World Revolution, 1917 - 1936 (The C. L. R. James Archives)
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Published in 1937, close to the Midnight in the Century when Hitler and Stalin dominated global politics, C. L. R. James s World Revolution affirms the actuality of Marxism even as it confronts the degeneration of the Russian Revolution of October 1917. In telling the story of the advance and retreat of the great revolutionary wave at the end of the First World War, James displays his qualities as a theorist, historian, and writer. This new edition includes an invaluable introduction by Christian Hogsbjerg that sets World Revolution in its place in the politics of the British left in the 1930s and in James s own rich intellectual development. --Alex Callinicos, author of "The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx ""

"Published in 1937, close to the 'Midnight in the Century' when Hitler and Stalin dominated global politics, C. L. R. James's World Revolution affirms the actuality of Marxism even as it confronts the degeneration of the Russian Revolution of October 1917. In telling the story of the advance and retreat of the great revolutionary wave at the end of the First World War, James displays his qualities as a theorist, historian, and writer. This new edition includes an invaluable introduction by Christian Hogsbjerg that sets World Revolution in its place in the politics of the British left in the 1930s and in James's own rich intellectual development."--Alex Callinicos, author of "The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx "

-This incisive and wide-ranging work by the Trinidadian Marxist, C. L. R. James, was one of the first analyses of the rise of Stalin's tyranny and the subordination of the needs of the international communist movement to the needs of the Soviet state. Christian Hogsbjerg provides a marvelous introduction to James's life and to the political context in which he wrote this remarkable work.---S. A. Smith, author of -Revolution and the People in Russia and China: A Comparative History -

-Published in 1937, close to the 'Midnight in the Century' when Hitler and Stalin dominated global politics, C. L. R. James's World Revolution affirms the actuality of Marxism even as it confronts the degeneration of the Russian Revolution of October 1917. In telling the story of the advance and retreat of the great revolutionary wave at the end of the First World War, James displays his qualities as a theorist, historian, and writer. This new edition includes an invaluable introduction by Christian Hogsbjerg that sets World Revolution in its place in the politics of the British left in the 1930s and in James's own rich intellectual development.---Alex Callinicos, author of -The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx -

"This incisive and wide-ranging work by the Trinidadian Marxist, C. L. R. James, was one of the first analyses of the rise of Stalin's tyranny and the subordination of the needs of the international Communist movement to the needs of the Soviet state. Christian Hogsbjerg provides a marvelous introduction to James's life and to the political context in which he wrote this remarkable work."--S. A. Smith, author of "Revolution and the People in Russia and China: A Comparative History "

C. L. R. James (1901-1989), a Trinidadian historian, political activist, and writer, is the author of The Black Jacobins, an influential study of the Haitian Revolution. He is also the author of The Life of Captain Cipriani, Toussaint Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History, and Beyond a Boundary, all also published by Duke University Press. Christian Hogsbjerg is a historian and works for Leeds University Centre for African Studies. He is the author of C. L. R. James in Imperial Britain, and the coeditor of The Black Jacobins Reader, both also published by Duke University Press.



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