Iain McKay

Iain McKay is an independent anarchist writer and researcher. He was the main author of An Anarchist FAQ as well as numerous other works, including Mutual Aid: An Introduction and Evaluation. In addition, he has edited and introduced Property Is Theft! A Pierre-Joseph Proudhon Anthology; Direct Struggle Against Capital: A Peter Kropotkin Anthology; and Kropotkin’s 1913 book Modern Science and Anarchy. He is also a regular contributor to Anarcho-Syndicalist Review as well as Black Flag and Freedom.

The Unknown Revolution: 1917–1921

The Unknown Revolution: 1917–1921

SKU: 9781629635774
Author: Voline • Introduction by Iain McKay • Foreword by Rudolf Rocker
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629635774
Published: 2/2019
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 832
Subjects: History-Russia / Politics-Anarchism


“A fascinating and valuable book—a combination of history, eyewitness account, and partisan advocacy—about the Russian revolution of 1917–21.”
—Stephen F. Cohen, author of Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution

“In rich detail Voline documents the efforts of workers, peasants, and intellectuals to inaugurate a free society based on local initiative and autonomy. . . . It should be read by every person interested in the anarchist movement and the Russian Revolution.”
—Paul Avrich, author of The Russian Anarchists

“The uniqueness of his work consists not only in the events that the author has selected for analysis but also in the anarchist point of view. Neither would be found in Soviet or Western academic literature of the Revolution.”

“One of the most coherent and comprehensive personal accounts of the Russian Revolution, of the nature of the Bolshevik State from its birth in 1917 through to its suppression of both the Kronstadt uprising of 1921 and of the Makhnovist peasant movement in the Ukraine between 1918 and 1921.”
—Stuart Christie, author of Granny Made Me an Anarchist

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