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Solzhenitsyn At Harvard: The Address, Twelve Early Responses, And Six Later Reflections

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When Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn gave the commencement address at Harvard University in 1978, many Americans expected to hear their country praised by this celebrated refugee from a totalitarian state. Instead they heard some sharply critical views of their legal system, their press, their popular culture, and even their national will. The forthright and controversial speech ...more
Published December 31st 1980 by Ethics and Public Policy Center (first published January 1st 1980)
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Jan 31, 2008 Tim rated it really liked it
It’s unfortunate that this book is out of print. I doubt anyone but Solzhenitsyn agrees with everything he says in the famous 1978 Harvard commencement address, but his argument that the “free world” was not fundamentally much more free than the communist world can’t be easily dismissed (as some of the contemporary journalists represented in the book tried to do). And his conviction that Western capitalism and Eastern communism shared the same essentially purposeless and degrading materialism is ...more
Apr 17, 2013 Josh rated it it was amazing
In June of 1978, Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn delivered a famous speech titled "A World Split Apart", sometimes called the "Harvard Address" because of where it was delivered, in which he gives a staunch rebuke of the West. This is especially interesting to today's reader when you consider the accuracy of his diagnosis.

What makes this book particularly praiseworthy is that it could very well serve as an introductory text on journalism. The address itself would be worth the price of the book, but the w
Apr 29, 2016 Dana rated it liked it
I was seriously disappointed in this book. It was suppose to be a contemporary as well as a scholarly review of Solzhenitsyn's address at Harvard. Other than George Will's analysis, not one review truly understood the Eastern mind-set of Solzhenitsyn. That of his world view, or his Christian Orthodoxy. It made me realize how inept the Western person is when approaching something that differs in outlook than what they are use to, or what they purport to understand.
Dec 01, 2009 Erik marked it as to-read
Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 11, as one of Eight Books on the Topic of Utopianism and Coercion.

Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Intro to Part Three, as one of Schall's Unlikely List of Books to Keep Sane By---Selected for Those to Whom Making Sense Is a Prior Consideration, but a Minority Opinion.
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