This in-depth, eyewitness history written by Voline, an outspoken activist in the Russian Revolution, pays significant attention to what the author describes as "struggles for the real Social Revolution"--that is, the uprising of the sailors and workers of Kronstadt in 1921 and the peasant movement that Nestor Makhno led in the Ukraine. These movements provide a clearer understanding of both the original objectives of the Russian Revolution and the problems facing all revolutions with far-reaching social objectives. Of particular interest are the many personal experiences and those in which the author reveals the deep divide between the Libertarians and the Bolsheviks. This edition is a translation of the full text of La R volution inconnue, first published in 1947. It reinstates material omitted from earlier English-language editions and reproduces the complete text of the original volumes.
The Unknown Revolution: 1917-1921