#41 – Animal Farm by George Orwell (My 100 Favorite Books)

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Coming at the end of his story of animals overthrowing their human masters to set up a utopian community where all are equal, this sentence is chilling.  Orwell’s other classic book, 1984, also ends on a chilling note (He loved Big Brother!).  For […]

#60 – The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn (My 100 Favorite Books)

The fact this book exists is a staggering accomplishment.  Aleksander Solzhenitsyn survived the horror of the Soviet Gulag and put together his own memories along with reports from others.  The result was a three volume working totaling nearly 2,000 pages.  Much of it is a historical narrative, from the beginnings of Soviet Communism to the […]