Over the summer, Sam Storms posted a wonderful little tribute to Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who passed five years ago.
Although much anticipated, neither the university elites nor the majority of students heard what they wanted. Solzhenitsyn struck what one commentator referred to as a “blow to the solar plexus” of western self-absorption, secular humanism, and materialistic consumption.
The defense of individual rights has reached such extremes as to make society as a whole defenseless against certain individuals. It is time, in the West, to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.