45% done with War and Peace



For the first time Tolstoy is explicit in his philosophy and he lays it all out as a thesis. He tells us that no one man (or event) causes anything to really happen, but that a myriad of interconnected events (and men) lead to this and that. And what he really wants to get at is that no man is more important than any other man, especially the most powerful. And it’s still a radical idea.