One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I and the Russian Revolution, none of the problems of the twentieth century—devastating wars, economic crises, social inequality, and the threat of dictatorship—have been solved. In fact, they are posed even more sharply today.
In this volume, David North argues against contemporary historians who maintain that the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 signaled the “end of history” (Fukuyama), or the “short twentieth century”(Hobsbawm). Disputing postmodernism’s view that all history is merely subjective “narrative,” North insists that a thorough materialist knowledge of history is vital for humanity’s survival in the twenty-first century.
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- The Bolshevik Seizure of Power in October 1917: Coup d’État or Revolution?
- Was There an Alternative to Stalinism?
- Leon Trotsky and the Fate of Socialism in the Twentieth Century: A Reply to Professor Eric Hobsbawm
- Reform and Revolution in the Epoch of Imperialism
- Why are Trade Unions Hostile to Socialism?
- Postmodernism’s Twentieth Century: Political Demoralization and the Flight from Historical Truth
- Lenin’s Theory of Socialist Consciousness: The Origins of Bolshevism and What Is To Be Done?
- Witnesses to Permanent Revolution: A Significant Contribution to the Study of Marxist Political Strategy
- The Myth of “Ordinary Germans”: A Review of Daniel Goldhagen’s Hitler’s Willing Executioners
- It Was All Engels’ Fault: A Review of Tom Rockmore’s Marx After Marxism