Book Recommendation – Final Review of the “Gulag” Series (Taking a Look at Vol-3)

3/3/17 (early...too early to tell) This article will close out the review of A. Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Archipelago". I will be focusing on some of the information shared in Vol 3 of the book, with the entire series being something that the author referred to as - "A Literary Experiment" My copy of Volume 3 (translated … Continue reading Book Recommendation – Final Review of the “Gulag” Series (Taking a Look at Vol-3)

Another Book Recommendation: “A Warning to the West”

2/26/17 This article continues the idea of a "Speaking Bibliography" while also promoting the study of history. "A Warning to the West" (published in 1976) was written by the same (heroic) author who penned "The Gulag Archipelago" -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. As opposed to the multi-volume "Gulag" monster, "Warning" is a much smaller work, consisting of a … Continue reading Another Book Recommendation: “A Warning to the West”

Book Recommendations – Volume 2 of “The Gulag Archipelago”

2/9/17 (late) The intent of this article is to close out the previously hatched "Monumental" book recommendation where I started discussing A. Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag...(Vol 1)". I wound up putting a good deal of information and excerpts in that article and probably went about 1,000 words longer than I originally planned. But THAT serves me well … Continue reading Book Recommendations – Volume 2 of “The Gulag Archipelago”

A Monumental Book Recommendation – The Gulag Archipelago (Overview & Vol I Review)

2/4/17 (About Brunch Time) Continuing with the book recommendation as a way to: a) Promote historical awareness and understanding and b) Highlight my own sources so readers can better understand the path I've taken to some of the political conclusions and convictions expressed on this site. So this recommendation is more than "just a book" … Continue reading A Monumental Book Recommendation – The Gulag Archipelago (Overview & Vol I Review)

You Must Adopt New Words

1.18.17 (Later) I had this article in mind as a concise / "Quick hits" type piece that would focus on ONE SMALL thing.....briefly describe the issue, maybe infuse a historical reference and then make a quick. practical recommendation on something we can ALL do to make a difference ... Then I decided to start experimenting … Continue reading You Must Adopt New Words

Quick Hits – Bullets From a Former Marxist

1/9/17 (allegedly about 1:30am) Outtakes from dissident Soviet author A. Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Archipelago" The author was a committed red-army officer who was arrested and sent to Gulag....his extensive work on the nature of these concentration camps and the ideology behind them has been a tremendous eye-opener for me.....how have we been ALLOWED (encouraged?) to forget … Continue reading Quick Hits – Bullets From a Former Marxist