Lenin’s Failed Revolution

Many contemporary historians argue that history will always favor the October Revolution, of 1917, as a socialist victory. To deny this overstatement is not historical revisionism. Rather, it is a broader understanding of Marxian principles of and the application of Communist theoretical dialectics. Lenin’s Revolution was an obvious deviation from the standard Marxian “laws of development”, and even the idea of “the dictatorship of the … Continue reading Lenin’s Failed Revolution

Arthur Koestler’s Darkness At Noon

  Arthur Koestler was a stark Marxist-Leninist until he became disillusioned with the Soviet Union, when Stalin conducted his show trials that killed thousands in the late 30s. Darkness At Noon, in essence, is the story of an old-guard revolutionary that is found guilty of some ludicrous political crime that he did not commit, and then he gets jailed. Interestingly, the book does not mention the Soviet Union nor the Communist doctrine but puts us … Continue reading Arthur Koestler’s Darkness At Noon