One of the great works of modern historical writing, the classic account of the ideas, people, and politics that led to the Bolshevik RevolutionEdmund Wilsonâ€™s To the Finland Station is intellectual history on a grand scale, full of romance, idealism, intrigue, and conspiracy, that traces the revolutionary ideas that shaped the modern world from the French Revolution up through Leninâ€™s arrival at Finland Station in St. Petersburg in 1917. Fueled by Wilsonâ€™s own passionate engagement with the ideas and politics at play, it is a lively and vivid, sweeping account of a singular ideaâ€”that it is possible to construct a society based on justice, equality, and freedomâ€”gaining the power to change history. Vico, Michelet, Bakunin, and especially Marxâ€”along with scores of other anarchists, socialists, nihilists, utopians, and moreâ€”all come to life in these pages. And in Wilsonâ€™s telling, their stories and their ideas remain as alive, as provocative, as relevant now as they were in their own time.
History, Europe, Finland,