Neil Faulkner

Neil Faulkner

A People's History of the Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution may be the most misunderstood event in modern history. Neil Faulkner sets out to debunk the accumulated myths of the last century, showing how a mass movement of millions mobilised for militant action, and destroyed a regime of landlords, profiteers, and warmongers, and how that movement was subsequently destroyed by a murderous internal counter-revolution.

Neil Faulkner is a leading historian and archaeologist who works as a writer, editor, lecturer, field director, and occasional broadcaster. A research rellow at the University of Bristol, he is the author of numerous books, including 'A Marxist History of the World: from Neanderthals to Neoliberals and 'Creeping Fascism: Brexit, Trump, and the Rise of the Far Right'.

Neil Faulkner was educated at King’s College, Cambridge and the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, Faulkner was a school teacher before becoming an archaeologist.

He is  editor of Military History Monthly, and co-director of the Great Arab Revolt Project (in Jordan) and the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project (in Norfolk, England). He is a Marxist  who has recently joined the Labour Party and is active in Momentum

He appears frequently on television - Time Team and Timewatch in particular.

* Photo by Polly Heffer

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