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The description of the Petrashevsky Circle definitely seems applicable to this group. Hell, there's even a crazy power-mad leader named Nicolas involved!

I'm sure the comparison has its limits, but I found it to have some value.

Plus I always enjoy your diaries because the warm my own Russian history-loving heart. If I wasn't linguistically-challenged I might have made 20th century Russia/USSR my PhD field instead of the 20th century USA.

When I was a teenager and read Crime and Punishment in high school I was sure I was Raskolnikov. Perhaps I still am - haven't read the book in about 15 years.

And the world will live as one

by Montereyan (robert at calitics dot com) on Thu Feb 26th, 2009 at 07:09:42 PM EST
I think there are perhaps more Raskolnikovs here than we admit.  

Now people are probably going to read that and think I mean murderers, unfortunately...

"Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms." -Dostoevsky

by poemless on Fri Feb 27th, 2009 at 01:15:39 PM EST
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Of which I am one, apparently!

"Talking nonsense is the sole privilege mankind possesses over the other organisms." -Dostoevsky
by poemless on Fri Feb 27th, 2009 at 03:24:17 PM EST
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