The dramatic events of August threatened to derail the Soviet Union's second revolution. Instead, they look to have entrenched it irreversibly. For sheer 'people power', the resistance rivalled the Europe of 1848. In the first of our package of features on the USSR's 'springtime of peoples', David Burchell spoke to Alec Nove about the rise and fall of an ill-starred coup.
Recommended CitationBurchell, David, Springtime of Peoples, Australian Left Review, 1(132), 1991, 10-12.