A revolution that succeeded – until it was crushed by other revolutionaries

This week, I attended a lecture on the Georgian revolution of 1918-1921. It was delivered by my friend Eric Lee and the venue was the Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus in London.

Eric quoted an assessment of the Georgian revolution at the time by the noted German Marxist Karl Kautsky: “In comparison with the hell which Soviet Russia represents, Georgia appeared as a paradise”. But it was the Soviets who took down this democratic system.

Eric has written a book on the Georgian revolution entitled “The Experiment” and you can read my review here.


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