The Romanov Dynasty, which had ruled for 300 years, was overthrown within five days by a massive revolutionary movement of the working class in the Russian capital of Petrograd. The violent entry of the masses into the making of history raised the central political question of the relationship between the apparently “spontaneous” outbreak of social revolution and the role of conscious political leadership.
The lecturer is Joseph Kishore, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (US). This lecture will be broadcast live on this page at 5:00 pm EDT (21:00 UTC). For time zone calculations, click here. To participate, register for the online lecture series.