A Decline in Courage

“A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today. The Western world has lost its civic courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, in each government, in each political party, and, of course, in the United Nations. Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling and intellectual elites, causing an impression of a loss of courage by the entire society. There are many courageous individuals, but they have no determining influence on public life.”

Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Commencement Address at Harvard University, 1978

Source: https://thesaker.is/alexander-solzhenitsyns-harvard-address/


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