It is impossible to imagine a nation which throughout the course of its whole existence has no cause for repentance. Every nation without exception, however persecuted, however cheated, however flawlessly righteous it feels itself to be today, has certainly at one time or another contributed its share of inhumanity, injustice, and arrogance.

Alexander Solzhenitsen (1918-2008) Russian novelist, emigre [Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn]
“Repentence and Self-Limitation in the Life of Nations” (1975)
Added on 26-Mar-12 | Last updated 26-Mar-12
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One Response to “Repentence and Self-Limitation in the Life of Nations” (1975)

  1. Dave Houk says:

    What a great motivational speech – makes me want to get up and do something important … but til then I will sit here sipping this beer.

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