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The Line Running Through Every Human Heart (According to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

The second version of the classic formulation from the exiled, Nobel Prize-winning Russian’s seven part imprisonment account, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-56. The first, from Part I, was quoted in Zach’s amazing post a few months ago, “Drunk Driving, Scapegoats and Gulag Wisdom”. Solzhenitsyn then restated it with a bit more umph in the first chapter […]

God, Help Us Be Like the Nuns: Drunk Driving, Scapegoats and Gulag Wisdom

Alejandro and Maria Martinelly of Prince William County, Virginia, knew their son’s affliction all too well, and so they hid the car keys from him. The ruse was effective in keeping him from his third conviction – until one night in August 2010. Fresh into his latest bender, young Carlos A. Martinelly-Montano dug the keys […]