American Radicals, Liberals, and Labor led by Dr. Gerald Horne.

With intellectuals like W.E.B. Du Bois,  exclaiming in the wake  of the October Revolution, “If what I have seen is Bolshevism, I am a Bolshevik!” and journalists such as  Lincoln Steffens declaring, “I have seen the future and it works,” Horne explores the revolution’s impact on the broader outlines of U.S. culture with particular attention to the labor movement and African Americans.

 

 

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