Godspeed, Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    Ilya Somin and my RedState colleague Academic Elephant have exceedingly worthy remembrances. They wrote everything that I would have written but let me just note that if people have finally learned to value and appreciate human freedom, they did so because of the example of men like Solzhenitsyn. Thanks to his life and the way he lived it, we could legitimately say that we have | Read More »

    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

    The great Russian dissident and author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has died at 89 in Moscow. What a life the man lived. In many ways, his story is the history of Russia over the last century as he went from a passionate belief in the promises of Marxism as a remedy for his country’s ills to a victim of the totalitarianism enabled by Marxism. His choice to | Read More »