3595. They have created printed manifestos by the thousands over the last hundred years, when they weren’t throwing bombs at my father and my grandfather, and those manifestoes are just a lot of confused and contradictory childish thinking. No political manifesto has ever delivered food to a starving province.
3596. No, General Kutuzov, the solution to Russia’s problems is to be found in its transportation system, and our problems stem from our lack of one. Only such a system can bring food to the far reaches of my empire, and only the locomotive can make the product of the industrial class find a market.
3597. I am no fool, and I know my government can be swept aside in a tidal wave of violence. I have read accounts of the French revolution, it was very interesting, let me tell you.