Solzhenitsyn: “Destructive and irresponsible freedom”
“Destructive and irresponsible freedom has been granted boundless space. Society appears to have little defense against the abyss of human decadence, such as, for example, misuse of liberty for moral violence against young people, such as motion pictures full of pornography, crime, and horror. It is considered to be part of freedom and theoretically counterbalanced by the young people’s right not to look or not to accept. Life organized legalistically has thus shown its inability to defend itself against the corrosion of evil.”
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Harvard Address
The whole Harvard Address by Solzhenitsyn is here. It is very much worth reading if you haven’t already done so. If you have already read it then you know that it is also worth rereading.