Solzhenitsyn the writer

After finishing volumes 1 and 2 of the Gulag Archipelago I will post a couple quotes from it. Solzhenitsyn's metaphors are striking to me. This one especially grabbed me.

The journey in such a barge was no longer prisoner transport, but simply death on the installment plan. Anyway, they gave them hardly anything to eat. Then they tossed them out in the tundra - and there they didn't give them anything to eat. They just left them there to die, alone with nature. (578)

Who isn't on death on the installment plan?

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Joe said…
"Who isn't on death on the installment plan?"

That is so true!

As some wag has noted, its the only guarantee more sure than taxes.

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