Book Review: ‘The Experiment – Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution 1918-1921’

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    Brilliant! I knew nothing of this. Decades of reading and one still always learns new fantastic facts. So this was exactly contemporary with the Makhnovshchina in southern Ukraine and other "free territories" in Siberia.

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    Young Master Smeet
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    https://www.marxists.org/archive/kautsky/1921/georgia/index.htmKautsky's book, I've had a flick thropugh before.And, I think this is Trotsky's account:https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1922/red-white/ch05.htmI'm most of the way through the book, and it is disappointing: it's written in quite a partisan style, and it seems quite superficial.  Also, having flicked through to its conclusions, the faults it finds give ammunition to the Bolshevik case, that had a bolshevik style party taken Georgia, they might have withstood the Russian invasion.As a brief account of perfidious Albion's role and of colonialism/imprialism in the region, it is usewful, though.

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    jondwhite
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    Trotsky's book is given a lot of analysis in The Experiment, I think the book even suggests at one point it could be thought of as a rebuttal to Trotsky's account.

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