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Aleksander Solzhenitsyn

Jesus Died in a Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

For all the accolades poured out upon Jesus, little is said about the harsh realities of the police state in which he lived and its similarities to modern-day America, and yet they are striking.

Jesus Lived in a Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Jesus challenged the political and religious belief systems of his day. And worldly powers feared Jesus because he dared to speak truth to power in a time when doing so often cost a person his life.

Truth to Power

Tony Woodcock | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

The other night I heard a work that I had not come across for many years. It was a big symphonic piece that lasts about 30 minutes by the German comp...

Everybody's a Target in the American Surveillance State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.27.2012 | Technology
John W. Whitehead

Can freedom in the United States continue to flourish and grow in an age when the physical movements, individual purchases, conversations, and meetings of every citizen are constantly under surveillance by private companies and government agencies?

Solzhenitsyn's Great Masterwork

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alan Elsner

A new translation of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's In The First Circle which appeared in English last year, presents a "restored text" of the Russian novelist's masterwork. It is a towering achievement.

1989 And the Fall of the Wall: Did Reagan Do It?

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jesse Larner

Regan probably hastened the fall of the Wall by a few years, but it could have fallen without him. It could not however, have fallen without the sacrifices of those living under Soviet Communism.

Have We Forgotten God?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John W. Whitehead

Here again we witness the single outcome of a worldwide process, with East and West yielding the same results, and once again for the same reason: Men have forgotten God.

Can Obama Pull Off a Historic Presidential Double Play?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

''On or about December 1910," Virginia Woolf wrote, "human character changed.'' We can be much more specific: "On November 4, 2008, just after 11 pm Eastern, America changed" (human character remains rather intransigent). Read More Watch Arianna On Rachel Maddow Discussing The State Of The GOP Watch Arianna, Gavin Newsom and Joe Trippi at the Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco While Paulson Waffles, the White House Dawdles, and Congress Dithers, the Economy Continues to Burn Brainstorm Alert: I'm going to be guest hosting for Rachel Maddow on Monday and I'd love your suggestions about which topics you like to hear discussed - and which guests you'd like to hear from. Please put your suggestions in the comments section and I'll take them to Bill Wolff, her producer, and the rest of the team.

It's a Three-Man Race: Obama vs The Two McCains

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

We all thought it was down to a two-man field. Obama vs. McCain. But it's turned out to be a three-man race: Obama vs the Old, Honorable McCain and his political doppelganger the New, Unprincipled McCain.

Did McCain Steal His "Cross in the Dirt" Story at the Saddleback Forum From Solzhenitsyn?

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Did McCain lie in a church this weekend in an attempt to kiss-up to Evangelicals who are already very concerned about his bona fides on faith and religion?

Is McCain Lifting Passages From Solzhenitsyn?

Taegan Goddard's Political Insider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, a speech by Sen. John McCain had phrases that were likely lifted directly from Wikipedia. Now it seems McCain may have lifted another sto...

Russian Author Aleksander Solzhenitsyn Dead At 89

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Russian news agencies are reporting that author Aleksander Solzhenitsyn died Sunday at the age of 89. The BBC has more: The author of One Day In The ...