Solzhenitsyn and the "absurd project to impose democracy all over the world."
In 2005, for example, he declared that:
It [democracy] must not be forced [upon people] like a cap. Democracy can only grow upwards, like a plant. Democracy must begin at the local level, within the local self-government. Only then can it develop further."
.....Solzhenitsyn slammed the US policy, saying that over ten years ago, the US"launched an absurd project to impose democracy all over the world.""The US has a strange idea of democracy - they first interfered with the Bosnian situation, bombed Yugoslavia, then Afghanistan, and then Iraq.""Who is next, perhaps, Iran?" the writer wonders."The US must understand that democracy cannot be introduced by force, by the army," he said.
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Chris Matthew Sciabarra - 8/9/2008
David, good points all.
I put up a brief post on Solzhenitsyn on my blog late last night; just a remembrance of the impact that his book, The Gulag Archipelago, made on my young mind back in 1973. Check it out here.
Keith Halderman - 8/4/2008
Lately I have been reading a book on colonial history and when he says "democracy must begin at the local level, within the local self-government. Only then can it develop further" it made me think about how evidence there is in A New World by Arthur Quinn to support that statement.
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