ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

A+| A| A-

Socialism at the End of the Century-Reflections on an Epoch Passed

Reflections on an Epoch Passed Krishnendu Ray Ravi Sundaram The Russian Revolution of 1917 fashioned the contours of a new global epoch. The conclusive termination of this epoch by the events of 1989 and the transition to a new historical time have generated a crisis of Marxism. The project of renewal of Marxism and the identification of its sources demand a response in terms of a fundamental re-evaluation of the project undertaken in the name of socialism for the past seven decades: To this end the present essay makes an attempt to comprehend the crisis through ah examination of the developments in the Soviet Union since 1917.

To read the full text Login

Get instant access

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

₹826for India

$50for overseas users


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top