1903-17: How The Bolsheviks Became a Revolutionary Party

Socialism 2016

July 01, 2016

The Bolshevik Party stands along in leading a successful working-class revolution, even if it lasted for only a short time. Long vilified by conservatives and liberals alike, a debate has recently erupted among revolutionaries questioning whether the Bolshevik model remains relevant today. Some go so far as to question if there was any distinct Bolshevik model in the first place. This talk will argue affirmatively on both counts.

Suggested Readings:
Revolutionary Parliamentarism: Lenin, the Bolsheviks, and the Electoral Arena by Todd Chretien, International Socialist Review

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