H N Brailsford Archive


H N Brailsford

Henry Noel Brailsford


“The greatest of all the gains of the Revolution, which affects peasants and workers, Russians and non-Russians alike, is the change of status and the widening of opportunity which have come to the immense working majority of the population. It means for every man and woman who possesses any energy of mind or ambition, that he or she may ‘rise’, as nineteenth century individualists would have put it, to any position, however exalted, in the State or in industry” [Brailsford, Perspectives]



How the Soviets Work, 1920-1927