In 1869, Sergey Nechayev published Catechism of a Revolutionist, a program for "merciless destruction" of society and the state. One hundred years after the book was published, The Black Panther Party republished the book in 1969. Now, in 2020, to make the means more accessible again, it is being reprinted again as the start of a new Radical Reprint.


"The revolutionary is a doomed man. He has no private interests, no affairs, sentiments, ties, property nor even a name of his own. His entire being is devoured by one purpose, one thought, one passion--the revolution. Heart and soul, not merely by word but by deed, he has severed every link with the social order and with the entire civilized world; with the laws, good manners, conventions, and morality of that world. He is its merciless enemy and continues to inhabit it with only one purpose--to destroy it."

Catechism of a Revolutionist by Sergey Nechayev

  • Pattern Books 2020

    Radical Reprint #1

    New chapbook

    34 pages

1 N. Lombardy St.

Richmond, VA 23220


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