Michael Rubbo | Solzhenitsyn’s children are making a lot of noise in Paris
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Solzhenitsyn’s children are making a lot of noise in Paris . Clip with Bernard Henri Levy

Around 1979,  I made a feature length documentary in Paris about prominent writers on the French left who,  having read Solzhenitsyn and learnt about the gulag, suddenly abandoned their leftist views and became his disciples. A perfectly understandable thing to do, but being French intellectuals they change sides with such swagger and self-justification, that it becomes quite funny.

The film explores our human craving for utopias, our dreams that somewhere , somehow,  there is a better  way of doing things .But is there,  or are all human societies  destined to disappoint  us?  Here is a clip from the end of the film with the most flamboyant of the New P will hilosophers as they were called, Barnard Henri  Levi

Bernard Henri Levy

Solzhenitsyn’s children. Bernard Henri Levy makes a point