Letters, Jun. 9, 1947

A Christian Spark for Peace


May I bring to your attention one point in which the democracies have failed in their battle against the communistic ideology ? They have overlooked their greatest ally, the spirit of Christianity in the Russian people themselves.

A close scrutiny of Russian literature reveals an innate comprehension of the Christian faith, a strong religious tendency and an earnest seeking after the solution of the human riddle. Such a spirit if it lived, and it did, in Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Nikolai Gogol ... as recently as the...

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