Vasily Maklakov was a political reformer in pre-revolution Russia who offered his country an alternative to radicalism that it chose to forego. This week, I speak to Judge Stephen Williams of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, who in his spare time is a historian of Russian reformers. His new book, “The Reformer: How One Liberal Fought to Preempt the Russian Revolution,” recounts the story Maklakov’s fight for political moderation.
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