Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918-2008

'Falsehood can hold out against much in this world, but not against art.'

He survived cancer, labor camps, the homicidal ire of the Politburo and exile from his native Russia to bear witness against the atrocities of the Soviet state. And against all odds, having helped to bring it down, he outlived it.

Radhika Jones

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