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  • THE SLAVERY OF OUR TIME - Chapter 1
    rooms some with their families but for the most part alone Those who live alone send their earnings home They board singly with their landlords Their board comes to ten rubles per month and they eat meat at all times without keeping the fasts They are at work not thirty six hours in succession but always more because they lose more than half an hour in going from their quarters and coming back Besides they are frequently kept at work for more than the set time With such thirty seven hours work in succession they earn twenty five rubles per month out of which they have to pay for their board In reply to my question as to why they do such convict labor they answered What else shall we do But why work thirty six hours in succession Can t you arrange it in such a way as to work by relays That s what we are told to do But why do you consent We consent because we have to make a living If you do not want to go If you are an hour late you get your discharge and march There are ten other men who are ready to take your place The laborers were all young people Only one of them was older somewhere above forty They all had emaciated careworn faces and weary eyes as though they had been drinking The slim laborer with whom I had first begun to speak struck me more especially by this strange weariness of his look I asked him whether he had not had something to drink that day I do not drink he answered as people who really do not drink always answer without thinking And I do not smoke either he added And do the others drink I asked Yes they do They bring it here It is no light work It will give you strength all the same said a middle aged laborer This laborer had had some liquor on that day but he did not show it at all After some further talk with the laborers I went to take a look at the unloading After passing between long rows of all kinds of merchandise I came to some laborers who were slowly moving a loaded car The laborers are obliged to shift of the cars and clear the platforms from snow without any remuneration as I later learned It even says so in their contract These laborers were as ragged and as emaciated as those with whom I talked When they had rolled the car up to the place wanted and stopped I went up to them and asked them when they had begun working and when they had had their dinner I was told that they had begun to work at seven o clock and had just had their dinner We had to have dinner after work was through they did not let us go And when will they let you go

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  • BETHINK YOURSELVES - Table of Contents
    POST 1900 TOLSTOY U S AUTHORS SITE MAP BETHINK YOURSELVES by Leo Tolstoy TABLE OF CONTENTS TITLE PAGE 1 CHAPTER 1 2 CHAPTER 2 3 CHAPTER 3 4 CHAPTER 4 5 CHAPTER 5 6 CHAPTER 6 7 CHAPTER 7 8

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  • BETHINK YOURSELVES - Chapter 1
    similar masses of human flesh and falling upon them shedding rivers of blood strewing the fields with mangled bodies mixed with mud and blood losing arms and legs and having brains blown out for no benefit to anyone dying somewhere on a field while your old parents wife and children are perishing of hunger that is called saving men from falling into the grossest materialism Guy de Maupassant We will content ourselves with reminding you that the different states of Europe have accumulated a debt of a hundred and thirty billion francs about a hundred and ten within the last century and that this colossal debt has arisen almost exclusively from the expenses of war that in times of peace they maintain standing armies of four million men which they can increase to ten million in times of war that two thirds of their budgets are absorbed by interest on these debts and by the maintenance of land and sea forces Gustave de Molinari Again there is war Again there is needless and quite unnecessary suffering together with fraud and a general stupefaction and brutalization of men These men are separated from each other by thousands of miles Buddhists whose law forbids the killing not only of men but even of animals and Christians professing a law of brotherhood and love Hundreds of thousands of such men seek one another out on land and sea like wild beasts to kill torture and mutilate one another in the cruelest possible way Can this really be happening or is it merely a dream Something impossible and unbelievable is taking place and one longs to believe that it is a dream and to awaken from it But it is no dream It is a dreadful reality It is understandable that a poor uneducated Japanese may have been torn from his field and taught that Buddhism consists not in having compassion for all that lives but in offering sacrifices to idols And it is understandable that a similar poor illiterate fellow from the neighborhood of Túla or Nízhni Nóvgorod may have been taught that Christianity consists in bowing before icons of Christ the Mother of God and the Saints It is understandable that these unfortunate men taught by centuries of violence and deceit to regard the greatest crime in the world the murder of their fellow men as a noble deed could commit these dreadful crimes without regarding themselves as guilty But how can so called enlightened men support war preach it participate in it and worst of all without being exposed to its dangers themselves incite their unfortunate defrauded brothers to take part in it These so called enlightened men cannot help knowing I do not say the Christian law if they recognize themselves to be Christians but all that has been and is being written and said about the cruelty futility and senselessness of war They are regarded as enlightened just because they know all this Most of them have themselves written

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  • THE END OF THE AGE - Table of Contents
    U S AUTHORS SITE MAP THE END OF THE AGE by Leo Tolstoy TABLE OF CONTENTS TITLE PAGE 1 CHAPTER 1 2 CHAPTER 2 3 CHAPTER 3 4 CHAPTER 4 5 CHAPTER 5 6 CHAPTER 6 7 CHAPTER 7 8

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  • THE END OF THE AGE - Chapter 1
    the exasperation and despair of the poor in the insane senseless ever increasing armaments of all states against each other in the spread of the unrealizable teaching of socialism dreadful in its despotism and wonderful in its superficiality in the futility and stupidity of the idle discussions and examinations upheld as the most important mental activity called science in the morbid depravation and emptiness of art in all its manifestations and above all not only in the absence of any religion in the leading spheres of society but also in the deliberate negation of all religion and its replacement with the legality of the oppression of the weak by the strong resulting in the complete absence of any rational guiding principles in life Such are the general symptoms of the approaching revolution or rather of that preparedness for revolution which the Christian nations have attained The temporary historical symptom or the final push that must begin the revolution is the Russo Japanese War just terminated and along with that the revolutionary movement which has now burst out and never before existed among the Russian people The cause of the defeat of the Russian army and fleet by the Japanese is attributed to unfortunate accidental circumstances and to the abuses of Russian statesmen The cause of the revolutionary movement in Russia is attributed to the bad government and to the increased activity of the revolutionaries And the result of these events appears in the eyes of Russian as well as foreign politicians to consist in the weakening of Russia in a displacement of the center of gravity in international relations and in the alteration of the form of government of the Russian state But I think that these events have a much more important significance The rout of the Russian army fleet and state organization is not merely the rout of the army the fleet and the Russian state but the symptom of the beginning of the destruction of the Russian state The destruction of the Russian state in its turn is in my opinion a sign of the beginning of the destruction of the entire false Christian civilization It is the end of the old and the beginning of the new age That which has brought Christian nations to the position in which they now are began long ago It began from the time when Christianity was recognized as a state religion We have a state founded upon coercion demanding for its existence complete obedience to its laws in preference to religious law a state unable to exist without executions armies and wars a state attributing almost divine authority to its rulers a state extolling wealth and power And such an institution in the persons of its rulers and subjects professes to accept the Christian religion which proclaims complete equality and freedom among men and recognizes one law of God as higher than all other laws This religion not only repudiates all coercion all retribution all executions and all wars

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  • THE MEANING OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION - Table of Contents
    MEANING OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION by Leo Tolstoy TABLE OF CONTENTS TITLE PAGE INTRODUCTION 1 CHAPTER 1 2 CHAPTER 2 3 CHAPTER 3 4 CHAPTER 4 5 CHAPTER 5 6 CHAPTER 6 7 CHAPTER 7 8 CHAPTER 8 9 CHAPTER

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  • THE MEANING OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION - Chapter 1
    consequences of the violence put upon them rather than to give up their necessary customary and beloved labor There were certainly none of those contracts whereby Hugo Grotius and Rousseau explain the relations between the subdued and their subduers Neither was there nor could there be any agreement as to the best way of arranging social life such as Herbert Spencer imagines in his Principles of Sociology But it happened in the most natural way that when one set of men did violence to another set the latter preferred to endure not merely many hardships but often even great distress rather than face the cares and efforts necessary to confront their oppressors more especially as the conquerors took on themselves the duty of protecting the conquered people against internal and external disturbers of the peace And so the majority of men occupied with the business necessary to all men and to all animals that of feeding themselves and their families not only endured the unavoidable inconveniences hardships and even cruelty of their oppressors without fighting but submitted to them and accepted it as a duty to fulfill all their demands When speaking about the formation of primitive communities this fact is always forgotten that not only the most numerous and most needed but also the most moral members of society were always those who by their labor keep all the rest alive To such people it is always more natural to submit to violence and to bear all the hardships it involves than to give up the necessary work of supporting themselves and their families in order to fight against oppression It is so now when we see the people of Burma the Fellahs of Egypt and the Boers surrendering to the English and the Bedouins to the French And

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  • THE LAW OF LOVE AND THE LAW OF VIOLENCE - Table of Contents
    THE LAW OF LOVE THE LAW OF VIOLENCE by Leo Tolstoy TABLE OF CONTENTS TITLE PAGE NOTE PREFACE 1 CHAPTER 1 2 CHAPTER 2 3 CHAPTER 3 3A APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 3 4 CHAPTER 4 5 CHAPTER 5 6 CHAPTER 6 7 CHAPTER 7 7A APPENDIX TO CHAPTER 7 8 CHAPTER 8 8A APPENDIX CHAPTER 8 9 CHAPTER 9 10 CHAPTER 10 11 CHAPTER 11 12 CHAPTER 12 13 CHAPTER

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