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Richard Gustafson Quoted in NYT in Essay on Tolstoy vs the Police

In her essay on reading Tolstoy during the pandemic, Jennifer Wilson (contributing writer for The Nation) quotes Richard Gustafson (Emeritus Professor of Russian, Barnard), the author of “Tolstoy: Resident and Stranger” (Studies of the Harriman Institute, 1986), who writes that for Tolstoy nonviolence meant “the rejection of coercion as the glue of the commonwealth.”


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