from Huma Events:
That Time The Media Told Solzhenitsyn To Love It Or Leave It.
Last week, President Trump suggested that a few particularly acerbic critics of his immigration policies should pack up and leave. For that, he was branded a racist.
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“The press has become the greatest power within the Western countries, more powerful than the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. One would then like to ask: by what law has it been elected and to whom is it responsible?”
In 1978, the great Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn was invited to give the commencement address at Harvard University.
In his speech, the exiled dissident harshly criticized Western news reporting for endorsing “fashionable trends of thought and ideas” while suppressing “independent-minded people from giving their contribution to public life.”