The text entitled “Germany and Russia” is inspired by Chapter 5 of my Bakounine Politique, Révolution et contre-révolution en Europe centrale, published in 1991 by the Éditions du Monde libertaire. However, I did not limit myself to a literal translation of this chapter 5, which simply served as a starting point for developing questions inspired by almost thirty years of reading and reflection.
I apologize to the English-speaking readers for my English, which is a bit laboured and certainly full of awkward turns of phrase and clumsy formulations.
“We are the sworn enemies of Pan-Slavism as much as of Pan-Germanism,
and in a future pamphlet we shall devote a particular
study to this issue, which we consider extremely important;
For the moment, we shall simply say that we consider it a sacred and
urgent duty for Russia’s revolutionary youth (...)