Sunday, August 03, 2008

Solzhenitsyn in gulag, 1953
Rest in peace Aleksandr Isayevich

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, one of the great men of the 20th Century, indeed a prophet of Biblical proportions, has passed into history.

His address to the Harvard graduates 30 years ago, are the words we in the west need to hear today.

Even if we are spared destruction by war, our lives will have to change if we want to save life from self-destruction. We cannot avoid revising the fundamental definitions of human life and human society. Is it true that man is above everything? Is there no Superior Spirit above him? Is it right that man's life and society's activities have to be determined by material expansion in the first place? Is it permissible to promote such expansion to the detriment of our spiritual integrity?

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