“A great writer is, so to speak, a secret government in his country.”
"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 then struggle against Stalinist oppression became the symbol of a generation--a symbol made all the more powerful by his extraordinary literary skill that allowed him to convey the bizarre, terrible reality of the gulag."
Solzhenitsyn exposed the Soviet Union and Josef Stalin, in particular, for what it really was; the most barbaric tyranny in the history in mankind. Western Civilization & the world owes this literary giant and champion of freedom a prodigious debt of gratitude.