|Life After Death: Tolstoy's Eternal Turbulence|
|Written by Chris Floyd|
|Monday, 10 January 2011 20:54|
Here's yet another example of the shocking degradation of journalistic standards in the New York Times; they publish letters from witless cranks like the goober below:
Tolstoy Still Makes Trouble
Published: January 9, 2011
To the Editor:
For example, despite its promotion of his novels, the Soviet regime repressed vast swaths of Tolstoy’s work, especially his thoughts on nonviolence, the evils of state power and — ironically, given the Orthodox animus — his heartfelt religious writings. The “Tolstoyans” themselves were persecuted by the Bolsheviks.
I doubt if Tolstoy would want “forgiveness” from the Orthodox Church today, or marks of distinction from the state. But he would doubtless be pleased that his turbulent ideas are still alive, still radical and still troubling the powerful long after he was laid in his solitary, unmarked grave.
A version of this letter appeared in print on January 10, 2011, on page A20 of the New York edition.
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