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‘Nothing to Celebrate? Commemorating the Russian Revolution’. April 18, 2017

Posted by guestposter in Uncategorized.
May meeting of the Irish Historical Society. This will take place at 7 pm on Monday 8 May in the Neill Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2.
Prof. Sheila Fitzpatrick (University of Sydney) will give a paper entitled ‘Nothing to Celebrate? Commemorating the Russian Revolution’.
Further details and a poster will be circulated and as always the meeting is free and all are welcome. However, we do recommend booking. See ‘eventbrite Sheila Fitzpatrick’ or click on the link below


1. Starkadder - April 19, 2017

Isn’t Fitzpatrick sympathetic to the Revolution without being a Marxist, or am I misinterpreting her views?


FergusD - April 19, 2017

Someone on the CLR recommended a book by her which I read “Stalin’s Workers” or something like that. It was about the late 20s and thirties, five year plan etc leading up to WW2. Really interesting. Not Marxist IMHO, but didn’t come across as simply anti-Communist. I haven’t read anything else that looked at attitudes of working class people to the USSR during that crucial period, sociology really.


WorldbyStorm - April 19, 2017

Yes, she’s a fascinating person just in that respect. She’s kind of respectful about the revolution in a way a lot of others who are non-Marxist aren’t. A pity more of that ilk couldn’t be like her.


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