I read this book, The Gulag Archipelago, my freshman year of high school. It wasn’t assigned, I saw it in the book rack at the grocery store and of course, my Mother bought it for me upon my request. She always encouraged me to read. And now over four decades later as I peruse snippets of it again, I realize what made me love liberty more than any American history book or any account of our Revolution, was reading about those who had lost liberty and would die attempting to retrieve it.
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say goodbye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation… We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
“Bless you prison, bless you for being in my life. For there, lying upon the rotting prison straw, I came to realize that the object of life is not prosperity as we are made to believe, but the maturity of the human soul.”
― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
Their religious zeal is to be expected since politics is their religion and abortion is their sacrament. That’s why they hate Christians, moral people, and the Constitution.
Dershowitz doesn’t want to see his Democrat party move to the radical left because he knows socialism is not the key to govern our nation. The left goes after the Professor because he won’t use his platform to push their false narratives against President Trump. This exemplifies the problem on the left. If a Democrat dares defend President Trump in any way, even if it’s only in abstractly in principle, he is a defector and must be vanquished.