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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Has it ever been expressed so clearly? For him, there exists only one pleasure, on consolation, one reward, one satisfaction — the success of the revolution.

The Sea of Fertility, 2. Radek rated it it was amazing Feb 10, He has no private interests, no affairs, sentiments, ties, property nor even a name of his own.


He has no interests of his own, no affairs, no feelings, no attachments, no belongings, not even a name. The revolutionist despises all doctrines and refuses to accept the mundane sciences, leaving them for future generations. What Is to Be Done? By using this site, you agree tye the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The Revolutionary Catechism by Sergey Nechayev

The revolutionary enters the world of the State, of the privileged classes, of the so-called civilization, and he lives in this world only for the purpose of bringing about its speedy and total destruction.

They must be constantly driven on to make compromising declarations: And it’s fascinating because a lot of mutually hostile ideologies share space: With this end in view, the Society therefore refuses to impose any new organization from above. Jul 22, Laura Marx rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: He is their implacable enemy, and if he continues to live with them it is only in order to destroy them more speedily. Roberto Naveiras rated it really liked it Jul 12, Pedro Keil rated it liked it Sep 02, Feb 12, Manuel rated it liked it.


The degree of friendship, devotion and obligation toward such a comrade is determined solely by the degree of his usefulness to the cause of total revolutionary destruction. Revolutionary passion, practiced at every moment of the day until it becomes a habit, is to be employed with cold calculation.

All private hatred and revenge must also be excluded. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Russian revolutionary associated with the Nihilist movement and known for his single-minded pursuit of revolution by any means necessary, including terrorism. It is necessary to be guided only by the relative usefulness of these executions for the sake of revolution.

Catechisj first category comprises those who must be condemned reolutionist death without delay. Therefore, it is necessary to weigh carefully the usefulness of the comrade against the expenditure of revolutionary forces necessary to save him, and the decision must be made accordingly.

Therefore, in drawing closer to the people, we must above all make common cause with those elements of the masses which, since the foundation of the state of Muscovy, have never ceased to protest, not only in words but in deeds, against everything directly or indirectly connected with the state: The revolutionary is a doomed man.

It’s also a very early articulation of an absolute nihilism, without any utopian or strategic positivity, which is of imperative importance. That, in being forced into revolt, we lose everything? Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.


Mar 04, rated it it was ok Shelves: Wickstrom rated it really liked it Feb 15, The first category comprises those who must be condemned to death without delay. The third category consists of a great many brutes in high positions, distinguished neither by their cleverness nor their energy, while enjoying riches, influence, power, and high positions by virtue of their rank.

The Revolutionary Catechism

The revolutionary must pretend to collaborate with them, blindly following them, while at the same time, prying out their secrets until they are completely in his power. By a revolution, the Society does not mean an orderly revolt according to the classic western model — a revolt which always stops short of attacking the rights of property and the traditional social systems reolutionist so-called civilization and morality.

At all times, and in all places, the revolutionist must obey not his personal impulses, but only those which serve the cause of the revolution. Dec 22, Leslie S. Nechayev wrote quite a few pamphlets on revolutionary topics. Striving cold-bloodedly and indefatigably toward this end, he must be prepared to destroy himself and to destroy with his own hands everything that stands in the path of the revolution.

Second, women who are ardent, capable, and devoted, but whom do not belong to us because they have not yet achieved a passionless and catechiwm revolutionary understanding; these must be used like the men of the fifth category.