Bethink Yourselves!

Leo TOLSTOY (1828 - 1910), translated by V. TCHERKOFF ( - )

As Russia goes to war against Japan, Tolstoy urges those at all levels of society, from the Tsar down to the common soldier, to consider their actions in the light of Christ's teaching. "However strange this may appear, the most effective and certain deliverance of men from all the calamities which they inflict upon themselves and from the most dreadful of all—war—is attainable, not by any external general measures, but merely by that simple appeal to the consciousness of each separate man which, nineteen hundred years ago, was proposed by Jesus—that every man bethink himself, and ask himself, who is he, why he lives, and what he should and should not do." (Introduction by David Barnes, and extract from Chapter VI)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Philosophy, Political Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter I David Barnes
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Play 02 Chapter II David Barnes
00:07:30
Play 03 Chapter III David Barnes
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Play 04 Chapter IV David Barnes
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Play 05 Chapter V David Barnes
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Play 06 Chapter VI David Barnes
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Play 07 Chapter VII David Barnes
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Play 08 Chapter VIII David Barnes
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Play 09 Chapter IX David Barnes
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Play 10 Chapter X David Barnes
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Play 11 Chapter XI David Barnes
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Play 12 Chapter XII David Barnes
00:24:10