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Photo: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, by Verhoeff, Bert / Anefo / CC0.
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Live Not By Lies: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Intelligent Design

Episode
1380
Host
Rob Crowther
Guests
Michael Egnor
Duration
00:20:12
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On this ID the Future, neurosurgeon Michael Egnor discusses his recent article about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Solzhenitsyn, the great Soviet dissident and recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, penned the essay “Live Not By Lies” in 1974, just before he was arrested and exiled from Russia. It was his advice, or even strategy, for living under totalitarianism. Solzhenitsyn’s basic advice is simply not to participate with lies, and to refuse to speak what one does not believe. It’s unnervingly relevant counsel to us in America today, where “cancel culture” and other silencing tactics, long foreshadowed in the intelligent design debate, are spreading to the broader culture.