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Bolsheviks, Masons, and Russian Revolution

Lecture no. 5 from the course: The Real History of Secret Societies

Bolsheviks, Masons, and Russian Revolution

Taught by Professor Richard B. Spence | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Were the Bolsheviks a political movement or a secret society? Dive into this question as you survey the rich history of governmental secret societies who combated revolutionary conspiracies with their own conspiracies. You will gain a vivid appreciation for the allure of the elite, and the power of conspiracy, showing that history is made not by the inactive majority but by active minorities—including Trotsky, Lenin, Kaplan, and others. And you’ll see that there is no better active minority than a well-oiled secret society.

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