Sunday, August 3, 2008
The passing of an inspired writer
Today marks the death of Alexander Solzhenitzyn. A great writer who worked to expose the injustices put forth by the Soviet Empire. Specifically those of Stalin. A man who was kicked out of his own country for 18 years for speaking the truth. A man who wrote and memorized his writings in case they were destroyed before publication. A man who went home 18 years ago only to have to get reacquainted with his home country. A man who spoke out against corrupt political leaders, and who never forgot his ethics. A man who remained faithful to his religion through the entire Soviet regime. A Nobel prize winner before his 60th birthday; an unusual honor. A great intellectual, and a fierce defender of his country's history and culture even while he could not live there. A man I look forward to meeting. Thank You, Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn for your contribution to the world.