The Evil Society

Niemeyer, Gerhart
December 1976
National Review;12/10/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 47, p1354
The article argues that the Soviet Union is an evil society. This assertion is supported by Alexandre Isaevich Solzhenitsyn's view that evil in the Soviet society stems from the Communist ideology. This ideology splits mankind into true believers and subhuman beings. Under this condition, a public reign of falsehood is instituted that distorts men's wills and minds. Thus, the claim that the Soviet Union is for international trade, justice and freedom produces the opposite. Finally, evil is reflected in the Soviet Union's espousal of terror.


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