This review of Armando Valladares’s ‘Against All Hope: The Prison Memoirs of Armando Valladares’ (Knopf) appeared in our December 1986 issue. A few years ago in Caracas, Venezuela, as part of our activities with Resistance International, I attended a series of hearings with Armando Valladares on political repression in Nicaragua. After three days of testimony […]
Vladimir Bukovsky left the Soviet Union in 1976 after twelve years in Soviet prisons, labor camps, and psychiatric “hospitals.” He is the author of To Build a Castle: My Life as a Dissenter.
“Sorry to bother you, but haven’t we met before? Aren’t you…what’s his name?” “I doubt you’d know my name,” he said. “Nobody does these days.” There was a trace of bitterness in his voice, just enough to prod my curiosity. On the whole, he was quite an ordinary looking old man, around seventy-five I would […]