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|Pt. 1||The Agony of the Old Regime||1|
|I||Russia in 1900||3|
|II||The Constitutional Experiment||31|
|III||Russia at War||56|
|IV||The February Revolution||75|
|Pt. 2||The Bolsheviks Conquer Russia||99|
|V||Lenin and the Origins of Bolshevism||101|
|VI||The October Coup||113|
|VII||Building the One-Party State||150|
|VIII||The Revolution Internationalized||166|
|Pt. 3||Russia under the Bolshevik Regime||231|
|XI||The Civil War||233|
|XII||The New Empire||275|
|XIII||Communism for Export||286|
|XV||Communism in Crisis||343|
|XVI||Reflections on the Russian Revolution||382|
|Suggestions for Further Reading||415|
Posted November 30, 2002
I love the way some reviewers demand objectivity or even suggest that Pipes is a Nazi. By any chance, are they suggesting that one should remove all commentary and reflection on the events and marginalize one's writing to a summary of facts? If anything, Pipes deserves an ovation for taking on contemporary scholarship which recycles neo-Marxist dogmas and indulges in an occasional doublethink. If you want to look at the Russian Revolution from a genuinely human perspective - this is the book.
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