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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

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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

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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 default author
notable
1 year, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago

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

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

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

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1 year, 1 month ago

(noun) deceitfulness; untrustworthiness

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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1 year, 1 month ago

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

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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.

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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.

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1 year, 1 month 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

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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

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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

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1 year, 1 month ago

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

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

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

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1 year, 1 month 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

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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

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1 year, 1 month ago
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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago