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Georgia's Forgotten Revolution 1918-1921

A remarkable account of the only large-scale attempt in history to create a democratic, non-authoritarian, fully socialist society. Les mer
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A remarkable account of the only large-scale attempt in history to create a democratic, non-authoritarian, fully socialist society.

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'As Lee reminds us, this Menshevik-dominated government backed free elections, freedom of the press, an independent judiciary, parliamentary rule and free trade unions. Perhaps its most impressive achievement was to carry out agrarian reform, allowing peasants to buy land at reasonable prices and not resorting to the catastrophic forced collectivization the Bolsheviks later employed. Visiting Georgia, a Western socialist like Karl Kautsky could declare it the "antithesis to Bolshevism."'
New York Times

'Lee provides a fascinating account of what the country briefly looked like under Menshvik rule and how this compared to the regime established by Georgia’s most famous son, Stalin.'
Europe Now

'This is an important book. It is the first study in English of the Menshevik government in Georgia between 1918 and 1921.'
Chartist

'A sympathetic, lucidly written and »

Timeline

Preface
Prologue
1. Founding Father
2. Dress Rehearsal
3. The Experiment Begins
4. The Turn towards Germany
5. At War With Armenia
6. The British Take Charge
7. Georgia's Agrarian Revolution
8. The Independence of the Trade Unions
9. The Rise and Rise of the Cooperatives
10. Achilles' Heel: Georgia's National Minorities
11. Fifth Column
12. Europe's Socialist Leaders Come for a Visit
13. The State That Never Was
14. The Experiment Ends
15. The Final Battle
16. Another Revolution Was Possible
Eric Lee is a journalist and historian who has spent over thirty years researching independent Georgia, and has himself been active in trade union and political struggles in both the US and UK. His previous works include Saigon to Jerusalem: Conversations with Israel's Vietnam Veterans (1993) and Operation Basalt: The British Raid on Sark and Hitler's Commando Order (2016).

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