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By Derek Offord

This booklet experiences the paintings of 5 Russian liberal thinkers who have been energetic within the interval 1840-60 opposed to the final history of Russian heritage, literature and suggestion in that interval. All 5 thinkers (to every one of whom a separate bankruptcy is dedicated) performed an incredible half within the flowering of Russian letters within the 1840s, and have been inquisitive about the try out of the intelligentsia, the moral sense of the kingdom, to carry extra humane and enlightened values to their backward and semi-feudal state. through the 1850s, whilst a extra radical wing started to emerge within the intelligentsia, the moderation of those liberals grew to become extra obvious. whereas the radicals have been ready to countenance innovative upheaval, the liberals counselled endurance, toleration, and gradualism. In his end Dr Offord explores the prospective purposes for the failure of the liberal tendency, represented by way of those thinkers, to set up itself competently in Russia.

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These implications of Feuerbach's work - which were to be re-emphasised by Chernyshevsky in the 1850s - were immediately perceived in the 1840s by the Russian Westernisers. Annenkov tells us that The Essence of Christianity was 'in everybody's hands' and suggests that nowhere did it make 'such a tremendous impression' as in the Westernisers' circle and 'nowhere did it so rapidly obliterate the vestiges of all preceding outlooks'. Herzen in particular was a 'fervent exponent of its propositions and conclusions' and with his usual acuity connected the 'revolution it revealed in the realm of metaphysical ideas with the political revolution heralded by the socialists'31.

Thus Herzen, Ogaryov, Nekrasov and Panayev, on the one hand, and Granovsky, Botkin, Annenkov, Kavelin and Turgenev, on the other, were unanimous in their acknowledgement of Belinsky's moral example, although the two groups were subsequently to disagree profoundly about the practical goals to which that example should properly encourage the intelligentsia to aspire. Herzen fs thought after his emigration in 1847 A more immediate source of disagreement among the 'Westernist' intelligentsia than the question of the nature of Belinsky's heritage was the development of Herzen's thought in the late 1840s.

The commune had existed since time immemorial; it had saved the Russian people from 'Mongol barbarity' and 'German bureaucracy' and now it 28 Portraits of early Russian liberals might help them to avoid the miseries of capitalist development. For since nothing in history was 'absolutely necessary', since there was 'no invariable predestination', it was possible that Russia might attain to socialism without passing through all the phases of Western European historical development: or at least she might pass through those phases only 'in the same way that the foetus passes through the inferior stages of zoological existence'.

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