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January 15, 2010

Moral Courage

Whittaker Chambers left the communist movement
at a time when he thought it was going to win. Solzhenitsyn defied the Soviet totalitarian state when it looked impregnable. That is the difference between moral courage and moral cowardice. -- "Affirmative Action" Quotas on Trial by Thomas Sowell -- Capitalism Magazine

Posted by Vanderleun at January 15, 2010 7:37 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Ok you all -what does this quote mean? Is Chambers the one with moral courage? or Solzhenitsyn? Or are they both being compared to affirmative action?
Love you American Digest!

Posted by: Dian at January 15, 2010 11:03 AM

When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children--Wittaker Chambers //

I am not a critic of the West. I am a critic of the weakness of the West--Solzhenitsyn

Posted by: james wilson at January 15, 2010 9:14 PM

What did Chambers discover? A quote from a letter to his children in the forward of his book, Witness.
"Man without God is a beast, and never more beastly than when he is most intelligent about his beastliness." --Whittaker Chambers

Posted by: Dennis at January 16, 2010 12:10 PM

If memory serves me right Chambers began his journey toward God upon finally hearing the screams of innocents.

Posted by: monkeyfan at January 17, 2010 3:14 PM

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