"There is a German proverb which runs Mut verloren - alles verloren: 'When courage is lost, all is lost.' There is another Latin one, according to which loss of reason is the true harbinger of destruction. But what happens to a society in which both these losses - the loss of courage and the loss of reason - intersect? This is the picture which I found the West presents today."
- From a speech Alexander Solzhenitsyn delivered over the BBC radio network on March 24, 1976
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