Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, R.I.P.

By the Editors, August 04, 2008, 4:00 a.m, National Review Online

When 1999 turned into 2000, a lot of people asked, “Who was the Man of the Century?” And many answered, “Solzhenitsyn.” That was a very solid choice.

Born in 1918, Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn became the voice and conscience of the Russian people. There was no greater or more effective foe of Communism, or of totalitarianism in general. His Gulag Archipelago was a crushing blow to the Soviet Union — after its publication in the mid-1970s, the USSR had no standing, morally. The book was effective because it was true. (link)

Comment: A good tribute to one of the greatest men of the Twentieth Century.

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  1. prof premraj pushpakaran writes -- 2018 marks the 100th birth year of Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn!!!

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