Wednesday, February 18, 2015

from "The Mission of Consul Felix Cole at Archangel"

"No child can ever be convinced that it is spanked for its own benefit. The mass of the Russian lower classes still believe in the Bolsheviks. Intervention will alienate thousands of anti-German Bolsheviks and we shall merely gain the support of discredited 'intellectuals' and bourgeois. The bourgeois will soon tire of us if we do not restore their bank accounts."

See also:
"A Prophet in the Russian Wilderness: The Mission of Consul Felix Cole at Archangel, 1917-1919"
Benjamin D. Rhodes
The Review of Politics
Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul., 1984), pp. 388-409
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