A Grand Cause - The Hunger Strike and the Deportation of Anarchists from Soviet Russia, by G.P. Maximoff
Published by the Kate Sharpley Library in 2008, 34 pages. Used A5 size booklet (N3265)
Grigorii Petrovich Maksimov (better known to western readers as G. P. Maximoff) was Secretary of Russia’s Anarcho-Syndicalist Confederation and editor of Golos Truda (The Voice of Labour). He experienced at first hand the Bolshevik repression that followed the Russian Revolution, when the victorious Communists led by Lenin and Trotsky crushed other revolutionaries and subordinated popular revolt to party dictatorship.
The articles in this booklet come from his indictment of the Bolshevik regime The Guillotine at Work: Twenty Years of Terror in Russia (1940). Maksimov spent years in exile, and throughout his life he remained dedicated to anarchist activism and propaganda, criticising the Leninist counter-revolution and attempts to extend solidarity to anarchist prisoners in Russia. He died in 1950 in America. Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.