Author: John Marot

JOHN MAROT (UCLA, Ph.D. 1987) is the author of The October Revolution in Prospect and Retrospect; Interventions in Russian and Soviet History. His essays have appeared in Jacobin, Tempest, Historical Materialism, Against the Current, and other journals specializing in Russian and Soviet History.

Marot’s rejoinder to Pirani

John Marot defends his review from author Simon Pirani’s criticisms.


Early Criticism of the October Revolution

John Marot critically reviews a collection of essays written by Communist dissidents in 1920-22 in opposition to the New Economic Policy, translated by Simon Pirani.

Old Bolshevism, New Bolshevism, and Lenin’s April Theses

Karl Kautsky as Theorist of Permanent Revolution?

John Marot defends the interpretation of Lenin’s April Theses as the pivotal turning point for the Bolsheviks, countering Lars Lih’s and Eric Blanc’s historical narrative.