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Modernism, Internationalism and the Russian Revolution$
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David Ayers

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780748647330

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647330.001.0001

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Reporting Realities: Henry Noel Brailsford

Reporting Realities: Henry Noel Brailsford

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(p.69) Chapter 3 Reporting Realities: Henry Noel Brailsford
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Modernism, Internationalism and the Russian Revolution
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David Ayers

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647330.003.0004

This chapter gives an account of the journalism of Henry Noel Brailsford who travelled extensively in the collapsed Austro-Hungarian Empire, where he met with Béla Kun, leader of the short-lived Hungarian Socialist Republic; and in the newly formed Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, where he was able to report in detail the working of a sovietised factory. The chapter unpacks Brailsford’s highly critical accounts of the Treaty of Versailles and the formation of the League of Nations, and offers a theoretical account of the ontology of journalism based on practical language acquisition and movement through the world, as an alternative to high theory and its emphasis on language-as-such.

Keywords:   Henry Noel Brailsford, Béla Kun, Hungary, Russia, Treaty of Versailles, League of Nations, Journalism, ontology, language

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