Fear No Evil

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PublicAffairs, Nov 27, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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Temperamentally and intellectually, Natan Sharansky is a man very much like many of us—which makes this account of his arrest on political grounds, his trial, and ten years' imprisonment in the Orwellian universe of the Soviet gulag particularly vivid and resonant.

Since Fear No Evil was originally published in 1988, the Soviet government that imprisoned Sharansky has collapsed. Sharansky has become an important national leader in Israel—and serves as Israel's diplomatic liaison to the former Soviet Union! New York Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief Serge Schmemann reflects on those monumental events, and on Sharansky's extraordinary life in the decades since his arrest, in a new introduction to this edition. But the truths Sharansky learned in his jail cell and sets forth in this book have timeless importance so long as rulers anywhere on earth still supress their own peoples. For anyone with an interest in human rights—and anyone with an appreciation for the resilience of the human spirit—he illuminates the weapons with which the powerless can humble the powerful: physical courage, an untiring sense of humor, a bountiful imagination, and the conviction that "Nothing they do can humiliate me. I alone can humiliate myself."
 

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Contents

Book Two
225
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16
243
17
258
18
271
19
286
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299
21
318
23
349
24
372
25
394
Epilogue
412
Afterword by Serge Schmemann
419
Acknowledgments
428
Index
430
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Natan Sharansky lives in Israel, where he is a leader of Israel B'aliyah, the party of the new Russian immigrants, and minister of industry and trade in Netanyahu's cabinet.

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