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March: 'In So Far As'

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Miéville, C. (2017). March: 'In So Far As'. In Miéville, C. October: The Story of the Russian Revolution. Verso, pp. 66-106

(noun) a medieval trumpet with clear shrill tones / (noun) the sound of or as if of a clarion / (adjective) brilliantly clear / (adjective) loud and clear

70

in essence Order Number 1 was a severe rebuke to traditional military authority – and it would remain so, as a clarion

basically letting soldiers have more of a say in their plight, which turned out to be a big sticking point in the struggle for power

—p.70 by China Miéville
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1 year, 4 months ago

in essence Order Number 1 was a severe rebuke to traditional military authority – and it would remain so, as a clarion

basically letting soldiers have more of a say in their plight, which turned out to be a big sticking point in the struggle for power

—p.70 by China Miéville
notable
1 year, 4 months ago
70

7) abolition of officers' honorary titles and of officers' use of derogatory terms for their men.

this point in itself is worth keeping because it's a reminder of how much power language has in reinforcing hierarchies. the fact that the soldiers thought it mentioning makes that clear

—p.70 by China Miéville 1 year, 4 months ago

7) abolition of officers' honorary titles and of officers' use of derogatory terms for their men.

this point in itself is worth keeping because it's a reminder of how much power language has in reinforcing hierarchies. the fact that the soldiers thought it mentioning makes that clear

—p.70 by China Miéville 1 year, 4 months ago

(noun) sudden enlightenment and a state of consciousness attained by intuitive illumination representing the spiritual goal of Zen Buddhism

71

A constitutional monarchy? The mere insinuation provoked in Nicholas a kind of glazed satori of his own limits.

—p.71 by China Miéville
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1 year, 4 months ago

A constitutional monarchy? The mere insinuation provoked in Nicholas a kind of glazed satori of his own limits.

—p.71 by China Miéville
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1 year, 4 months ago

(noun) deceitfulness; untrustworthiness

80

All the generals cursed the ‘bandits’ of the Provisional Government, excoriated their perfidy, railed against them – but, that denunciation done, they admitted they faced a fait accompli.

—p.80 by China Miéville
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All the generals cursed the ‘bandits’ of the Provisional Government, excoriated their perfidy, railed against them – but, that denunciation done, they admitted they faced a fait accompli.

—p.80 by China Miéville
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1 year, 4 months ago

(verb) to anticipate and prevent (as a situation) or make unnecessary (as an action)

90

Sometimes political confrontation was obviated in a short-lived post-revolutionary burst of class camaraderie

—p.90 by China Miéville
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Sometimes political confrontation was obviated in a short-lived post-revolutionary burst of class camaraderie

—p.90 by China Miéville
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1 year, 4 months ago

the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax

92

Kerensky’s status as ‘minister-cum-democrat’, straddling government and Soviet, was more than mere addition, more even than synthesis. It was apotheosis.

—p.92 by China Miéville
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Kerensky’s status as ‘minister-cum-democrat’, straddling government and Soviet, was more than mere addition, more even than synthesis. It was apotheosis.

—p.92 by China Miéville
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1 year, 4 months ago

(noun) cause, origin / (noun) the cause of a disease or abnormal condition / (noun) a branch of knowledge concerned with causes / (noun) a branch of medical science concerned with the causes and origins of diseases

97

There have been decades of debate about the aetiology of Stalinism, volumes of stories about the man’s brutality and that of his regime. They cast shadows backwards from what would come

—p.97 by China Miéville
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There have been decades of debate about the aetiology of Stalinism, volumes of stories about the man’s brutality and that of his regime. They cast shadows backwards from what would come

—p.97 by China Miéville
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1 year, 4 months ago

(adjective) marked by a tendency in favor of a particular point of view; biased

99

a combination of misunderstanding of the Pravda edits and rather tendentious retellings

—p.99 by China Miéville
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a combination of misunderstanding of the Pravda edits and rather tendentious retellings

—p.99 by China Miéville
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1 year, 4 months ago

(adjective) given to melancholy / (adjective) marked by bad temper, malevolence, or spite

99

They also mitigated Lenin’s typically splenetic denunciation of various enemies, including among liberals, the right, and non-Bolshevik socialists

on Pravda's editors

—p.99 by China Miéville
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They also mitigated Lenin’s typically splenetic denunciation of various enemies, including among liberals, the right, and non-Bolshevik socialists

on Pravda's editors

—p.99 by China Miéville
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105

Nomenclature was tangled: Russia that year was riddled with committees, caucuses, congresses, permanent and semi-permanent, standing and not-standing. Meetings proliferated ad well-minuted infinitum. [...]

I like this device

—p.105 by China Miéville 1 year, 4 months ago

Nomenclature was tangled: Russia that year was riddled with committees, caucuses, congresses, permanent and semi-permanent, standing and not-standing. Meetings proliferated ad well-minuted infinitum. [...]

I like this device

—p.105 by China Miéville 1 year, 4 months ago