Ignat Solzhenitsyn on The Gulag Archipelago

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On this episode of Anchored, Jeremy is joined by Ignat Solzhenitsyn, a critically acclaimed conductor and son of Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Ignat discusses his father's life in the Russian gulag system, how it inspired his father to write The Gulag Archipelago, and the role poetry played in his father's survival. He critiques the American education system, claiming that it does not educate students about the gulags, but rather instills a superficial appeal of certain Communist notions. Ignat states that his father Aleksandr also thought that American society was not living up to its own promises made in the founding documents. He discusses his father's journey from Marxism to Orthodox Christianity.