"Surely, even now, the coming renwal is capable of lifting up the best people of our time toward energy and faith. The real day is coming, after all. It is coming--noisy and tempestuous, sweeping away everything weak, feeble, and old... The dawn, which sheds it's fantastic, enchanting and transparent light over everything and everyone, is near." -Yakov Sverdlov, 19 year old gymnasium dropout, pharmacist's apprentice, and "professional revolutionary."

(via THE HOUSE OF GOVERNMENT, Yuri Slezkine)

This. Book. Is. Pure. Gold. And holy god, could people in 1904 EVER WRITE.

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