Monday, December 5th, 2016

From the Waukesha Freeman Sound Off section today: State superintendent of public instruction The Freeman’s James Wigderson continues to get it wrong. His last column on the next state superintendent of public instruction election was full of his partisan ramblings. When will Wisconsin figure out that partisan politics and progress are a world apart? What […]

From Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s address to Harvard, “A World Split Apart“, June 8, 1978 Humanism and Its ConsequencesHow has this unfavorable relation of forces come about? How did the West decline from its triumphal march to its present sickness? Have there been fatal turns and losses of direction in its development? It does not seem so. […]

The news hits suddenly and hard, despite the expectation given his age. Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, Nobel Prize winner and Soviet dissident, is dead. He was 89 years old. We casually toss around the phrase “witness to history” but so few are able to accurately see and describe their world. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn saw, described, and compelled us […]

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn’s “The First Circle” is being published uncut in 2009. The book has only been available in English translation with nine chapters missing. Print this entry