You should not do this, Comrade. We are only in the introductory stage yet, here in Western Europe. And in that stage it is better to encourage the fighters than the rulers.
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|Birth:||26th November, 1864|
|Death:||15th September, 1927|
Herman Gorter was born in Wormerveer, Netherlands. He was a Dutch poet and socialist. He was a leading member of the Tachtigers, a highly influential group of Dutch writers who worked together in Amsterdam in the 1880s, centered on De Nieuwe Gids. His first book, a 4,000 verse epic poem called May. He rapidly followed this up with a book of short lyric poetry simply called Verses in 1890. He wrote a massive new epic poem called Pan in 1912. He joined the Social Democratic Labour Party in 1897. In 1917, he hailed the Russian Revolution as the beginning of that global revolution, although he soon afterward came to oppose Vladimir Lenin.
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