Thursday, August 10, 2017


It is hilarious that the imperial Russian authorities allowed Chernyshevsky to write What is to be Done? while in prison, passed it along to his publisher, and allowed publication.

Pretty far from the Russia of the Reds.

The book is regarded as a major feminist work, though in it the author expresses views of women comparable to those that earned Schopenhauer and Nietzsche reputations for sexism.

Reading What is to be Done?

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