The Greatest Failure in All History A Critical Examination of the Actual Workings of Bolshevism in Russia
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The Greatest Failure in All History A Critical Examination of the Actual Workings of Bolshevism in Russia

By John Spargo
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  • “THE GREATEST FAILURE IN ALL HISTORY”
  • To The MISGUIDED, THE MISTAKEN, AND THE MISINFORMED Who Have Hailed Bolshevism in Russia as the Advent of A NEW FREEDOM
  • NOTE
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFACE
  • I WHY HAVE THE BOLSHEVIKI RETAINED POWER?
  • II THE SOVIETS
  • III THE SOVIETS UNDER THE BOLSHEVIKI
    • No. 994. Town of Melenki (Prov. of Vladimir) Feb. 25, 1919
  • IV THE UNDEMOCRATIC SOVIET STATE
    • Article IV
      • Chapter XIII THE RIGHT TO VOTE
      • Chapter XIV ELECTIONS
      • Chapter XV THE CHECKING AND CANCELLATION OF ELECTIONS AND RECALL OF THE DEPUTIES
    • Chapter XIII THE RIGHT TO VOTE
    • Chapter XIV ELECTIONS
    • Chapter XV THE CHECKING AND CANCELLATION OF ELECTIONS AND RECALL OF THE DEPUTIES
    • Article III Construction of the Soviet Power A. Organization of the Central Power
      • Chapter VI THE ALL-RUSSIAN CONGRESS OF SOVIETS OF WORKERS’, PEASANTS’, COSSACKS’, AND RED ARMY DEPUTIES
      • Chapter VII THE ALL-RUSSIAN CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
      • Chapter VIII THE COUNCIL OF PEOPLE’S COMMISSARS
      • Chapter IX AFFAIRS IN THE JURISDICTION OF THE ALL-RUSSIAN CONGRESS AND THE ALL-RUSSIAN CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
    • Chapter VI THE ALL-RUSSIAN CONGRESS OF SOVIETS OF WORKERS’, PEASANTS’, COSSACKS’, AND RED ARMY DEPUTIES
    • Chapter VII THE ALL-RUSSIAN CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
    • Chapter VIII THE COUNCIL OF PEOPLE’S COMMISSARS
    • Chapter IX AFFAIRS IN THE JURISDICTION OF THE ALL-RUSSIAN CONGRESS AND THE ALL-RUSSIAN CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
    • B. Organization of Local Soviets
      • Chapter X THE CONGRESSES OF THE SOVIETS
      • Chapter XI THE SOVIET OF DEPUTIES
      • Chapter XII JURISDICTION OF THE LOCAL ORGANS OF THE SOVIETS
    • Chapter X THE CONGRESSES OF THE SOVIETS
    • Chapter XI THE SOVIET OF DEPUTIES
    • Chapter XII JURISDICTION OF THE LOCAL ORGANS OF THE SOVIETS
    • From Voter to National Government—Russia and U. S. A.6
  • V THE PEASANTS AND THE LAND
  • VI THE BOLSHEVIKI AND THE PEASANTS
  • VII THE RED TERROR
    • Arrest of Right Socialists-Revolutionaries
      • Arrest of a Priest
      • Struggle Against Counter-Revolutionaries
      • House Committee Fined
      • The Arrest of Speculators
    • Arrest of a Priest
    • Struggle Against Counter-Revolutionaries
    • House Committee Fined
    • The Arrest of Speculators
  • VIII INDUSTRY UNDER SOVIET CONTROL
  • IX THE NATIONALIZATION OF INDUSTRY—I
  • X THE NATIONALIZATION OF INDUSTRY—II
  • XI FREEDOM OF PRESS AND ASSEMBLY
    • Obligatory Regulation No. 27
      • The Revolutionary Tribunal of the Press
      • Decree Regulating Right of Public Associations and Meetings
    • The Revolutionary Tribunal of the Press
    • Decree Regulating Right of Public Associations and Meetings
  • XII “THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT”
  • XIII STATE COMMUNISM AND LABOR CONSCRIPTION
    • Article I On Compulsory Labor
    • Decree of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Council of Defense on the First Revolutionary Labor Army
      • Order to the First Revolutionary Labor Army
    • Order to the First Revolutionary Labor Army
  • XIV LET THE VERDICT BE RENDERED
    • FINIS
  • I Decree Regarding Grain Control
  • II Regulation Concerning the Administration of National Undertakings
    • Part I
    • Part II
    • Part III
  • III Instructions on Workers’ Control
    • (Official Text)
    • THE END
    • A DIPLOMAT’S WIFE IN MEXICO By Edith O’Shaughnessy
    • THE SUNNY SIDE OF DIPLOMATIC LIFE By Madame de Hegermann-Lindencrone
    • IN THE COURTS OF MEMORY By Madame de Hegermann-Lindencrone
    • THE STORY OF A PIONEER By Anna Howard Shaw; with the collaboration of Elizabeth Jordan
    • MARK TWAIN: A Biography By Albert Bigelow Paine
  • HARPER’S CITIZEN’S SERIES Edited by WILLIAM F. WILLOUGHBY Professor of Government and Jurisprudence at Princeton University
    • PRINCIPLES OF LABOR LEGISLATION By John R. Commons, LL.D.
    • John B. Andrews, Ph.D. Secretary of the American Association for Labor Legislation Editor of the “American Labor Legislation Review”
    • PRINCIPLES OF CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT By Frank J. Goodnow, LL.D. President Johns Hopkins University
    • ROMAN HOLIDAYS, AND OTHERS Illustrated
    • LONDON FILMS Illustrated
    • CERTAIN DELIGHTFUL ENGLISH TOWNS Illustrated
    • SEVEN ENGLISH CITIES Illustrated
    • FAMILIAR SPANISH TRAVELS Illustrated
    • A LITTLE SWISS SOJOURN Illustrated
    • MY YEAR IN A LOG CABIN Illustrated
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