The experiment georgias forgotten revolution 1918 1921 eric lee on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers for many the russian revolution of 1917 was a symbol of hope and offered proof that another way of envisioning the world was indeed possible but soviet authoritarianism and the horrors of the gulags have since led to the revolution becoming synonymous with oppression. May 26 2018 marks the centenary of the establishment of the short lived democratic republic of georgia it was a republic that trotsky smeared in his sectarian pamphlet between red and white last year saw the publication of the experiment georgias forgotten revolution 1918 1921 by eric lee which rebutted the smears. Very insightful book about a forgotten socialist and democratic experiment in newly independent georgia between 1918 and 1921 only to be violently crushed by a military invasion of totalitarian communists the soviets in winter 1921. The experience of georgia which declared its independence from russia in 1918 tells a different story in this riveting history eric lee explores the little known saga of the countrys experiment in democratic socialism detailing the epic turbulent events of this forgotten chapter in revolutionary history. However the often over looked experience of georgia which declared its independence from russia in 1918 shows there was another way in the experiment historian eric lee brings this little known story of georgias experiment in democratic socialism to light detailing the turbulent events of this chapter in revolutionary history
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