Political Theory

The Conservative Dissident: The Evolution of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Political Views


This conference explored the themes of individual liberty and responsibility in the works of Alexander Solzhenitsyn. We were especially interested in understanding his critiques of both Communism and liberalism.


Conference Readings

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. New York: Berkley; Reprint edition, 2009.

Solzhenitsyn, Alexander. The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings 1947–2005. Edited by Edward E Ericson, Fr. and Daniel F. Mahoney. Wilmington: ISI Books, 2006.