Alexander Solzhenitsyn on Good and Evil

Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?

* This excerpt is from “The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956” by Alexander Solzhenitsyn


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