The criterion of Bolshevism is the Bolshevik. The question of youth is of especial importance in the Soviet Union. The Revolution of October 1917 was prepared and carried through by the generation which fought for overthrow as long ago as 1905 and spent a great part of the period between the two revolutions in exile in the West; but the helm of the ship of State launched by this generation passed years ago to younger hands, younger physiologically and sociologically. The younger a man is, the fewer inhibitions does he bring towards the Bolshevist system, the more susceptible is he to the new era and its demands. The process of a physical experiment or a mathematical problem can be described objectively, but the man who hopes to write objectively on a Russian theme is only deluding himself and others and seeking to shirk his responsibilities and a clear definition of his position.