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We made a mistake on the speakers. The first speaker will be Sharat G. Lin, Centennial Legacies of the Russian Revolution: Triumphs, Flaws, and Alternatives, as indicated.
The second speaker will be Gerald Smith, speaking on Art and the Russian Revolution
ABSTRACT: The Russian Revolution led to a burst of artistic creativity. Gerald Smith, a member of the Creative Lens Collective, will discuss various aspects of this revolutionary period in artistic history.
Richard Becker will speak on Sun, Oct 29, 2017: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, as follows:
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library
• Richard Becker: The Bolsheviks in Power: Three Indispensable Tasks
ABSTRACT: Following the seizure of power, the Bolsheviks were confronted with three immense and immediate tasks: building the new Red Army to defend the Soviet republic against a war of annihilation by the imperialist countries and domestic counter-revolutionaries; addressing a deep economic crisis and widespread hunger; and, reorganizing the left-wing of the world working class movement on a revolutionary basis through the Communist International. How did the Revolution survive against seemingly overwhelming odds?
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. - Gene