Man’s innate yearning for freedom can be suppressed but never destroyed. Totalitarianism cannot reno

Man’s innate yearning for freedom can be suppressed but never …

Man’s innate yearning for freedom can be suppressed but never destroyed. Totalitarianism cannot renounce violence. If it does, it perishes. Eternal, ceaseless violence, overt or covert, is the basis of totalitarianism. Man does not renounce freedom voluntarily. This conclusion holds out hope for our time, hope for the future.

Vasily Grossman