Oh, Western freedom-loving ‘left-wing’ thinkers! Oh, left-wing labourists! Oh, American, German and French progressive students! All of this is still not enough for you. The whole book has been useless for you. You will understand everything immediately, when you yourself — ‘hands behind the back’ — toddle into our Archipelago.
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - “The Gulag Archipelago” (via academyofbrokenhearts)