Remembering Solzhenitsyn – The Price & Power of Dissent

3 Sep
Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Arkhipelag Gulag. 1958 - 1968.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Arkhipelag Gulag. 1958 - 1968.

Having grown up in Soviet-aligned India, and coming from Communist Bengal, Russian writers weren’t strangers to me. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who died only a month ago at the age of 89, is another great example of the risks some people take to speak out against what is inhuman. With Amy Goodman’s arrest, one has to question, yet again, the degree of hypocrisy underlying the current US government’s proclamations about America as the land of the free. Could they bring any more shame on America and those who love this country?

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