Assignment: Please read the following pages about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. I believe Solzhenitsyn's work is important for us to study today because we live in a world where we can forget about the dangers of extreme socialism that forms political policies for the "common good."(This is not to say the extreme fascists would do any better in writing policy - we have seen how that worked multiple times- basically we are hoping to avoid anything extreme when it comes to politics). My hope is that after you read the background and prose poems, you have a better sense of what happens when good ideas become fanatic ideologies that turn person against person. When you are done reading please complete the "Writer's Response" section from the reading. You will then submit your response to it in the next submission section after this.