Publication information

The Fall of Tsardom
Source type: book
Document type: book chapter
Document title: “Anarchists and Nihilists” [chapter 5]
Author(s): Joubert, Carl
Publisher: Eveleigh Nash
Place of publication: London, England
Year of publication: 1905
Pagination: 64-76 (excerpt below includes only page 64)

Joubert, Carl. “Anarchists and Nihilists” [chapter 5]. The Fall of Tsardom. London: Eveleigh Nash, 1905: pp. 64-76.
excerpt of chapter
anarchism (international response); assassinations (comparison); McKinley assassination (international response).
Named persons
Humbert I; William McKinley.
From title page: By Carl Joubert, Author of “Russia as It Really Is” [and] “The Truth about the Tsar.”

Anarchists and Nihilists

ANARCHISTS or Nihilists, call them which you will, have earned an unenviable reputation throughout the world. More especially to the English-speaking nations are they repugnant, not because they have suffered more from their nefarious practices, but from the fact that liberty and law being their birthright, and as necessary to them as the air they breathe, the Anglo-Saxons can find no language strong enough to condemn those who would demolish their most cherished institutions and make the liberty of the subject an impossibility. Such crimes as the assassination of the Empress of Austria, or of King Humbert of Italy, or of President McKinley are indefensible by any man with a spark of decency or of social instinct. Those who perpetrate such enormities are rightly the outcasts of humanity. They have forfeited their inheritance in it, and must rank henceforth with the wild beasts who are a danger to mankind, and must, therefore, be exterminated. Such cases of perverted instincts are fortunately rare; but society is heir to them as flesh is heir to cancer or consumption or any other plague.