The Revolutions podcast has chronicled the big modern revolutions from England to France and to the Americas, with so much ground covered amid and between those. It is now about to hit the Russian Revolution.
From the beginning, the podcast has taken an enthusiastic and often times sarcastic tone, but has remained largely unbiased and accurate. I’m not alone in worrying that the introduction of Marx into the story might rock things, and shift into an unwarranted criticism of Marxism, but so far episodes “10.1- The International Working Men’s Association“, “10.2- The Adventures of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engel” and “10.3- The Three Pillars of Marxism” have held to the standard I expect from the podcast. I’m looking forward to how Mike Duncan will tell the story of this most divisive revolution.
According to Lenin, Karl Marx was, “the genius who continued and consummated the three main ideological currents of the 19th century, as represented by the three most advanced countries of mankind: classical German philosophy, classical English political economy, and French socialism combined with French revolutionary doctrines in general.”10.3- The Three Pillars of Marxism
I’ve been listening to Mike for years, ever since a former roommate introduced me to The History of Rome. I strongly recommend his exhaustive but accessible way of delivering history in either of his two podcasts.