Between East and West: The Origins of Modern Russia: - download pdf or read online

By R. D. Charques

ISBN-10: 1605983675

ISBN-13: 9781605983677

An authoritative brief heritage of Russia, from the mysterious origins of the countryside to the dying of Stalin

A vintage paintings now again in print for the 1st time on account that 1956—and nonetheless considered as one of many groundbreaking books at the subject—this narrative background of Russia used to be the 1st to surround the myth-befogged beginnings of the geographical region, the increase and cataclysmic fall of tsarism, and the Spartan years of the U.S.S.R.

Charques emphasizes 3 issues of view: that autocracy has performed a dominant position all through all of Russian heritage; that serfdom is the cloth of Russia’s social historical past; and that it really is of paramount value to acknowledge Russia’s current regime less than Putin and Medvedev because the most recent section in an extended historical past of oppression.

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Each economic phase of life implies its own political phase; and it is impossible to touch the very basis of the present economic life--private property -without a corresponding change in the very basis of the political organization. Life already shows in which direction ANARCHIST COMMUNISM the change will be made. Not in increasing the powers of the State, but in resorting to free organization and free fed­ eration in all those branches which are now considered as attributes of the State. The objections to the above may be easily forseen.

The of appears impossible that the mitigated individualism collectivist school could co-exist with the partial commu­ nism implied by holding land and machinery in common­ unless imposed by a powerful government, much more powerful than all those of our own times. The present wage-system has grown up from the appropriation of the necessaries for production by the few ; it was a n�essary condition for the growth of the present capitalist production ; and it cannot outlive it, even if an attempt be made to pay to the worker the full value of his produce, and hours-of.

In many branches of human activity where the government. happily, does not interfere. As to the beneficial effects of order, the kind of order that reigned at Naples under the Bourbons surely was not preferable to some dis­ order started by Garibaldi; while the Protestants of this country will probably say that the good deal of disorder made by Luther was preferable. at any rate, to the order which reigned under the Pope. While all agree that harmony is always desirable, there is no such unanimity about order, and still less about the "order" which is supposed to reign in our modern societies.

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