The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished 20th Century




One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I and the Russian Revolution, none of the problems of the twentieth century—devastating wars, economic crises, social inequality, and the threat of dictatorship—have been solved. In fact, they are posed even more sharply today.
David North argues against contemporary historians who maintain that the dissolution of the USSR signalled the “end of history” (Fukuyama), or the “short twentieth century”(Hobsbawm).