One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich
According to Josef Stalin, communism would develop into the most efficient, fair, and advantageous government on the planet. He projected that communism would create an ideal society that would provide for the needs of all citizens and do so equally. Stalin spoke obsessively of the dangers to world peace and the need for vigilance against internal enemies. Conformity was enforced by police terror, and by a mindless
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must have his cut. Who'd be nervy enough not to give him his share (pg. 124)?"
Many of the cruel truths of Siberian labor camps exposed in Alexander Solzhenitsyn's One Day In The Life of Ivan Denisovich shocked Russian readers. Solzhenitsyn's work was used to uncover atrocities committed during Stalin's rule and thus, further empower the new Russian leader, Khrushchev. The work also undermined the entire communist structure however and some say helped inspire its demise.