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Solzhenitsyn Correctly Predicted the Decadent Collapse of America 40 Years Ago - (Russian TV News)

•, Michael Quinn

It starts with a discussion of the US mid-term elections, and how uncivil the tone is in the US, and then has a very good discussion of Solzhenitsyn.

His famous and prescient 1978 Harvard speech "A World Split Apart" very accurately predicted the current culture clash in the West.

He specifically calls out excessively individualistic ideology in the Western world as one that will lead to future decline and decadence:

"The defense of individual rights has reached such extremes as to make society as a whole defenseless... Society appears to have little defense against the abyss of human decadence."

This decadence can be seen in various clips of vicious fighting in the American mid-term elections. What democracy can endure when such extreme hatred, rather than collaboration, is normalized between the two main political parties of a country?