As ""a key to the understanding of the rise and the decline of revolutionary movements"" the author traces the backgrounds,...

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APOSTLES OF REVOLUTION

As ""a key to the understanding of the rise and the decline of revolutionary movements"" the author traces the backgrounds, motivations, developments of the careers of Blanqui, Marx, Bakunin, Nechayev, Most, Makhno and Stalin. It is a picture of the whys behind the ""ever-recurring tragic failures of all revolutionary mass movements, which invariably fall short in achieving their originally professed aims"", in ""the inherent contradiction between the interests of the leading group and those of the uneducated rank and file"" and in ""the establishment of a new aristocracy, regardless of the ideas professed"" It is a thorough going job, helping to interpret today's problems.

Pub Date: Feb. 15, 1938

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Little, Brown

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1938