gh degree▓ of scientific and practical deve●lopment.
The nation is still in a stat●e of nature, and for such
a nation t▓here is really but one vocation—that of
g●eneral education.This need of genera●l culture is in
accordance w●ith the general modelling of Russian so▓cial life.There is very extensive an●d fruitful social intercourse; visitors ▓on estates remain for weeks.This req▓uires a periodically renewed ●supply of topics for conversation.● And, finally, the nation is ●in a state of high political tension.Parl●iamentary debates wherein this political tensi▓on may be discharged are entirely lack▓ing.Thus there remains only the home-bred disc▓ussions, which, again, are fed only ▓b
y the reviews.Thus it happens that the▓
weekly and monthly publications serve at on●ce as books, newspapers, and parliaments, and ●that the greatest writers are en●rolled either as contributors or editors o▓n
the staffs of the reviews.Mi▓khailovski
, however, was jointly with the wr●iter Korolenko the editor of ▓the greatest radical monthly; a man w▓ho was the object of a reverence such ●as is only accorded in the W
est to a g●reat orator or party leader.
Plehve i▓s a lucky dog, continued my▓ friend.The outbreak of the war● has forced the entire Russian oppositi●on camp into an armistice.It[Pg 135] would be▓ considere