Photo of the Day
A February 1974 picture of Alexander Solzhenitsyn seen in Cologne after his expulsion from Russia. Solzhenitsyn, who shone a light on the inhuman world of the Soviet gulags, has died at his Moscow home aged 89.
My favorite Solzhenitsyn quote?
In our country, the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.
We don’t live in the Soviet Union, and though we have a terrible government, it’s certainly no where near as bad as Soviet rule. But still, his words resonate in the US in 2008.