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The source of Solzhenitsyn quote is here, in the speech titled "Bring God Back into Politics", with the very first line being
What is the role, the justifiable and necessary share, of morality in politics?

Well, Brown is trying to talk about values, and uses Solzhenitsyn who lamented Godless politics. A part of this speech indeed is about Russia, but I think he's condemning the whole Western body politics, more like.

by Sargon on Sun Aug 31st, 2008 at 05:32:02 PM EST
I think he's in fact speaking globally, neither directing his comments towards Russia or the West, but speaking of the state of the entire planet (which, for Solzhenitsyn, is Godless therefore lost).

Brown's use of it to point to recent events in the Caucasus is of course specious.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Sep 1st, 2008 at 03:34:56 AM EST
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