My socialism does not derive from that of Karl Marx. Nor does it follow from Tolstoy’s pacifism. I do not seek to interpret it scientifically and propagate it throughout the world, like Mr. Katayama, Kosen, or Shusui. However, I have a faith that is mine alone, which I have put down on paper as I intend to put it into practice. Through my friends, the readers, may oppose my position on the subject it to laughter, what follows is something of which I am firmly convinced.

Takagi Kenmyo

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