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Acton Line podcast: Why Marxism is still alive; The legacy of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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On this episode of Acton Line, Romanian author and public intellectual, Mihail Neamtu, joins the show to talk about what he calls the “ghost” of Marxism. What defines Marxism and what remnants of the ideology are we seeing today? After that, Daniel J. Mahoney, writer and professor of politics at Assumption College, speaks with Acton’s Director of Communications, John Couretas, about the legacy of the 20th century Russian writer, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Solzhenitsyn’s writings are said to have contributed greatly in bringing down the Soviet Union and brought wide attention to the atrocities of the Soviet Gulags.

Check out additional resources for this podcast:

Why Marxism Fails as a Substitute for Christianity

Anatomy of an Ideological Weapon

Social Justice Warriors, Unite! Today’s Marxism Revolution

Read more from Mihail Neamtu

Learn more about the Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Center 

Check out “The Other Solzhenitsyn: Telling the Truth about a Misunderstood Writer and Thinker,” by Daniel J. Mahoney

Buy “Between Two Millstones: Book I”

New to the Acton Line podcast? Subscribe here! We also recommend starting with these episodes:

Mourning the Notre-Dame cathedral inferno; Rev. Robert Sirico on education

F.A. Hayek’s Road to Serfdom; The media vs. ‘Unplanned’

Rev. Robert A. Sirico on the reality of socialism; Interview with a Venezuelan dissident

Do you have feedback for the Acton Line podcast team? We want to hear from you! Email us at Actonline@acton.org. Lastly, if you like what you heard on today’s episode, please leave a review and rating on iTunes.

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Caroline Roberts Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.

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