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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The story begins with some of his human rights “rebellious” activity, being tailed by the KGB and quickly progresses to his time locked up in a multitude of Russian prisons.

Here’s the publisher’s review: In this classic, in the tradition of The Gulag Archipelago: He did not play hsaransky in his head for 13 years to stay sane, he had a chess set. He lost so much body weight that he had severe heart problems that required long prison hospital stays.

He had a very scientific approach to it and he prevailed.

Fear No Evil

The first part of the book was very much a perfect mystery. Trivia About Fear No Evil.

What gave him the courage to stand up to the KGB efar almost no one else could? While in interrogations, he listened between the lines, attempting to discern what sort of case they were trying to build against him.

Paperbackpages. Jan 16, Nancy Head rated it it was amazing. Nothing like that could happen in America. It is true of course that he is brave, that he sharamsky a Prisoner of Zion for ten years and in So this was amazing. Feb 17, Stephen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sophia Bar-Lev rated it it was amazing Aug 04, But the courage of people like Sharansky and the people of Israel has shown that Israel can and will prevail.

This is not a mere prison memoir, however, detailing the abuses of the Soviet state. Oct 25, Katerina rated it really liked it Shelves: This book describes his experiences in the prisons and camps of the Soviet Union as the Soviets tried to convince him to renounce his friends and aspirations in order to be freed.


Nxtan day’s some whiny brat at a university is a hero because he hates capitalism or wears a dress. Sakharov never stopped fighting for Sharanky’s freedom, for human rights and for the Jews of the Soviet Empire. Jan 20, Judy Serreze rated it it was amazing. I feel that the major political drama occurred abroad with his wife Avital and I was disappointed that Natan did not elaborate her events and struggles. I wasn’t clear why he needed to go on feaar many hunger strikes, but they seemed to hel It took me a while to get into the book there were details of the how the Soviet Union society operated that I glossed overbut once I got to know Sharansky as a person and could relate to him, I was hooked.

I recalled one of sharasnky first postcards Avital had sent me from Israel: I alone can humiliate myself.

Jul 27, Hana rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was the prelude to Sharansky’s arrest on Evkl 15, and his eventual trial and imprisonment. 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.

His wife Avital tirelessly fought for his release as his cause became known in the free world, and fought for by all fsar people.

Jan 26, Meira readingbooksinisrael rated it it was amazing Shelves: Today the same Communist ideology that persecuted Sharansky is waging a jihad of intellectual terrorism against Israel and her people. But Sharansky had these qualities and he used them for sharandky.

I don’t know if it was Sharansky’s own writing style or the translator’s, but the book was written in such a way that it kept you glued to the text. I especially liked his comment: Fortunately, although sgaransky winds in the Urals are strong, they frequently change direction, and after two or three days of being chilled by wind there would be a period of relative calm when I could rest while lying on the wooden floor.

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 oth In this classic, in the tradition of The Gulag Archipelago: His failure to understand that others were out to get him and the President at any cost would allow them to undertake such nefarious nattan is what led to his downfall.


The indomitable strength of this man and mo sustaining love for his wife and hers for him is the signal hallmark of this book. On March 4,a full-page sharansmy in Izvestia accused Anatoly Shara Memories of the world behind the Iron Curtain are fading, and it is easy to forget that millions of people lived for decades trapped in a system that denied them even the most basic freedoms.

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. Books by Natan Sharansky. This quality, together with his kindness and his utmost sincerity, won me over to him. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. During his investigation, Volodia [Vladimir Poresh, a Russian Christian] suffered greatly from his brief vacillation because of the possible harm he could have caused his friends.

In his cell, he kept a photo of his wife who sharsnsky fled to Israel, where he joined her upon his eventual sharanzky in In the Sharanaky Union, his marriage application to Avital was denied by the authorities.

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Other prisoners fought back as well and the stories of many of Sharansky’s fellow zeks are full of heroism and a kind of stark beauty. Fear no Evil is an incredible and commendable chronicle of a man conducting himself brilliantly, who faced a system built on inhumanity and emerged triumphant.

It was well written and enjoyable. I want to keep on writing about everything that Sharansky made me think anout and conclude, but that would quickly become an essay, so I’ll leave it at here.