Originally published in 1932, the author, a Polish journalist, in this book directs his hostility against the fundamentals of Bolshevism, but nonetheless achieves impartiality. With regard to Russian culture, Soviet Russia appears to the author as the home of an almost Victorian puritanism. Daily life under the Bolsheviks is discussed, as is the meeting on a train with a man who claimed to have been present at the murder of the Imperial Family.
Introduction. 1. The Cauldron Still Boils 2. Sexual Morality and Education 3. Daily Life in Bolshevia 4. The Outlaw 5. An Answer to the Second Question 6. Laudetur Jezus Christus 7. Woman, Unveil Thyself 8. Youth in Bolshevia 9. Palimpsest 10. Terrorism 11. The Future 12. Conversation on a Train 13. The Three Causes of the Catastrophe 14. The Russian Intelligentsia 15. 'Une Stupide Aventure'