"In fiction, the principles are given, to find the facts: in history, the facts are given, to find the principles; and the writer who does not explain the phenomena as well as state them performs only one half of his office."
Thomas Babington Macaulay, "History," Edinburgh Review, 1828
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Breaking News: Solzhenitsyn Dies
Reuters report: The Interfax News Agency announces the death of former Soviet dissident and Nobel Prize winner Alexander Solzhenitsyn