If ever there was a period when people blindly hitched their wagons to shibboleths and slogans instead of stars it is the present. In the helter-skelter of events which constantly outrun mankind, the essential meaning of commonly used words is be coming increasingly confused. Not only the abstract ideas of liberty, equality, and fraternity, but more concrete and more recently popularized ones such...
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I think for an autobiography it had too many opinions,and too much didactic advice in the Second part of the book. His description of his activities in Soviet Russia is outstanding. The privation he describes after 1917,the conditions in which people...
riat, bourgeois, soviet, are already surrounded with a sort of fungous growth concealing their real meaning, so that every time they are employed they have to be freshly defined. The phenomenon of Red Russia is a supreme example of the triumph over reason of the shibboleth, the slogan, and the poU tical catchword. War-weary and poU tics-weary, the Russian people easily succumbed to those who promised wildly what nobody could give, the promisers least of all. Catchwords sudi as All Power to theS oviets, possessing cryptic power before their coiners seized the reiiis of government, were afterward discovered either to have no meaning whatsoever, or else to be endowed with some arbitrary, variable, and quite unforeseen sense. Similarly, words such as workers, bourgeois, proletariat, imperialist, socialist, co-operative, soviet, are endowed by mob orators everywhere with arbitrary significations, meaning one thing one day and another the next as occasion demands.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the PublisherForgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text.