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Author Prashad, Vijay, author.

Title Red Star over the Third World / Vijay Prashad.

Publication Info. London : Pluto Press, 2019.


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 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  947.08 PRA    Check Shelf
Description 131 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Note "First published in India in 2017 by LeftWord Books, New Delhi"--Title page verso.
Contents Eastern graves -- Red October -- Follow the path of the Russians! -- The lungs of Russia -- Peasant Soviets -- Soviet Asia -- Enemy of imperialism -- Eastern Marxism -- To see the dawn -- Colonial Fascism -- Polycentric Communism -- Memories of Communism.
Summary "From Cuba to Vietnam, from China to South Africa, the October Revolution inspired millions of people beyond the territory of Russia. The Revolution proved that the masses could not only overthrow autocratic governments, but also form an opposing government in their own image. The new idea that the working class and the peasantry could be allied, combined with the clear strength and necessity of a vanguard party, guided multiplying revolutions across the globe. This book explains the ideological power of the October Revolution in the Global South. From Ho Chi Minh to Fidel Castro, to reflections on polycentric Communism and collective memories of Communism, it shows how, for a brief moment, another world was possible. It is not a comprehensive study, but a small book with a large hope-- that a new generation will come to see the importance of this revolutionary spirit for the working class and peasantry in the parts of the world that suffered under the heel of colonial domination for centuries"-- Provided by pubisher.
Subject Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Influence.
Soviet Union -- History -- 1917-1936.
Communism -- Developing countries.
Communism -- Southern Hemisphere -- History -- 20th century.
Communist countries -- History -- 20th century.
Developing countries -- Politics and government.
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Communism (OCoLC)fst00870421
Soviet Union (OCoLC)fst01210281
Developing countries (OCoLC)fst01242969
Communist countries (OCoLC)fst01240119
Southern Hemisphere (OCoLC)fst01245895
Politics and Government.
Revolution (Soviet Union : 1917-1921) (OCoLC)fst01907572
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Ebook version : 9781786804815
ISBN 9780745339665 (paperback)
0745339662 (paperback)
9781786804808 (PDF eBook)
9781786804822 (Kindle eBook)
9781786804815 (EPUB eBook)
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