Nikolai Chernyshevsky, What is to be Done?, Chapter 3, near the end

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This video is an analysis of the character Rakhmetov, an entirely new kind of person. He embodies many virtues, and turns them all in the direction of revolutionary action. Most of all, he is a great analyzer of people for their revolutionary potential and is totally dedicated to the cause of revolutionary change. He is not in the book for long. His presence in the book is crucial to how it would be understood and interpreted–Rakhmetov inspired millions or at least thousands.

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