Part 8, Chapter 1 Summary
Almost two months have passed and the hot summer is nearly half over, but Sergey Ivanovitch is just getting ready to leave Moscow. A year ago he finished his book about the principles and forms of government in Europe and Russia (a six-year project), and several sections of it were talked about and written about enough that the public became aware of his theories. After making conscientious revisions, he published the book, distributed it to booksellers, and expected that it would create a revolution in social science—or at least make a “great stir” in the scientific world.
Sergey Ivanovitch studiously avoided talking about it unless asked or asking the booksellers how the book was being received, but he was...
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