Reflections of a Russian Statesman by Konstantin P. Pobedonostsev

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In his "Reflections of a Russian Statesman" (1896), he promoted autocracy and condemned elections, representation and democracy, the jury system, the press, free education, charities, and social reforms. Of representative government, he wrote, "It is terrible to think of our condition if destiny had sent us the fatal gift—the all-Russian Parliament." He also condemned Social Darwinism as erroneous generalisation of Darwin's Theory of Evolution.

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  1. - 64th on The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the Century (National Review)

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