Eric Lee’s the Experiment: Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution vividly conveys the forgotten episode of the Soviet time. The books was published in London, 2017 by Zed Books. Soon after, the book was translated into Georgian and published on the initiative of Poezia Press and with the support of the Georgian National Book Center.
The publisher of the book is Nato Alhazishvili, translator Keti Kantaria, editor – Prof. Giorgi Mamulia.
Georgian Translation Presentation was held on April 25th at Georgian National Museum.
The author tells about the first republic of Georgia (1918-1921) and discusses Georgia as the world’s first country, where the Social Democratic Party came to power through elections. The book aims to show the readers what a social-democratic state could have been, if not the devastating intervention of Bolsheviks. Eric Lee describes the reforms implemented in Georgia during the three years of independence, discusses the situation of the socio-economic environment, situation in trade unions and cooperatives.
“The Experiment: Georgia’s Forgotten Revolution provides the historical content of the creation of the first Georgian Republic and tells the story of the values and principles of freedom and multi-party democracy. The book tells the readers the experience of reforms of state building that took place between 1918-1921,” publisher Nato Alhazishvili told Caucasus Business Week.
The book presentation is dedicated to the Georgia’s 100th independence anniversary.