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Chapter 26 Teufelsdrtzck (1901) Summary

Adams travels to Paris, where he remains for some time before going, on an invitation from Mrs. Bay Lodge, with the Lodges to Bayreuth. He finds that the atmosphere in Bayreuth is not what it once had been - the modern age has encroached too far for him to lose himself in the romanticism of the setting.

With Bay Lodge and Joe Stickney, Adams decides to become, jokingly, a Conservative Christian Anarchist. The goal of the movement is to accelerate, to increase force, to reduce friction - which, to Adams, seems to be the natural course.

Of course, the idea of Conservative Christian Anarchy makes little sense, and so, seeking real conservative Christian anarchists, Adams goes to Russia. He finds Russia mad, obtuse, primitive, and existing outside of civilization and evolution. Russia is represented by acceleration but by inertia, and the sheer size of Russia...

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