By Louise Bryant
Louise Bryant (1885-1936) used to be an American journalist and author most sensible recognized for her Marxist and anarchist ideals and her essays on radical political and feminist topics. Bryant released articles in numerous radical left journals in the course of her existence. She travelled to Russia together with her husband John Reed in 1917 and 1918. whereas there, they participated in Bolshevik agitation and Communist get together actions, and wrote articles in regards to the pending revolution. Her works comprise: Six crimson Months in Russia (1918).
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And it is a very complicated process for all the different nationalities in Russia. Remember, that the French revolution took five years and that France was inhabited by one people; that France is the size of one of our provincial districts. " Another statement he made that day, and that I am sure he would still maintain, was in regard to material assistance from America to Russia. I asked him how America could best aid Russia. "First," he replied, "by trying to understand us– by trying to understand the soul of the Russian people and what they are going through.
But no. . he can never be a drawing-room favourite; he is not as cultured as Lenine or Trotsky; he speaks only Russian and a few words of French, while they speak any number of languages, are well up on the classics and even chatter of music. Trotsky looks like Paderevski and Lenine like Beethoven. What chance has he against them? Still–Kerensky is playful, ministers in the Winter Palace claimed that he kept them awake all hours of the night, singing grand opera airs. . I had a tremendous respect for Kerensky when he was head of the Provisional Government.
Once she even said, "I blame her for the massacre of the officers, and not the poor sailors and soldiers," which was surely a ridiculously unjust statement, for Kollontay would be the last person to think of such a thing. "This absurd Madame Kollontay," she said, "invites the servants to come and sit in armchairs at her meetings. Such things cannot be! What can they know of social reforms or of technical training? " "I cannot understand," I said to Countess Panina, "how you can love Russia so much and still take part in this terrible sabotaging.