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October 8, 2013

Gulag Payback

Alexander Solzhenitsyn   (1918 - )

Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918 – )

by Steve King


On this day in 1970, Alexander Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize. In his memoirs, Solzhenitsyn describes his failed attempt to use his Nobel as a knock-out blow to Soviet repression. “During my time in the camps,” he writes, “I had got to know the enemies of the human race quite well: they respect the big fist and nothing else; the harder you slug them, the safer you will be.”

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