Ideology – that is what gives the evildoing its long-sought justification and gives the evildoer the necessary steadfastness and determination.
WISE QUOTES, 28 Dec 2020
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist, philosopher, historian, short story writer and political prisoner. Solzhenitsyn was an outspoken critic of the Soviet Union and Communism and helped to raise global awareness of the Soviet Gulag forced-labor camp system.
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