On the 90th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, we explore the legacy of the revolution with this conversation with Moshe Lewin, former collective farm worker and eminent scholar of Soviet social history (a Professor Emeritus from the Univ. of Pennsylvania). This segment comes to us from a 2006 broadcast of Against the Grain. Sasha Lilly explores he following question with Prof. Lewin: “What was the nature of the Soviet system? Was it in fact socialist or something else? Did its failure illustrate the futility of attempts to envisage of life after capitalism or was the Soviet experience shaped by other factors specific to the former Tsarist Empire?
Soviet Century: A Conversation with Historian Moshe Lewin
October 1, 2009 by versouk