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  1. Barile

    The Wisdom of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    It's getting to be a big club.
  2. Barile

    The Wisdom of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    An interesting sideline to the story, Mstislav Rostropovich, arguably the greatest cellist who ever lived, gave shelter to Solzhenitsyn in his own home. Rostropovich was a bit like the character "Jonathon" in the movie "Rollerball"... in that he was bigger than the game. The worst that could...
  3. Barile

    The Wisdom of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    Ordered it today... we'll see if I can get through that one. Thanks.
  4. Barile

    The Wisdom of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    Ya.... i woulda been executed on the spot, but I woulda given em a run for their money. There was one particular staff meeting at CC, where we bought hubbard a phuqing motorized go-cart for his birthday... all while we had to forego pay to afford such a ridiculous gesture. And if that wasn't...
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    The Wisdom of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    I confess that I have not yet finished the three volume set of The Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitsyn. I may never, actually. It is hard to read the experiences and visions of a man who has come to the edge, escaped assasination and lived to analyze in such clarity the resultant inhumanity of...
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