Thursday, April 06, 2023

Sounds Like Today

"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

No comments: