The Easter Rebellion: Defeat or Victory?

  • John Newsinger
Keywords: History

Abstract

The participation of the working-class Irish Citizen Army in the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin was criticized at the time by many socialists, who saw the insurrection as a foredoomed adventure, inspired by petty bourgeois nationalist aims and having nothing to do with the struggle for socialism. A few months after the event, Lenin wrote a sharp reply to one of these critics, Karl Radek, and forcefully defended James Connolly and his comrades against accusations of putschism.
Published
1982-12-04
Section
Articles