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“The Reddest of the Blacks”


For the past several months, I’ve been researching the life of Lovett Fort-Whiteman. Here’s a short film I made about his eventual arrest and death in Stalinist Russia.

Early Soviet Urban Communes

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Guest:

Andy Willimott is Lecturer in Modern Russian & Soviet History at the University of Reading specializing in the social and cultural history of revolutionary Russia and the early Soviet state, with a particular interest in the formation and experience of radical ideology. He is the co-editor with Matthias Neumann of Rethinking the Russian Revolution as Historical Divide. His new book is Living the Revolution: Urban Communes & Soviet Socialism, 1917-1931 published Oxford University Press and winner of the BASEES Alexander Nove Book Prize for 2018.

Music:

Skinny Puppy, “Cage,” B-Sides Collection, 1999.