New Humanists
New Humanists
Aug 2, 2021
Solzhenitsyn's Exhortations | Episode V
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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”:

Solzhenitsyn’s “A World Split Apart” (Harvard Address), text and video:

The EPPC’s Solzhenitsyn at Harvard:

Colin Redemer’s “Live Not By Dreher Alone”:

Rod Dreher’s Live Not By Lies:

Vaclav Havel’s “The Power of the Powerless”:

Harold Berman’s Law and Revolution:

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Music: Save Us Now by Shane Ivers -

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