One Hundred Years since October
SMC Affiliated Work
School of Liberal Arts
LABOR Studies in Working-Class History
The Russian Revolution of October 1917 opened up a new historical epoch and was greeted with enthusiasm by workers around the world. Never before had workers come close to winning power, though many participated in political life in the social democratic parties of Western Europe. Now, suddenly, in Russia, revolution was an actuality, not simply a hope or a threat, as a huge country broke from international capitalism. It is almost impossible to imagine today the intoxicating power of that moment: Victor Serge described it as one where “life is beginning anew, where conscious will, intelligence, and an inexorable love of mankind are in action.”1
Political Science | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Weissman, Susan. “One Hundred Years since October.” Labor-Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, 14(3), 11-16. September 2017. DOI: 10.1215/15476715-3921263.
Weissman, Susan. One Hundred Years since October (2017). LABOR Studies in Working-Class History. 14 (3), 11-16. 10.1215/15476715-3921263 [article]. https://digitalcommons.stmarys-ca.edu/school-liberal-arts-faculty-works/766