About Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, (11 December 1918 – 3 August 2008) was an eminent Russian novelist, historian, and tireless critic of Communist totalitarianism. He helped to raise global awareness of the gulag and the Soviet Union's forced labor camp system. He wrote many books most notably "The Gulag Archipelago" and "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, two of his best-known works. "For the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable traditions of Russian literature", Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970.

Silence in the Face of Evil

By |2016-11-26T09:52:18-06:00February 17th, 2012|Categories: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Quotation|

In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby [...]

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on the Spiritual Life of a Nation

By |2017-06-27T11:40:25-05:00March 6th, 2011|Categories: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Quotation|

  The strength or weakness of a society depends more on the level of its spiritual life than on its level of industrialization. Neither a market economy nor even general abundance constitutes the crowning achievement of human life. If a nation’s spiritual energies have been exhausted, it will not be saved from collapse …by the [...]

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