Monthly Archives: May 2013

Question it and Act on it

In Solzhenitsyn’s Cancer Ward the main character, Oleg, in all his unnerving belligerence, asks “Why?!” He questions the motives of the man who, in a zoo in the middle of a stolen Asian Republic that is clinging onto the fringes of the USSR, threw tobacco in the Macaque-Rhesus monkey’s face, blinding him; a fatal act. […]