12/13/2019

HBO’s “Chernobyl” and Solzhenitsyn

"At the core of the “primary clichés” and deceit in the West today is a debate over the nature and destiny of the human person. Does the human person have an essential nature or are we indeterminate, completely fluid and plastic—our essence defined by our desires and predilections? This struggle is not so different from what the Soviet Union experienced. We often think of Marxism as an economic system, but that is secondary to its anthropology. Marxism is first an ideology of a new man liberated from the constraints of nature. The state and economy were fashioned in the image of, and to create, this new man."