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Revolutionary Pairs – Marx and Engels, Lenin and Trotsky, Gandhi and Nehru, Mao and Zhou, Castro and Guevara - Kentucky Scholarship Online
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Revolutionary Pairs: Marx and Engels, Lenin and Trotsky, Gandhi and Nehru, Mao and Zhou, Castro and Guevara

Larry Ceplair

Abstract

Bucking the current trend of explaining revolutions via impersonal forces, this book argues that without revolutionary personalities revolutions would not occur. The great revolutionaries of the past two centuries have arrived in pairs. Though each pair differed in how they met, bonded, and diverged, they were similar in having an alpha partner, who recognized his need for the other and never seriously contemplated a separation. This book, in comparing the revolutionary careers of the five pairs also offers a cross-cultural analysis of revolutions, and, by focusing on the personal dimensions o ... More

Keywords: Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Gandhi, Nehru, Mao, Zhou, Castro, Guevara

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813179193
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813179193.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry Ceplair, author