Solschenizyn in Harvard: Prophetische Worte

Alexander Solschenizyn hielt 1984, vier Jahre nach seiner Flucht ins westliche Exil, eine berühmte Ansprache an die westliche Welt. Er stellte u. a. fest:

1. Schwindender Mut – der Anfang vom Ende

(T)hey get tongue-tied and paralyzed when they deal with powerful governments and threatening forces, with aggressors and international terrorists.

2. Wohlfahrt, die ihr hässliches Gesicht zu zeigen beginnt

Every citizen has been granted the desired freedom and material goods in such quantity and of such quality as to guarantee in theory the achievement of happiness…

3. Überregulierung und die Gewohnheit, die Regelungen auszureizen

I have spent all my life under a communist regime and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either. A society which is based on the letter of the law and never reaches any higher is taking very scarce advantage of the high level of human possibilities.

34 Jahre später meine ich: Das waren prophetische Worte.

Danke, RN, für den Hinweis.