Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn dead at 89

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  1. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.

    - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    Goodbye, faithful critic. You will be missed.
     
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  3. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    At least he died at home, in Russia,where his heart was.
     
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  5. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    True. I will hoist an alcoholic sugary beverage in his memory.

    It's vodka-based, anyway.
     
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  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I'm sure he will like that, especially from you.
     
  8. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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  9. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones.

    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    The name of "reform" simply covers what is latently a process of the theft of the national heritage.

    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again.

    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
     
  10. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    He was a bit of a religious nut, but I liked his work.
     
  11. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    our lecture was just talking about him and his quote that "people in the west should think less about human rights and more about human obligations"
     
  12. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Nice quotes, lads.
     
  13. CIEan Registered Member

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    Sounds like an interesting character. I'll go read some of his publications. He was the most influential Russian writer?
     

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