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Monday, June 8, 2020

Live Not By Lies

Essay by Alexander Solzhenitsyn dated Moscow, 12 February 1974, the day he was arrested and deported from the Soviet Union.

"So in our timidity, let us each make a choice: whether to remain consciously a servant of falsehood (of course, it is not out of inclination but to feed one's family that one raises one's children in the spirit of lies), or to shrug off the lies and become an honest man worthy of respect from one's children and contemporaries."
Index on Censorship, vol. 33, no. 2: pp. 203-207, April 2004.

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