"We have to condemn publicly the very idea that some people have the right to repress others. In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousandfold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations. It is for this reason, and not because of the 'weakness of indoctrinational work,' that they are growing up 'indifferent.' Young people are acquiring the conviction that foul deeds are never punished on earth, that they always bring prosperity.Excerpts from the works of writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn | Macleans.ca - Canada - Features
"It is going to be uncomfortable, horrible, to live in such a country!"
-"The Gulag Archipelago"
I just had a re-read of Solzhenitsyn's famous address to the Harvard Class of 1978, a curious form of Lincolnism