Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is an unlikely candidate for “humanist,” especially because of his denunciation of humanism in his infamous Harvard Address. Does the great Russian dissident have something to teach aspiring humanists? Jonathan and Ryan take a look at two famous exhortations from Solzhenitsyn, “Live Not By Lies,” an essay from 1974, and “A World Split Apart,” the commencement address he delivered at Harvard in 1978 - as well as the subsequent backlash Solzhenitsyn faced for his criticism of American liberalism.
Solzhenitsyn’s “Live Not By Lies”: https://www.solzhenitsyncenter.org/live-not-by-lies
Solzhenitsyn’s “A World Split Apart” (Harvard Address), text and video: https://www.solzhenitsyncenter.org/a-world-split-apart
The EPPC’s Solzhenitsyn at Harvard: https://amzn.to/3kk9kzB
Colin Redemer’s “Live Not By Dreher Alone”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl61h3DKaNw
Rod Dreher’s Live Not By Lies: https://bookshop.org/a/25626/9780593087398
Vaclav Havel’s “The Power of the Powerless”: https://web.archive.org/web/20120107141633/http://www.vaclavhavel.cz/showtrans.php?cat=clanky&val=72_aj_clanky.html&typ=HTML
Harold Berman’s Law and Revolution: https://amzn.to/3eJg9ab
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