The Groping Giant

The Groping Giant

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The Groping Giant

The Groping Giant

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Nowhere have the forces at work in all countries which are bringing about the tremendous revolution of thought and feeling about social questions characteristic of the present age been operative in more clear-cut and distinguishable form than in Russia. And nowhere are the dangers that are inseparable from a too rapid transition from an old and tested political and economic system to a new and untried one more obvious and more significant than in Russia. For these two reasons Russia has become for all other countries a subject of absorbing interest.

The writer was in Russia during a time of momentous change--a time when the bitterness, the passion and the suffering of a transition period was at its height. It was the period when the struggle of Russia as a nation for political and economic power and prestige as expressed by her alignment with the Allies against Germany in the Great War was definitely superseded by the economic struggle between different classes within the nation. This second warfare even before the Armistice was signed had eclipsed the warfare waged in the name of Russia as a whole. It continued without the slightest abatement after the conclusion of the peace. It was not affected by the . . .

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