Lucas’ note below on freedom and literature reminded me that today is the birthday of Alexandr Solzhenitsyn. He completed The Gulag Archipelago in 1968. It was read in samizdat form and published in 1973 in the West. He picked up his 1970 Nobel Prize for Literature in 1974, because he was by then in exile. He still lives. I am tempted to quote something from him, but, no. Read his Nobel Lecture, you owe him that for his one word of truth.