Victor Serge

Bolshevik matters - Karl Kautsky

5 fragments of Kautsky on Bolshevik related matters published here for the first time.

Trotsky’s defence. Response to Trotsky - Victor Serge

Kronstadt Izvestia

A short letter disputing Trotsky's attempts to shift the blame for the repression of the Kronstadt revolt.

Birth of Our Power - Victor Serge

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Pan-European novel, taking us from the workers' stronghold of Barcelona at the end of the First World War where hopes for revolution are fueled by the news of revolution in Russia.

The Case of Comrade Tulayev - Victor Serge

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Masterful fictionalisation of the purges and how they affected the various character types in the political upheaval of Stalinist Russia.

The Bonnot Gang: The story of the French illegalists - Richard Parry

This is the story of the infamous Bonnot Gang: the most notorious French anarchists ever, and the inventors of the motorized get-away. It is the story of how the anarchist taste for illegality developed into illegalism - the theory that theft is liberating. And how a number of young anarchists met in Paris in the years before the first world war, determined to live their lives to the full, regardless of the inevitable - and tragic - consequences.

Victor Serge: Conscience of a revolution

A podcast on Victor Serge from Pacifica Radio's "Against the Grain" with Richard Greeman, translator, biographer and secretary of The International Victor Serge Foundation.

Year one of the revolution - Victor Serge

Account of the Russian revolution written by Victor Serge, a Bolshevik who had become disillusioned with anarchism. We do not necessarily agree with it all but reproduce it for reference.

Victor Serge: Totalitarianism and State Capitalism - Philippe Bourrinet

Complete text of Bourrinet’s presentation at the Victor Serge Symposium held in Moscow, September 29-30, 2001.

Revolution and Dictatorship - Luigi Fabbri

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Essay by Luigi Fabbri analysing the Russian revolution and its authoritarian distortion by the Bolsheviks, with Victor Serge (the "anarchist who has forgotten his principles") singled out for special criticism.

The Unhappy Elitist: Victor Serge's Early Bolshevism - Peter Sedgwick

Peter Sedgwick examines the early, often seemingly contradictory, politics of anarchist-turned Bolshevik Victor Serge.