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ISBN: 9781459411050-28

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Revolution, Counterrevolution, and Reforms

From: The Great Class War 1914-1918

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The war that was supposed to be an antidote to revolution actually produces the

revolution. The revolution is smothered in blood in Germany and Hungary, but

succeeds in Russia in spite of domestic opposition and foreign intervention. And

in many Western European countries revolution can be avoided only via the

introduction of major political and social reforms, in other words, by escalating a

democratization process that was supposed to have been halted or even rolled back

by war . . .

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Jacques R. Pauwels

JACQUES R. PAUWELS has taught European history at the University of Toronto, York University and the University of Waterloo. He is the author of several books on twentieth-century history, including The Myth of the Good War, in which he provides a revisionist look at the role of the United States and other Allied countries in the Second World War. An independent scholar, Pauwels holds PhDs in history and political science. He lives in Brantford, Ontario.