The Gulag Archipelago

GulagArchipelegoCoverSuggested by Glenn Fairman  •  Solzhenitsyn’s gripping epic masterpiece, the searing record of four decades of Soviet terror and oppression, in one abridged volume, authorized by the author.
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  1. Glenn Fairman Glenn Fairman says:

    Can a series of 3 books by a former political prisoner change a life and haunt one’s soul nearly four decades after they were first read? The answer is yes.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      That sounds like a keeper. I’ve read part of David Horowitz’s coming-out story in “Radical Son.” I would guess from your enthusiasm for “The Gulag Archipelago” that Chamber’s book is even better. Whatever the case may be, it’s interesting reading about what causes someone to turn from what I term insanity to just a fairly coherent grip on the world. And that really is about all that conservatism, proper, is all about. Here’s the world. How best to deal with it? What works? What doesn’t? Of course there are good values and morals that are implicit in that as well. And that is another things that “just works” every time it’s tried.

      I’ve heard that Michael Medved’s “Right Turn” is a good coming-out story as well, although since Medved’s dalliance with McCain, he’s reverted quite a bit.

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