The offensive appears to have stopped. So many hostile forces act against honour and duty. A kingdom of cowardice and backstabbing cruelty!
It was a nice day with a refreshing wind. From 10 o'clock until 11 o'clock I gave Alexis a geography lesson. I took a walk. I began the second volume of Merezhkovski, Christ and Anti-Christ, "Leonardo da Vinci." During the day all of us worked in the park across from the Arsenal. We cut down and sawed up an enormous fir tree. During the evening we continued doing the same thing until 8 o'clock. We watered the garden.
There was a time, I wanted to go to the front and be assigned to command a heavy battery, but I decided to give up this idea after the disgraceful offensive at the southwestern front. After that, in light of it being impossible to wage war in Russia yet saw it necessary for the war to continue, a group of officers asked me to form a legion of volunteers and take it to France. See more
I considered this idea at first, but then I learned about the attitude toward Russian units abroad thanks to their disgraceful behavior on the French front and their refusal to fight and participate in the struggle. When I received information that a Russian name in France was akin to a reviled race, I, of course, decided to not count on such work as I had considered before.
The Bolsheviks were flummoxed. They didn’t expect what had happened. They didn’t expect an offensive.
But it doesn’t matter, and there is nothing to lose hope over. After all, this is fully consistent with the psychology of Bolshevism: the Bolsheviks never expect what going to happen. They never feel or anticipate the twists and turns of history and are deprived of any political intuition for the rare and astounding. See more
Almost no major labor movement can currently put their finger on them. The best thing they could do was jump on the bandwagon post factum.
Akitsa and Kolya tried to stand up for Kerensky, but I’m almost convinced that he has already crumbled. This is a vain (and unambitious) person, and therefore at the right time he won’t dare to take the upper hand and raise a stick against his comrades. He’s consoled by popularity, and it also helps him mislead himself down the path of false heroism and to play as Bonaparte.
With the sanction of Hergert C. Hoover, who is the head of new food administration, Government employes in Washington began a campaign of conservation of food. It is hoped by promoters of the movement that the steps which have been taken will develop into a nationwide movement which, in effect, will put the people of the United States on “voluntary rations”. There will be no effort at present to enforce such conditions by legislation. See more
Each of the employes in the movement has a pledge card approved by the conservation section of the food administration. The pledge reads:
“Wishing to aid my country during the war I promise: