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May 3, 2010

from Alexander Solzhenitsyn's As Breathing And Consciousness Return

"Our present system is unique in world history, because over and above its physical and economic constraints, it demands of us total surrender of our souls, continuous and active participation in the general, conscious lie. To this putrefaction of the soul, this spiritual enslavement, human beings who wish to be human cannot consent. When Caesar, having exacted what is Caesar's, demands still more insistently that we render him what is God's - that is a sacrifice we dare not make!" -- Unqualified Reservations

Posted by Vanderleun at May 3, 2010 12:06 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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It is most rancid these days in North Korea.

Posted by: Jewel at May 3, 2010 8:45 AM

I read a speech he gave at Harvard....where, I am told, he was booed by students in the audience. No surprise there.
Here's that speech:


The surprise is that the Black Book of Communism is published by Harvard Press.

Posted by: Jewel at May 3, 2010 5:51 PM

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