By Alfred Kazin
Kazin's memorable description of his existence as a tender guy as he makes the adventure from Brooklyn to "americanca"-the higher international that starts on the different finish of the subway in new york. A vintage portrayal of the Jewish immigrant tradition of the Thirties. Drawings by way of Marvin Bileck.
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In this case death and dishonour were complementary. A strange sense of fatality must move us as we discern in Sukhanov's account of the revolution the germ of a regime that has come to exercise a direct control over the lives of almost half the human race and a compelling influence on the entire world. infant orgamsm. XXXVI THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION I 9I7 Lenin's party, which was a dense compound of administrative and programmatic attributes, has branched out into two distinct phenomena. Its organizational preoccupation has achieved fruition in the vast executive apparatus of the Soviet Govern ment, propped up on a ramified police power and elevated beyond anything but administrative contact with the masses.
Who was to be the successor of the Tsarist autocracy ? This was the point on which my atten tion was focused that day. I won't say this enormous problem presented many difficulties to me at the time. Later I pondered over it much more and felt some doubt as to whether its solution at the time had been correct. During the shilly-shallyings of the Coalition and the smothering of the revolution by the Kerensky-Tereshchenko Tsereteli policies in August-September 1 9 1 7 ,1 and also after the Bolshevik insurrection, it often seemed to me that the solution of this problem in the February days could have, and for that matter should have, been different.
It was also necessary 1 Guchkov, Alexander Ivanovich ( 1862-1936) : a wealthy Moscow capitalist, monarchist, and leader of the Octobrist Party, named for its support of the Imperial Manifesto of October 1905 that established the Duma. The Octobrist Party was the party of substantial commercial, industrial, and landowning interests. Though the party was monarchist, Guchkov was opposed to the dynasty during the First World War on patriotic grounds. He was an organizer of the palace revolution against the Tsar which the February Revolution prevented from maturing.
A Walker in the City by Alfred Kazin