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 which humans are capable. There is a brief outline here, in which one can find some sobering parallels to experiences we have had in real life, germane to this forum. Make no mistake, this is not past history, something long ago and far away, only mentioned in the footnotes of a history class where a passing grade was the end all. This is eleven minutes. What parallels came to mind?