Why did the revolutionist Sorokin abandon the political struggle after the events of 1917?

On April 3, the methodists of the Center “Nasledie” after Pitirim Sorokin visited the Technical Lyceum and held two lectures for eight grades on the topic “Pitirim Sorokin about war and revolution”.

The revolutionary and military themes occupy an important place in the creative work of the scientist – he took direct and active part in the revolution of 1917 in Russia, witnessed two world wars, studied many military conflicts and revolutions of the past. The scientist witnessed a terrible famine in the country and reflected his observations in the book “Hunger as a Factor”, after his expulsion destroyed by the Bolshevik government. The children found out that now this book is again available for people, because it was reprinted by the Center “Nasledie”.

The schoolchildren listened with interest about how the Sorokins family participated in the work of the Russian War Relief, an organization that organizes a humanitarian assistance to the Soviet people.

At the end of the lesson, eighth-graders discussed whether world is possible without wars and conflicts, and they learned what conclusion the sociologist came to when answering this question.