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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Revolutionary Catechism by Sergey Rsvolutionist. The manifesto is catechosm authoritarian manual for the formation of secret societies. It is debated how much input Bakunin had or if it is solely the work of Nechayev.

The work called for total devotion to a revolutionary lifestyle. Its publication in the Government Herald in July as the manifesto of the Narodnaya Rasprava secret society was one of the most dramatic events of Nechayev’s revolutionary life, through its words and the actions it inspired establishing Nechayev’s importance for the Nihilist movement.

The Catechism is divided into two sections; General Rules of the Organisation and Rules of Conduct of Revolutionaries, 22 and 26 paragraphs long respectively; abridged versions were published as excerpts in the anarchist periodicals Freiheit and The Alarm. The most radical document of its age, the Catechism outlined the authors’ revolutionary Jacobin program of organisation and discipline, a program that became the backbone of the radical movement in Russia. The revolutionary is portrayed catecism the Catechism as an amoral avenging angel, an expendable resource in the service of the revolution, committed to any crime or treachery necessary to effect the downfall of the prevailing order.

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May 01, Nelson Zagalo rated it did not like it Shelves: He has no private interests, no affairs, sentiments, ties, property nor even a name of his own. His entire being fevolutionist devoured by one purpose, one thought, one passion – the revolution.

Immoral and criminal is everything that stands in its way. Jul 22, Laura Marx rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: When I was 14 years old I discovered for the first time the concept of the “dark web”, where all the scary evil things happen like hiring hitmen and trading contraband, and I downloaded Tor and read guides about accessing the onion network, and I visited it for the first time.

And, what I didn’t know was that a lot of fringe politics goes on there. A lot of paranoids who will only talk politics on darknets.

The Revolutionary Catechism by Sergey Nechayev

And it’s fascinating because a lot of mutually hostile ideologies share space: It all seemed extremely serious to me when I was catechosm Really none of them need to be on darknets, they are not doing anything at all.


But I thought, ‘oh god He has no personal interests, no business affairs, no emotions, no attachments, no property, and no name. Everything in him is wholly absorbed in the single thought and the single passion for revolution.

Between him and them there exists, declared or concealed, a relentless and irreconcilable war to the death. He must accustom himself to torture. All the gentle and enervating sentiments of kinship, love, friendship, gratitude, and even honor, must be suppressed in him and give place to the cold and single-minded passion for revolution.

For him, there exists only one pleasure, on consolation, one reward, one satisfaction — the success of the revolution.

Night and day he must have but one thought, one aim — merciless destruction. Anyway, little Sergey Nechayev, my boy, I love him.

This text has so profoundly affected my consciousness, probably always for the worst, because of that early encounter.

But now I am an adult I know, you know, he was mostly talking out of his ass. He was the only one in the nihilist crowd who was ‘tyrannical toward himself’ and all that. Everyone else lived together, looked after each other, loved each other, shared resources, broke each other out catexhism prison, protected each other, etc And, while little Nechayev ended up in prison for murdering another nihilist, the perfectly un-tyrannical and sentimental remainder of the Catechsm Volya murdered the Tsar!

They offered to break him out of prison, and he refused. But this was almost an every day occurance for them, they had so deeply infiltrated the prison system, they were always breaking people out.

He wanted to suffer, and die a revolutionary, I think, this was what he lived for. He was that sort of militant, you know Being a revolutionary was more important than the revolution, which is not carried out by “revolutionaries. Especially considering its misogynist convulsions and so on. Well, other than my personal fondness towards it, and towards little Nechayev, there are a few reasons. First, in its historical period it provided a sort of focus point for the nihilists who would go on to completely ignore it.

That’s kind of fascinatng.

The Revolutionary Catechism by Sergey Nechayev

It’s also a very early articulation of an absolute nihilism, without any utopian or strategic positivity, which is of imperative importance. The most important quote occuring in any text occurs in this text, that is: Has it ever been expressed so clearly? All nihilist theory begins and ends with this sentence. And actechism is the essential thesis of the pamphlet – the conclusion is perfect, its the argument thats silly.

Anyway, there is also the alternate readings, as in, with the material realities we know too well held in mind, that revolutionaries are not professional dedicated revolution ‘experts’ like Nechayev, but the product of tje material conditions, doesn’t the sentence “the revolutionary is a doomed [woman].

That, in being forced into catechjsm, we lose everything? And yet, how profoundly liberatory – because isn’t the point to abolish attchments, property, names As the revolutionary loses her property, her name, her attachments, all property, names, and attachments are lost, the whole system of values crumbles, and finally Thank you, Sergey Nechayev. Apr 04, Eadweard rated it liked it Shelves: The revolutionary is a doomed man. Tyrannical toward himself, he must be tyrannical toward others. All the gentle and enervating sentiments of kinship, love, friendship, gratitude, and even honor, must be suppressed i A reading of Leonid Andreyev’s The Seven Who Revolutionizt Hanged should follow.

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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. The nature of the true revolutionary excludes all sentimentality, romanticism, infatuation, and exaltation.

All private hatred and revenge must also be excluded. Revolutionary passion, practiced at every moment of the day until it becomes a habit, is to be employed with cold calculation. At all times, and in all places, the revolutionary must obey not actechism personal impulses, but only those which serve the cause of the revolution.

When a comrade is in danger and the question arises whether he should be ccatechism or not saved, the decision must not be arrived at on the basis of sentiment, but solely in the interests of the revolutionary cause.

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. 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.

He is not a revolutionary if he has any sympathy for this world. He tne not hesitate to destroy tne position, any place, or any man in this world. He must hate everyone and everything in it with an equal hatred. All the worse for him if he has any relations with parents, friends, or lovers; he is no longer a revolutionary if he is swayed by these relationships. To weld the people into one single unconquerable and all-destructive force — this is our aim, our conspiracy, and our task. Cahechism 22, Leslie S.

The flawless manifesto on Revolution tne written by the very cold and merciless Nechayev, a man who died in a Russian prison in According to a webpage called “marxists. The Czar received weekly special reports on Nechayev’s prison activities”.

He must hate everyone and everything in it with an equal hatred Feb 12, Manuel rated it liked it. A very stupid account of how a revolutionary should act, interesting to read only because of its influence on other, more interesting revolutionaries who’ve been influenced by it. Obscure [ftmp impossible to access pre-internet] but very influential little book by a young, 19th century Russian revolutionary.

Nechayev became the model for the Verkhovensky character, from “Demons. Mar 04, rated it it was ok Shelves: Catechksm 12, Ghouse rated it it was amazing. Not for those who want to stir a revolution in a teacup or a “peaceful” one! Oct 13, Nora added it. Griffin Wilson rated it liked it Nov 29, Pedro Keil rated it liked it Sep 02, Jack Petro rated it liked tne Jun 06, Wassila rated it really liked it Dec 15,