Thoughts on Solzhenitsyn

July 1978
National Review;7/21/1978, Vol. 30 Issue 29, p881
The article examines the commencement address given by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn at Harvard University which criticized the U.S. in a number of issues. He is right in his argument that the survival of a country or civilization is a matter of will. However, Solzhenitsyn has made a number of questionable assertions including: the claim that the Russian people were purged by suffering; and his description of life in the U.S. as being governed purely by formal laws.


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