Randex

Monday 28 July 2014
Neutral
Cathy Young, Reason
Altruism  

A few years ago, Elena Yampolskaya, managing editor of the leading newspaper Izvestia, wrote a column urging Russians to embrace both “the star and the cross"—meaning the Soviet legacy and the Orthodox tradition. Noting that "people who despise all things Soviet are usually indifferent to all things Russian as well,” Yampolskaya suggested that “the U.S.S.R. was built on the Christian capacity for self-sacrifice.” (If there were an Objectivist heaven, somewhere in it Ayn Rand would be saying, “I told you so!”)

Posted Monday 28 July 2014 11:01:22 Publication date: 16 Jul 2014