Anti-Stalinist affirmation of revolutionary ideals.,
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This review is from: Memoirs of a Revolutionary (New York Review Books Classics) (Paperback)
Part autobiography, part memoir, part history book, part political analysis - total brilliance.
Amongst the heaps of garbage that are written about the Russian Revolution, the gems shine through and among the crown jewels stands Serge's 'Memoirs'.
Gone is the hackneyed lying about totalitarian conspiracies at the heart of Bolshevism, gone is the lie that the revolution wasn't a popular event, to be replaced by the memoirs of someone who was there and knew the truth: that the revolution was popular, that Bolshevism was not authoritarian and that the growth of authoritarianism was a consequence of events.
And superbly written.