Nobel Laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn and US Senator Jesse Helms spent more than one-half of their lives without an awareness of each other’s existence. They spoke different languages. They met only a few times, yet they forged a relationship that allowed them to help shape events that brought down one of the world’s most powerful governments. By examining the commonalities of these two men, their relationship, and their shared values, we can gain an understanding of their passion and the importance of their message for all of us today.
Author: Estelle Snyder
Writer and researcher whose projects include serving as the editorial assistant to the late Senator Jesse Helms on his personal memoir, Here's Where I Stand. She has also served as chief writer and content coordinator for the NCPA award-winning commemorative edition of the life of the Senator and as the editor for the first edition of political cartoons from Senator Helm's personal collection. She is also editor of a soon-to-be-published anthology of thirty of Helms's public speeches while he served in the U.S. Senate.
Nobel Laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn and US Senator Jesse Helms forged a relationship that allowed them to help shape events that brought down one of the world’s most powerful governments.