Freedom

26
Apr

Total Recoil

It is, I think, true that we have moved from a reasonably solvent, generally self-reliant and self-respecting patriotic nation to a debt-ridden, quarrelsome, self-doubting, meddlesome welfare state in which the militant concern for the citizen’s rights and benefits seems to have overwhelmed and nullified the concern for the responsibilities which the citizen must bear.

25
Apr

THE DAZZLING LIGHT FROM THE NORTH

Solzhenitsyn is the voice of conscience. Without condescension, but firmly and forthrightly, he applies his immense powers of perception and dramatic expression to challenge people everywhere to anticipate the consequences of their acts and accept responsibility for those consequences. His message is particularly poignant in our era when the distinction between right and wrong has been twisted and obscured by passion, avarice, cynicism and scorn.