Alternate Histories

March 26, 2007 at 2:19 pm 1 comment

I’m finishing Bill Pelz’ history of the European left today. Then back to Donna M. Campbell.

Wanted to quick share this tidbit from 1917:

“The Bolshevik optimism was such Trotsky would later explain to a visiting U.S. businessman that Russia was the best country to invest in because, even after the American workers had expropriated his holdings at home, the soviet government would protect his investment in Russia.”

Would that it were so. Of course, it was commonly believed that a revolution in Germany was also immanent. How different the 20th century must have looked that November.

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  • 1. anaj  |  March 26, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    That’s excellent!

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Reply

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