Tag Archives: Nikolai Gogol

turgenev: sportman’s sketch

Turgenev was the great emancipator of the Russian serf. He helped bring freedom to the serfs by an ingeniously devastating method: Ivan Turgenev showed them what their lives were like… The inception of the Sketches was casual. In 1847 Turgenev … Continue reading

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empathy notwithstanding: doomed, but to what?

… after the UN had sanctioned, seemingly miraculously, ┬áthe state of Israel with its original two-state solution, Hannah Arendt , with some justification, foresaw that if Jews were to survive its War of Independence, they would realize the achievements of … Continue reading

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