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Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. The Russian Revolution - Image 68. 1907?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 12, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/515/show/482.

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Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. (1907?). The Russian Revolution - Image 68. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/515/show/482

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Title The Russian Revolution
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910
Publisher The Free Age Press, Christchurch, Hants
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London
Date 1907?
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Government, Resistance to
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 88 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location JC347.R9T6
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304547~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Title Image 68
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Transcript 58 WHAT'S TO BE DONE? The words : Whafs to be done ? were the very words those two vagabonds from the garden, and to-day's peasant revolutionary, had used. "It is impossible to endure these insensate horrors committed by a corrupt Government which is ruining both the country and the people. We hate the means we have to employ, but Whafs to be done tv say the Revolutionists on the one side. " One cannot allow some self-selected pretenders to seize power and rule Russia as they like, perverting and ruining it. Of course the temporary measures now employed are lamentable, but Whafs to be done?" say the others, the Conservatives. And I thought of people near to me—Revolutionists and Conservatives, and of to-day's peasant, and of those unfortunate, Revolutionists who import and prepare bombs, and who murder and rob, and of the equally pitiable, lost men, who decree and organise the Courts-martial, take part in them and shoot and hang, assuring themselves (all of them alike) that they are doing what is necessary, and, all alike, repeating the same words: Whafs to be done ? Whafs to be done ? say both these and those, but they do not put it as a question : " What ought I to do ?" They put it forward as an assertion that it will be much worse for everyone if we cease to do what we are doing. And everyone is so accustomed to these words, which hide an explanation and a justification of the most horrible and immoral actions, that it enters no one's head to ask : " Who arc you, who ask, Whafs to be done ? Who are you, that you consider yourselves called on to decide other people's fate by actions which all men (even you yourselves) know to be odious and wicked ? How do you know that what you wish to alter, should be altered in the way that seems good to you ? Do you not know that there are many men such as you, who consider bad and harmful what you consider good and useful ? And how do you know that what you are doing will produce the results you expect,