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Solzhenitsyn: "if we want to save life from self-destruction"

“It would be retrogression to attach oneself today to the ossified formulas of the Enlightenment. Social dogmatism leaves us completely helpless in front of the trials of our times. 215 more words

Politics/Current Events

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Spent a rainy day reading Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.

I don’t know exactly what I expected going into it, perhaps a whole lot more doom and gloom. 542 more words

Books

Beauty & Eternity

“Everything beautiful,” writes the philosopher Simone Weil, “has a mark of eternity.”

It’s a reality I am made aware of every time I go for a walk in nature. 876 more words

He Said That? 5/30/17

From  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918–2008), Russian novelist, historian, and short story writer, Warning to the West (1976):

I must say that the United States, of all the countries of the West, is the least guilty and has done the most in order to prevent it.

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Solzhenitsyn: "the characteristics of modernity"

“Today, when we say the West we are already referring both to the West and to Russia… And… there are ills that are characteristic, that have plagued the West for a long time and now Russia has quickly adopted them also. 80 more words

Politics/Current Events

The King of All Freeloaders

By Alden L. Benton

I usually begin my posts with a short, pertinent quote on the topic I will cover.  The quote I have chosen today is longer, but it reflects the theme I have attempted to maintain throughout the life of this blog.  701 more words