Understanding Socialism: Part Five.

1871 to 1917. Revolutionary Divide.

This is technically the final installment of our series “Understanding Socialism,” where we cover the period between the Paris Commune in 1871 and onset of World War I, which precedes (and leads to) the Russian Revolution in 1917. We’re going to cover the Russian Revolution briefly in an epilogue that speaks to the divergence from classical Marxism from the Revolution forward, and where socialist movements stand today. This final episode brings new figures into the spotlight such as Karl Kautsky and Rosa Luxemburg and crosses the pond to introduce the likes of Emma Goldman and Eugene Debs.

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Election poster for Eugene V. Debs, Socialist Party of America candidate for President 1904.

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