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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

America’s response to China’s challenge is critical

Challenges test character. In fact, challenges are necessary to develop character. As Russian novelist and anti-communist dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn reminded Harvard's graduating class in 1978, "Even biology knows that habitual, extreme safety and well-being are not advantageous for a living organism." This is true for nations as well as individuals.…
bubmag
April 4, 2020
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

What Uncertainty Teaches

Source: SvetaZi/Shutterstock Living in the time of COVID-19 gives all of us a strong and clear taste of uncertainty. Our welfare is on the line and we are trapped at home with our questions, our vulnerabilities, and the vulnerabilities of others. Even in the midst of doing all we can…
bubmag
March 30, 2020
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

What Uncertainty Teaches

Source: SvetaZi/Shutterstock Living in the time of COVID-19 gives all of us a strong and clear taste of uncertainty. Our welfare is on the line and we are trapped at home with our questions, our vulnerabilities, and the vulnerabilities of others. Even in the midst of doing all we can…
bubmag
March 30, 2020
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Most Useful Idiots

From the New York Times we learn—it is no surprise—that Bernie Sanders, the socialist from Vermont from Brooklyn who until recently was leading the Democratic presidential pack and may yet end up the nominee, allowed himself and his office (mayor of Burlington, Vt., at the time) to be used by…
bubmag
March 8, 2020