Originally published in 1934, this book was the result of an extensive knowledge of Russia, based on many visits under the Czarist regime and the Bolshevik government. Choosing his own interpreters, the author interviewed friends and foes of the government, Russians and foreigners, in all walks of life. The book discusses the commerical, political and religious trends of early 20th Century Russia, as well as bureaucracy, state-sanctioned violence and the lack of intellectual freedom.
Part 1: The Warning of Russia's Evils 1. Bureaucracy and the Denial of Liberty 2. Violence and Compulsion 3. Dogmatism, Atheism and Anti-Religion Part 2: Possible Contributions to Human Welfare 1. Social Justice and Social Planning 2. A Classless Society 3. The Treatment of Criminals 4. The Care of Children: Youth and Education 5. New Motives and Incentives 6. Eliminating Unemployment and Slum Clearance 7. The Revolution in Agriculture 8. The New Morality 9. A Unified Philosophy of Life 10. The Reformation of Religion 11. The Interpretation of History. Appendix I: Marx and the Communist Manifesto. Appendix II: The Jewish Problem