Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn (b. 1918), Russian novelist. Nobel Prize lecture, 1973. Solzhenitsyn: A Documentary Record, ed. Leopold Labedz (1974).