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Uncommon Knowledge: Natan Sharansky’s Fear No Evil

I sat down with Natan Sharansky to discuss Soviet Communism and its impact on his personal life. He discusses his book Fear No Evil: The Classic Memoir of One Man’s Triumph over a Police State, which details a compelling account of his time in a Soviet prison and the inspiration he found in himself, the Tehillim, and Ronald Reagan’s speeches about freedom. Sharansky realized through KGB interrogations and his time in prison that nobody but himself is responsible for his own human dignity. Sharansky also becomes fully aware of how important freedom is — especially the freedoms included in the U.S. Constitution and that Reagan often refers to in his speeches.

Recorded on November 9, 2017.

Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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