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Source: Man and Superman: A Comedy and a Philosophy
Source type: book
Document type: book chapter
Document title: “Maxims for Revolutionists”
Author(s): Shaw, Bernard
Publisher: Brentano’s
Place of publication: New York, New York
Year of publication: 1922
Pagination: 227-44 (excerpt below includes only page 232)

Shaw, Bernard. “Maxims for Revolutionists.” Man and Superman: A Comedy and a Philosophy. New York: Brentano’s, 1922: pp. 227-44.
excerpt of chapter
McKinley assassination (international response); Leon Czolgosz (execution: international response).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.
As the chapter’s title implies, “Maxims for Revolutionists” is merely a collection of Shaw’s own maxims. The excerpted maxim below appears in a subsection titled “Crime and Punishment” (pp. 232-33).

This book is a reissue of the original 1903 edition.


Maxims for Revolutionists [excerpt]

     The assassin Czolgosz made President McKinley a hero by assassinating him. The United States of America made Czolgosz a hero by the same process.



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