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War and Peace

War and Peace

  

by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace Epilogue, Part 2, Chapter 6 Summary

  • Continuing to mull over his question about what power is, Tolstoy says we need to bring time back into the equation.
  • Every single thing that happens is the result of the bazillions of things that happened before – previous decisions, previous events, previous desires.
  • The other thing that needs to be brought back into the equation is that people who have power and give orders also participate in the events they are giving orders about. Their presence changes the situation continuously.

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