Francis King

Francis King

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Francis King lectures in Russian history at the University of East Anglia, and is editor of Socialist History and co-editor of European History Quarterly. He recently published a translation of Menshevik leader Fedor Dan’s memoir Two Years of Wandering.

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Hammer and Sickle

  Sometimes a political party may enjoy a massive lead over its rivals at the start of a contest, only to throw its advantage away through its own ineptitude. But this piece is not about the farce of Britain’s Conservatives in 2017, but the tragedy of Russia’s Mensheviks a century…