Recorded on November 9, Natan Sharansky sits down with Peter Robinson to discuss Soviet communism and its impact on his personal. Temperamentally and intellectually, Natan Sharansky is a man very much like Since Fear No Evil was originally published in , the Soviet government that. 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.

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Lists with This Book. More interesting than I bought it would be. At times it was hard to read given certain difficult parts, but Sharansky’s wit and optimism helped me get through the not-so pleasant parts.

Lying on the floor was a punishment offense, too. The book is a testament to the evils of a one party tyranny. Another interesting prisoner was the former police officer who was secretly a member of an underground movement. The KGB was masterful in their methods. 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.

Jan 26, Meira readingbooksinisrael rated it it was amazing Shelves: He worked as a translator for Soviet dissident and human rights champion Andrei Sakharov, and his spokesman.

Their struggles showed the free world the truth about the Soviet empire. Sharansky imitated his guard’s finger clicking adding a little dance routine, and he and his guard ended up skipping down the corridor together.

The book ends with Sharansky’s naatan in and his aliyah to Israel, where he was reunited with his wife. In his cell, he kept a photo of his wife who had fled to Israel, where he joined her upon his eventual release in 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 natah the Orwellian universe of the Soviet gulag particularly vivid and resonant.

Fear No Evil – Anatoly Shcharansky, Natan Sharansky – Google Books

Political prisoners were often kept in total isolation and the guards would snap their fingers and click their keys to warn other guards to clear corridors dvil a naatn was being transported: He refused all offers and all threats. 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.


The KGB, in punishment for his Enjoyed the book, though it is very troubling- especially in light of current events where governments continue to oppress those with beliefs and views outside of what the government considers to be nl. Told with remarkable calm, even with harrowing humor, Sharansky’s gripping and deeply moving account of his prison years is a tribute to human resilience. Apr 11, Mark Dunn rated it it was amazing. He spends nine years, from toin Soviet prisons and labor camps, though he committed no crime.

Not technically illegal, it meant usually an immediate firing from whatever job you held and then even more perse The special relevance of the Passover story to a group or refuseniks in Moscow was so obvious that nobody had to point it out… That night I came across a moving line in the Passover liturgy that would stay with me forever: Mar 04, Tyson added it. I’ve had this on my shelf for years so I’m happy to have finally gotten to it!

He accepted long stays in punishment cells even though he knew he might die as a result.

It’s a translation – so the prose are pretty simple and the narrative isn’t all that compelling – but I didn’t find it a huge syaransky. I especially liked his comment: Feb 01, Eric rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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: Poresh lived with the belief that his every step, his every act, was being weighed and measured above.

Sharansky’s self-discipline and focus of mind is humbling and inspiring. This is a book about a Jewish Russian dissident in the 80’s.

Fear No Evil

I alone can humiliate myself. From the beginning he maintained that nothing they could do could humiliate him: But this is America, you are probably saying. In my opinion, however, what really made him suffer was the realization that he was insufficiently prepared for his encounter with evil. Hence, his recent confession must be understood as that offered by a man who has undergone two years of psychological torture and who has confessed as part of a deal that might keep him out of prison and save his family further suffering.

Wonderful look at the psychological strategies of strength in the face of institutional injustice. I felt great joy for him when he was finally let out of prison. Christopher AndrewVasili Mitrokhin Limited preview – His wife Avital tirelessly fought for his release as his cause became known in the free world, and fought for by all freedom-loving people. By refusing to cooperate on any level with the KGB.


This is not a mere prison memoir, however, detailing the abuses of the Soviet state. So I’m watching Hell’s Kitchen the other night, one of the few, if not the only, reality show I like though I’m enjoying it less and less every year.

Return to Book Page. Though he never once references Greek philosophy, Sharansky lived as a Stoic in the same way that James Stockdale did while similarly imprisoned.

Which causes the jerk chef, other contestants, and narrator to wax poetic paeans to her courage and bravery for cooki So I’m watching Hell’s Kitchen the other night, one of the few, if not the only, reality show I like though I’m enjoying it less and less every year. Seperated from his wife, Avital, a day after thewir marriage, inSharansky 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.

On March 4,a full-page article in Izvestia accused Anatoly Sharansky and several other Jewish activists of working for the CIA and carrying out espionage against the Soviet Union.

While the KGB sought to alienate him, he spent his prison hours revisiting every moment of his life, swaddling the memories of loved ones around him to remind him constantly of what he was fighting for.

But he refuses and sharanssky the price.

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Like everyone in Israel I expected to read this sometime and when I discovered last Shabbat that I didn’t have anything to read it seemed like the perfect time to begin.

I was able to relate to the book and his struggles since my family experienced similar persecution in the USSR.

Jan 16, Nancy Head rated it it was amazing. Maybe I’ll read a Solzhenitsyn book soon.