The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 Topics for Discussion

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What part does Mikhail the Emperor play in the book?

What part does the German civilian who bears Solzhenitsyn's suitcase play in the book?

Has Solzhenitsyn succeeded in not making "graven images" as Fastenko advises?

How does the drawn-out story of Solzhenitsyn's arrest and trip to Lubyanka unify the book?

Can there be a defense for burying one's head in the sands of history, as Solzhenitsyn's opponents urge? How do the West German trials speak to this?

How does moral relativism underlie the Stalinist legal system?

Solzhenitsyn says a Romanian saboteur is the only true "hero" he has met in the Gulag. Do you agree? If so, what makes him heroic? If not, who else appears heroic?

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