Mapping Imagined Geographies of Revolutionary Russia

PBC0008: arrogant confidence

This PBC connects the Bolshevik triumph at home to global ambition of changing the world for the better. Proclaiming “We are the mind of the universe” (W382), PBC8 expresses absolute confidence in the power and popularity of the workers’ revolution across the world (W255). This arrogance is expressed in confidence and readiness to annihilate the old world and its “bloodied sidewalks” (W255) for the sake of change that is expected to bring a better and happier life (W260).


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