In Our Own Heart

If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?

–Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Nobel laureate for literature, Soviet Gulag survivor

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13 thoughts on “In Our Own Heart

    1. Tom Schultz Post author

      Solzhenitsyn was an interesting guy. With your interest in history, you should look him up on Wikipedia. He survived 5 years in the Gulag, and later went on to become one of the first Soviet “dissidents” in the 1970. His novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, based on his experiences, is quite short but very impressive. Also grim. Was made into a movie. Solzhenitsyn later won Nobel for lit.

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