Gletkin has news: although he had been a member of the security police, Ivanov has been identified as an enemy of the people, and he has been executed.
For this purpose it was a brilliant stroke on Koestler's part to present the protagonist-victim of his novel as one who still believes in Marxist doctrine at the time of his arrest, despite his recognition of the flaws of the existing regime; who argues mightily to convince himself that the evils he has witnessed and experienced do not refute the doctrine in the name of which they are justified; and who is only gradually forced—against his will, as it were—to perceive "through a glass darkly" what is wrong with the doctrine itself.
But how can it be maintained that the process of issuing unquestioned orders to individuals like Arlova—and of breaking down the people by Gletkin's methods, so that they will all resemble her—will gradually "wean them from the habit of being ruled," as the party claims?
Little Loewy refuses to obey and is "denounced in the official Party organ as an agent provocateur" Nicolai Bukharin was the chairman of the Comintern from tobut he abandoned this agenda by the s as Stalin's priorities shifted to isolationism.
In the 21st century, we can still make a great use of Darkness at noon.
Jesus has just died to take all the guilt of mankind upon himself. Why has he not declared that opposing the Vietnam War was the privilege of his time, however much he may now feel esteem for the sacrifice and courage of the American men who fought in it?
To Rubashov, as a communist, the individual is an abstract. After being imprisoned, he is given two equally fatal choices: to publicly confess the crimes he has not committed e.