Monday, August 12, 2019

A Few Words From....Aleksander Solzhenitsyn


“A decline in courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West in our days. The Western world has lost its civil courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, each government, each political party, and of course in the United Nations. Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling groups and the intellectual elite, causing an impression of loss of courage by the entire society. Of course there are many courageous individuals but they have no determining influence on public life […] Should one point out that from ancient times decline in courage has been considered the beginning of the end?”

(HT:  Survival Blog)

2 comments:

LindaG said...

Rings true. :-/

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

I have never read his Gulag Archipelago, but I need to.