In the well-established tradition of the Russian intelligentsia, Solzhenitsyn reflected on Russia's past, her relation
with the West, and the crisis of modern civilization; but he departed from that tradition in significant ways. He did not propose a Russian leadership of the planet as sometimes done by the Slavophiles, the civilization theorists Danilevskii and the Eurasianists certainly the Bolsheviks, and eventually the Soviet Unioin mid-career until the optimistic reign of Khrushchev.

Published: 2010-12-31