Vekhi (Landmarks) (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Vekhi--also known under the English title Landmarks or Signposts--is a collection of essays first published in Moscow in 1909. Writing from various points of view, the authors, nevertheless, all reflect the experience of Russia's failed 1905 revolution--a failure to be blamed not only on the repressive forces of the autocracy, but also on the intellectual bankruptcy of the intelligentsia and the Russian nation's inability to use freedom constructively. They saw as their task the construction of the moral, religious, philosophical underpinnings of a new, liberal order in Russia. Condemned by Lenin, rediscovered by dissidents and widely circulated in post-Soviet Russia today, the Vekhi essays have tremendous resonance. This new edition of Shatz and Zimmerman's highly praised translation will be welcomed by college instructors in a wide array of courses and by anyone who wants to grasp the terms of discussion in the postrevolutionary Russia of today.
  

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Contents

Philosophical Verity and Intelligentsia Truth
1
Reflections on the Religious Nature of the Russian Intelligentsia
17
Creative SelfConsciousness
51
Notes on Its Life and Sentiments
71
The Intelligentsia and Legal Consciousness
91
The Intelligentsia and Revolution
115
A Characterization of the Russian Intelligentsias Moral Outlook
131
A Guide to Names and Terms
157
A Vekhi Bibliography
171
Index
181
Copyright

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