01/05/2013

Originally posted on The Bubba Effect:

History often repeats itself…

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Most hear the name “Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn” and remember only that he was a Russian writer. He was the man almost single-handedly responsible for the world’s awareness of Russia’s Gulag (forced labor camp) System. He authored “The Gulag Archipelago” and “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.” among many other books…

Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970. Unlike Obama, he actually did something to earn a Nobel Prize. He spent a life as an activist, a dissident, recording the paths taken by oppressive regimes. He stood his ground and he earned his scars.

While Solzhenitsyn was unmercifully tormented by the KGB, he arranged to have “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” published.  Nikita Khrushchev actually defended it’s publication at the presidium of the Politburo hearing on whether to allow its publishing, and added:

“There’s a Stalinist in each of you…

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