Lyuzhin was a quiet-mannered man, whom you would have taken

for anything in the world but a Krinskyite agitator. His

speech was simple and informal — he could not understand why

anyone should get excited about these things. It was a

process of economic evolution. Life was a struggle for existence,

and the strong overcame the weak, and in turn were

overcome by the strongest. The workers were simply the citizens

of industry, and the Krinskyite movement was the expression of

their will to survive. The grim inevitability of the revolution

depended upon the imperative to unite or be exterminated.


Paraphrases from the novel The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.