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By Mike Duncan
A weekly podcast exploring great political revolutions. Now: The July Revolution. Next: 1848
Episode 10.73 Episoded Dela...
[Insert Frowny Face Emojis Here] But I will still be in Pasadena Oct 27! Link to All The Details.
Comrade Lenin says don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Link to details on the talk/signing in Pasadena!
Links to tour details... Minneapolis Oct 11: Magers and Quinn Naperville Oct 12: Anderson's Bookshop Madison/Verona Oct 13: Kismet Books Milwaukee Oct 14: Boswells Book Company Pasadena Oct 27: Vromans Bookstore
Links to details... Main page (scroll down): Minneapolis: Magers and Quinn Chicago: Anderson's Bookshop Madison: Kismet Books Milwaukee: Boswells Book Company
Not a political plot. A sitcom plot.
When you come at the king, best not miss.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket, folks.
April 1917 reminds us sometimes foreign affairs DO matter in domestic politics. --- The H2W related podcast appearances I mentioned: Based on a True Story with Dan LeFebvre. Great chat about Lafayette in film and TV. KPFA's Letters and Politics ...
Wherein the Bolsheviks call for an Uber. The New Yorker Article by Adam Gopnick The New Republic Article by David Klion (Hi David!) CBS This Morning Segment Look ma I'm on the tee-vee.
The February Revolution succeeded! Everything is great now! Get tix for Hero of Two Worlds Events! Aug 20 Politics and Prose with Jamelle Bouie Aug 23 Midtown Scholar with Ben Rhodes Aug 24 The Strand with Alexis Coe Aug 31 ...
The Duma is about to get a new roommate: The Petrograd Soviet Sign up fast for Hero of Two Worlds Events! Aug 20 Politics and Prose with Jamelle Bouie Aug 23 Midtown Scholar with Ben Rhodes Aug 24 The Strand ...
Good riddance to Dear Nicky. Sign up fast for Hero of Two Worlds Events! Aug 20 Politics and Prose with Jamelle Bouie Aug 23 Midtown Scholar with Ben Rhodes Aug 24 The Strand with Alexis Coe Aug 31 Harvard Bookstore ...
The February Revolution began on International Women's Day Meanwhile...Lafayette Events! Aug 20 Politics and Prose with Jamelle Bouie Aug 23 Midtown Scholar with Ben Rhodes Aug 24 The Strand with Alexis Coe Aug 31 Harvard Bookstore with Patrick Wyman.
Really should have called this episode The Verge. Come hang out with Patrick Wyman and Me on July 22 to celbrate the launch of his book The Verge! Pre-Order Hero of Two Worlds!
Why get off the road to ruin when you can just stay on it? Pre-order Hero of Two Worlds!
You make the call. Pre-order Hero of Two Worlds! Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
Inflation and scarcity are not exactly solid foundations to base the stability of a regime. Link: The Hero of Two Worlds bookshop map Tell us where you pre-ordered the book!
Ok, maybe it wasn't a great war, but it *was* a great offensive. Link: Bookstore Map (scroll down) Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
Lafayette comes to America! Enjoy! A link to pre-order the book! A link to the map to tell us where you pre-ordered the book! Scroll down it's at the bottom. Thanks!
When it started, everyone thought it was gonna be a regular war. But it turned out to be a *great* war. Sponsor: Harrys.com/revolutions
Wherein we finally talk about the Second International just so we can watch it die. Sponsor: Pre-Order Hero of Two Worlds!
War will cause another revolution? No! War will prevent another revolution. Sponsor: keeps.com/revolutions
Confused by how events Balkans could spark a world war? Good news, you're not alone. All the Great Powers of Europe are right there with you. Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
You already know a lot actually! sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
Au revoir Paris.
A rapist protected by powerful friends? Who has ever heard of such a thing? Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
Why be an illiterate Siberian peasant when you can be a sought after curiosity in St. Petersburg. sponsor: awaytravel.com/revolutions
Wherein the gods hate me, but they hated Alexei Romanov even more... Sponsor: HelloFresh/Revolutions12
Stolypin's reforms died. Then Stolypin died.
After re-writing election laws to ensure a Duma he could work with, Prime Minister Stolypin finally had a Duma he could work with. Sponsor: harrys.com/revolution.
Why have two revolutions when you can have one big long revolution? sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
Unity Congress more like DISunity Congress, amirite? sponsor: audible.com/revolutions.
Who expropriates the expropriators? sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
Wherein we ask the ask the eternal question: Was it really a coup? Sponsor: HelloFresh
To celebrate his new reform program, Prime Minster Stolypin handed out commemorative neckties. Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
They didn't get dubbed "The Duma of National Anger" because they were quiescent and complacent. Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
Last time on the Revolutions Podcast...
Wherein I explain what the heck happened to me.
Maybe if Nicholas hadn't been so set on rejecting the verdict of 1905, there wouldn't be a Part II to look forward to.
The Days of Freedom could be numbered in days.
That time everyone stayed home from work. Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions.
When you think you're out in the front of the pack, but really you're being lapped. Sponsor: Harrys.com/revolutions
When you pray for a miracle and all God sends is a metaphor. Voyage of the Damned Video Battle of Tsushima Video
Bloody Sunday triggered the largest popular protests the Russian Empire had ever seen. sponsor: away.com/revolutions20
When people are crying out for help, maybe don't murder them in the streets. Sponsor: audible.com/revolutions
The Russian Revolution of 1905 actually began in 1904. Sponsor: harrys.com/revolutions
What happens when you think victory will be easy, defeat will be catastrophic...and then you start to lose?
When you can't decide whether to cultivate the revolutionary potential of the peasants or assassinate government officials, the SRs say: why not both?
When you have a majority, flaunt it.
To build a fire one first needs a spark.