The new temporary government has been formed with Kerensky at the head. We will see if he can do any better [than Prince Lvov]. The first problem consists of the strengthening of the discipline in the army and building up its courage, and also in bringing the position of internal Russia into some sort of order. See more
Kerensky was still the only individual who had any hold on the mob, and the nation was evidently doomed if it failed soon to produce a bigger man. He had the theatrical qualities of a Napoleon, but none of his moral courage or useful ruthlessness.
I had a little walk in the church garden and then went into church, which is always unlocked, and prayed for Russia, for them and for us all.
In Russia everything is black once again and shall be blacker than before?
I cannot describe the extent to which I long for my sweet little dog. It seems to have become more unbearable! It is very hot, I have not left the house at all and do not feel like doing anything.
I've finished mowing the Rye fields. The weather is very hot. The cost of living is terrible. Everything has disappeared from the market. The factories aren’t working. There’s very little precipitation this year, snow in winter or rain in summer. The heat is terrible. The ground is rock solid. Everything has burned down.
It is an ugly lie to bellow that the party of “people's freedom” is bourgeois in nature, that it defends the interests of the capitalists, that it contains the seed of the counter-revolution. This party could, truly and in accordance with actual reality, be accused of a degree of academism, of an over-reliance on external constitutional forms, of an inability to attract the broader masses, of a lack of strength and will. See more