Victor Serge: Conscience of a revolution

A very dapper Victor Serge :)

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.

Submitted by wojtek on April 21, 2012

Tues 4.17.12 | Victor Serge: Conscience of a Revolution

Victor Serge lived a remarkable life in the cause of revolution. Translator and biographer Richard Greeman reflects upon the journalist, novelist, and poet's anarchist youth in France with the Bonnot Gang, his involvement in the Bolshevik Revolution, his imprisonment in Stalin's gulag, and his enduring dissident or libertarian Marxism during some of the darkest days of the 20th century. He discusses Serge's belief in the double duty of the revolutionary: to protect the revolution from threats from without, and to defend it from authoritarianism within.

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Comments

BanjoRed91

11 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by BanjoRed91 on April 21, 2012

This is interesting, I've always been leery of Serge because many of my ex Trotskyist associations always idolized him and said he was a proponent of Bolshevik-Leninism.

flaneur

11 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by flaneur on April 21, 2012

Do you know what the background is to Serge's mugshot? Sharp lad, button down grandad collar in 1912 8-)

wojtek

11 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by wojtek on April 22, 2012

I presume it was taken when he was arrested for being a member of the Bonnot Gang, sure had swagger though!

S. Artesian

11 years 10 months ago

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Submitted by S. Artesian on April 23, 2012

That's not button-down; that's a tab collor-- right out of the late 1950s.