Tag Archives: Vissarion Belinsky

revolution: what is to be done?

…Not only friends, of course, but also family must be rejected by the ascetic revolutionary. Existing family relations, and the ties binding an individual to them, must be ruthlessly broken. As Hegel pointed out, it was an early revolutionary, Christ, … Continue reading

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turgenev: taking the serf out of soviet

Ivan Turgenev was Russia’s great emancipator. He helped bring freedom to the serfs by an ingeniously devastating method: showing what their lives were like… …Vavara Petrovna soon had another reason to be angry with her son. During the season of … Continue reading

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turgenov: sorely disappointed

…Turgenov. The great emancipator. Turgenov helped bring freedom to the serfs by an ingenuously devastating method: he showed the serfs what their lives were like. Turgenov returns from Berlin to take a post in the Russian Ministry of the Interior… … Continue reading

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REVOLUTION FOR THE HELL OF IT: ON THE CUSP OF UTOPIA

Anarchism has always been grounded in the spirit of alienation, to the point where alienation has become the aesthetic and distinguishing characteristic of the culture. The minority position in the battle of the utopias. ¬†Anarchism has produced a number of … Continue reading

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