42% done with The Brothers Karamazov

It would be funny if it weren’t so sad about how wrong Zossima (and Dostoyevsky) was about how a person would no faith could never hope to gain power in Russia. Which then leads me to wonder if Dostoyevsky was either that blindly optimistic or that this book was more of a plea because he saw which the way the wind was really blowing?

The world turned out exactly how Dostoyevsky did not want it to turn out.