Gulag Archipelago Ch 2: The History of Our Sewage Disposal System – Part 3

This is the third episode on Chapter 2: The History of Our Sewage Disposal System from The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. We continue looking at Solzhenitsyn’s analysis of the “waves” of arrests and the development of revolutionary legality.

Gulag Archipelago Ch 2: The History of Our Sewage Disposal System – Part 2

This is the second episode on Chapter 2: The History of Our Sewage Disposal System from The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. We go into the “waves” of arrests that Solzhenitsyn describes for the system as it existed under the early Stalin era and onward. We also look at the ongoing evolution of revolutionary legality.

Gulag Archipelago Ch 2: The History of Our Sewage Disposal System – Part 1

This is the first episode on Chapter 2: The History of Our Sewage Disposal System from The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. In this chapter, Solzhenitsyn traces the beginnings of the gulag system, and indicates its start even from October 1917, that it starts with Lenin and not just Stalinist abuses. We also look at the development of revolutionary legality.

Gulag Archipelago Ch 1: Arrest – Part 2

This is the second episode on Chapter 1: Arrest from The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. We take a look at the last portion of the chapter, in which Solzhenitsyn talks about his own arrest and conveyance to prison.

Gulag Archipelago Ch 1: Arrest – Part 1

This is the first episode on Chapter 1: Arrest from The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Solzhenitsyn looks at how arrest interrupts the life of the person taken off the street . . . or out of their apartments . . . or from their workplaces . . . or off the train . . . and the mindset behind keeping the people in terror through widespread arrest and detention.

Overview of the Gulag Archipelago

In this episode, we take a look at the overarching themes and the historical impact of The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. We follow the text of the Wikipedia article on The Gulag Archipelago for much of the information in this episode.

E55: Pain of Dystopia “Never Could You Wish for an Increase”

People are not meant to stand alone. Going with the flow should be healthy and natural, but dystopia makes it necessary. In this episode, we begin a short series to sum up our long trek through dystopian literature. Here we look at the pain that dystopia causes to human society and the human individual.

Life of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

This is the first episode in our series on The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. In this episode, we give a short overview of Solzhenitsyn’s life so we can understand the path of his life and how that fed into the composition of The Gulag Archipelago. We drew information from the Wikipedia article on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn for the content of this episode.

E54: That Hideous Strength, Pt. 5d “Belfry of a Ruinous Church”

This is episode 5 of 5 in a special series on That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis. The fourth part of part five, anyway. Here, we take a leisurely meander through the book to look at what Lewis thinks about the ideal structure of life: a divinely ordered hierarchy, yes, but love from the bottom to the top. The bad guys do not even love each other.