FEAR NO EVIL NATAN SHARANSKY PDF

Start your review of Fear No Evil Write a review Jun 20, Gary rated it it was amazing In this classic, in the tradition of The Gulag Archipelago: , Prisoner of Zion, Natan Sharansky, one of the greatest Jewish heroes of our time, tells of his nine years in Soviet prisons and gulags, because of his desire to live in the ancient homeland of the Jewish people. Sharansky was first denied an exit visa to Israel in Seperated from his wife, Avital, a day after thewir marriage, in , Sharansky fought for the rights of Jews in the Soviet Union as well as the rights of In this classic, in the tradition of The Gulag Archipelago: , Prisoner of Zion, Natan Sharansky, one of the greatest Jewish heroes of our time, tells of his nine years in Soviet prisons and gulags, because of his desire to live in the ancient homeland of the Jewish people. Seperated from his wife, Avital, a day after thewir marriage, in , Sharansky fought for the rights of Jews in the Soviet Union as well as the rights of other persecuted minorities such as Pentecostals, Catholics, Ukrainians, Crimean Tatars and ethnic Germans, which disproves the repulsive charge by anti-Semites that Zionists only care about their own people. He worked as a translator for Soviet dissident and human rights champion Andrei Sakharov, and his spokesman. Sharanky describes his life in the preface as a Jews growing up in Russia, and his mental liberation from Soviet thought slavery, by his discovery of his Judaism and Zionism.

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Translated by Stefani Hoffman. Random House. As such, this memoir also simultaneously bears witness to a truly astonishing passage in recent Jewish history: the rebirth of religious and national consciousness among an entire generation of young educated Soviet Jews. This movement, of which Sharansky later became a leader, fed upon whatever meager materials could be gleaned or manufactured in a regime hostile to Jewish existence in particular and to all those spiritual resources in general which provide men with some inner autonomy.

Cut off from jobs and from official life, shunned by former associates and friends, Jewish refuseniks across the Soviet empire, from Daghestan to Estonia, cast out Communism from their lives and, while waiting for exit visas to a homeland they had never seen, held illegal Passover seders and Purim parties, taught themselves Hebrew from tattered czarist-era primers, and painstakingly reassembled the fragments of a broken, forbidden, and dispersed culture.

In , Sharansky applied for an exit visa and was refused. Within the Soviet Jewry movement, Sharansky deliberately confined his efforts to the goal of emigration, regarding even Jewish education solely as a means toward preparing more useful and knowledgeable Israeli citizens, not as a way of rendering Jewish life tolerable inside the Soviet Union.

But he also lent his energies to the struggle for human and democratic rights generally in the USSR, helping to form the Helsinki Watch Group which documented Soviet psychiatric abuses and drew attention to the persecution of religious and ethnic minorities—Baptists, Pentacostalists, Catholics, Ukrainians, Germans, Crimean Tatars, Armenians—whose rights had been assured by the Helsinki accords.

Thus, Andrei Sakharov today has been returned from exile while those less celebrated men and women jailed for demanding his release still remain in prison. Ten days later he was arrested under the onerous Article 64, accusing him of treason against the state. Many of the details and experiences of Fear No Evil will be familiar to a reader acquainted with memoirs of the gulag.

Moreover, Fear No Evil, though a smooth, fluent, and chatty book, is remarkable neither for literary artistry nor for intellectual complexity. What renders it such a powerful, strange, invigorating, even joyous document is another quality, or rather set of qualities, altogether.

Chief among these is the astonishing character of its author. Bald-headed, pint-sized, with plump cherry-red lips and a bright darting gaze, this monument of antic stubbornness was first introduced to the West at the time of his release, lying down in the snow and refusing to budge until his Book of Psalms was returned to him, and later veering in crazy zig-zags across the East German tarmac because his KGB escort had told him to walk straight.

In Fear No Evil Sharansky emerges as a dynamo, driven by the determination never to be acted upon but always to be on the attack. His mode of attack, curiously enough, consists of a truly discomfiting combination of good humor, optimism, and a sassy, wisecracking, self-mocking wit. Two examples: once, before his conviction, Sharansky refuses to leave an overnight lockup until—several hours later—he has finished the book he is reading; later, he positively rejoices to find that his solitary punishment cell makes a perfect echo-chamber in which, day and night, he can sing at the top of his lungs, with only the prison guards to suffer the effects of his complete tone-deafness.

This openness endows Fear No Evil with a sweet, aerated quality quite different from what one is accustomed to in the works of men whose righteousness takes a more solitary or austere direction.

Within the book itself we see these two varieties of temperament—what might be dubbed the humanist and the purist—in fruitful counterpoint when Sharansky at last succeeds in smuggling a balled-up note to his fellow-prisoner, the religious Zionist Yosif Mendelevich, who promptly rebukes his correspondent in a rich biblical Hebrew for having written a letter on the Sabbath.

For perhaps at some future date my own decision would be a harmful influence on some other prisoner. Convinced of the living unity of all Jewish experience, Sharansky sees himself as an actor in Jewish history, reengaged in certain central and eternally recurring events. Today, of course, thanks to Avital and her worldwide effort, which included in its ranks popes and presidents as well as students and housewives, Sharansky is a free man.

In the Gulliver-back-in-England portion of Fear No Evil, he hilariously recounts the woes of freedom, wherein, after fifteen years as innocent of the value of privacy as an infant or a goldfish, our hero, desperate to be alone with his wife, instead finds himself besieged by friends and well-wishers harder to refuse than the KGB, and distracted by the bewildering plethora of mundane choices a free man must daily make.

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Translated by Stefani Hoffman. Random House. As such, this memoir also simultaneously bears witness to a truly astonishing passage in recent Jewish history: the rebirth of religious and national consciousness among an entire generation of young educated Soviet Jews. This movement, of which Sharansky later became a leader, fed upon whatever meager materials could be gleaned or manufactured in a regime hostile to Jewish existence in particular and to all those spiritual resources in general which provide men with some inner autonomy. Cut off from jobs and from official life, shunned by former associates and friends, Jewish refuseniks across the Soviet empire, from Daghestan to Estonia, cast out Communism from their lives and, while waiting for exit visas to a homeland they had never seen, held illegal Passover seders and Purim parties, taught themselves Hebrew from tattered czarist-era primers, and painstakingly reassembled the fragments of a broken, forbidden, and dispersed culture. In , Sharansky applied for an exit visa and was refused. Within the Soviet Jewry movement, Sharansky deliberately confined his efforts to the goal of emigration, regarding even Jewish education solely as a means toward preparing more useful and knowledgeable Israeli citizens, not as a way of rendering Jewish life tolerable inside the Soviet Union.

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Del Recorded on June 6, in Italy. Has Darwinism really failed? Beauty is our guide to the intellectual universe—walking beside us through the uncharted wilderness, pointing us in the right direction, keeping us on track—most of the time. Yet there are many reasons to doubt whether Darwin can answer the hard questions and explain the big picture—not the fine-tuning of existing species but the emergence of new ones. Meyer explains Darwinism as a comprehensive synthesis, which gained popularity for its appeal. Meyer replies that even population genetics, the mathematical branch of Darwinian theory, has not been able to support the explosion of fossil records during the Cambrian period, biologically or geologically. Berlinski does not second this and states that the cell represents very complex machinery, with complexities increasing over time, which is difficult to explain by a theory.

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