[Marxism] History according to EH Carr

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri May 10 06:42:27 MDT 2019

Originally a liberal, Carr began to look at the world with “different 
eyes”, and as early as 1931, after the Great Depression, he began to 
lose faith in the concept of capitalism and the political structure in 
which his early character was forged. In his developing interest in 
Russian history – and reading the Russian literature that was available 
to him – he was inspired to write the 14-volume A History of Soviet 
Russia, the first part of which was published in 1950. During its 
composition he became more convinced by Soviet ideology and before his 
death in 1982, he was urged to formalise his political beliefs, which he 
did in a personal three-page letter to my grandfather. This now 
survives, hidden deep within family archives; it stipulates he was a 


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