BBC a anuntat decesul cunoscutului scriitor, comentator si formator de opinie Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Moartea a venit printr-un atac de cord. Solzhenitsyn a fost o periaoda rezidenta in Cavendish si s-a intors in Rusia dupa cadera Cortinei Comuniste. Munca sa, scrierile sale, ideile si mai ales curajul sau au inspirat pe multi si nu pot fi uitate usor.
…a criticat deopotriva si Estul si Vestul. Nu a fost un om care a scris doar despre comunism. Memorabil este si discursul sau din anul 1970 cand a castigat premiul Nobel pentru Literatura.
“People in the West have acquired considerable skill in using, interpreting and manipulating law, even though laws tend to be too complicated for an average person to understand without the help of an expert… It is time, in the West, to defend not so much human rights as human obligations. Destructive and irresponsible freedom has been granted boundless space. Society appears to have little defence against the abyss of human decadence, such as, for example, misuse of liberty for moral violence against young people, motion pictures full of pornography, crime and horror. It is considered to be part of freedom and theoretically counter-balanced by the young people’s right not to look or not to accept. Life organised legalistically has thus shown its inability to defend itself against the corrosion of evil.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn, 1978
iata ce-au spus despre el, John Piper si Albert Mohler:
No one did more than Solzhenitsyn to expose the horrors of the failed communist experiment in Russia. Hitler’s purge would pale, if such things could pale, when compared to ten times the carnage in Stalin’s gulags.
He was born in 1918, the very year following the Soviet Revolution. That same year the Communist Party began to create an extensive system of political prisons and concentration camps known as “gulags.” Solzhenitsyn would bring the reality of Soviet oppression to the world’s attention through his writings, including a 300,000-word history of the camps, published as The Gulag Archipelago. As author Joseph Pearce reflected, “Thus it was that Alexander Solzhenitsyn and the Gulag Archipelago were born within weeks of each other, children of the same revolution.”
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