Alexandr Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago. Introduction and “The Bluecaps”

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After introducing Solzhenitsyn and the work as a whole, this video concerns Solzhenitsyn’s view of human nature and the ways in which modern ideology distorts that nature. This distortion itself is a new thing in human life, and it leads to the gulag itself. There is a tension in Solzhenitsyn’s treatment, however, because the normal […]