TAN Direction Episode 33: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


Episode 33: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Joseph Pearce explores the life and impact of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the first Russian author featured in the series. Solzhenitsyn, a dissident during the Soviet era, faced tyranny and terror under the communist regime. Pearce reflects on his personal connection with Solzhenitsyn, having met him in 1998, and emphasizes the author’s profound influence on his journey to Christianity through works like “The Gulag Archipelago.” Discover the key moments in Solzhenitsyn’s life, including his imprisonment, Nobel Prize win, and expulsion from the Soviet Union, and find out why he was a pivotal figure who contributed to the downfall of the Soviet system.

Meet Your Host

Joseph Pearce is an English-born writer and convert to the Catholic Faith who lives in the USA. He is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, editor of the St. Austin Review, and series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions. He is the author of numerous books, including the TAN Books best-seller Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith.

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