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By Richard Seymour

All empires spin self-serving myths, and within the US the main powerful of those is that the USA is a strength for democracy worldwide. but there's a culture of yank anti-imperialism that exposes this deceptive mythology. American Insurgents is a stunning, revelatory heritage of anti-imperialism within the usa because the American Revolution. It charts the events opposed to empire from the Indian Wars and the expansionism of the slave South to the Anti-Imperialist League of Mark Twain and Jane Addams. Seymour crafts a full of life and obvious rationalization of why a few of these pursuits succeeded and others failed. the result's an important point of view for these organizing antiwar resistance at the present time.

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It set itself four main tasks: ending the war, establishing workers’ control in the factories, distributing the land to the peasants, and surviving the anticipated counterrevolution. The Bolsheviks made good on their word to bring about a rapid conclusion to the war, signing an armistice with Germany three months after taking power. Far from dictating to all other parties how to make the revolution, the Bolsheviks adopted the Left Socialist Revolutionaries’ program for land reform, essentially sanctioning the land seizures then being carried out 53.

33 (Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1974), 60–79. StateandRevolution text pages_7_Layout 1 10/22/14 3:10 PM Page 32 32 State and Revolution he sought to do for Marx; that is, reestablish an accurate understanding of his ideas. In the broadest terms, Lenin warns of two equally harmful mistakes. First, the social-democratic notion that “ready-made state machines” can be taken over from capitalism more or less intact and used to redistribute wealth, eradicate racism, and save the planet are all dangerous illusions.

33 (Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1974), 60–79. StateandRevolution text pages_7_Layout 1 10/22/14 3:10 PM Page 32 32 State and Revolution he sought to do for Marx; that is, reestablish an accurate understanding of his ideas. In the broadest terms, Lenin warns of two equally harmful mistakes. First, the social-democratic notion that “ready-made state machines” can be taken over from capitalism more or less intact and used to redistribute wealth, eradicate racism, and save the planet are all dangerous illusions.

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