Al Cronkrite


“Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” Since then I have spent well-nigh 50 years working on the history of our revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”  Alexandre Solzhenitsyn

God, the God Who created the world, chose a man and from that man He created a nation – His nation.  The people of that nation were His people and the nation His nation.  He did miraculous things for His nation providing irrefutable evidence of His care for it and its inhabitants. Soon after choosing this people He gave their leader His law.  He expected them to obey this law because obedience would bring them blessing.  As an incentive, He made blessing contingent on obedience to His law.  As time went on disobedience increased and true repentance diminished.  In a final effort to redeem His people He sent His only Son to become a sacrifice for their wretchedness.  His people refused to recognize The Son as their Savior and crucified Him.  As punishment for being rejected God destroyed their nation and scattered them throughout His creation.  Rejected by His intended recipients The Son became Savior to the Gentiles, the ONLY door to the Father, and the source of salvation for all who come.  His followers are called Christians.

The people who rejected God’s mercy became a people without a nation; a foreign race sent to live in an alien environment without an indigenous refuge.  Their unique circumstances welded them together, their evil quest gave them hope, their obdurate disposition gave them endurance, and their guile gave them a wedge. They have been a danger to every society that has welcomed their presence and have been rejected and persecuted again and again.

In 2001 and 2002 the late, a Russian dissident, Alexandre Solzhenitsyn, whose writings have received worldwide acclaim published a two volume work entitled “Two Hundred Years Together” a well-researched, detailed account of Russia’s relationship with Jewish immigrants during the years 1795 and 1995.  As with all publications involving this oft rejected but powerful clan the book received a tumult of vilification accompanied by an equal amount of critical acclaim.

As a result of a letter critical of Joseph Stalin written to a friend Solzhenitsyn was imprisoned in the Soviet Gulag for eight years.  During his imprisonment he began to see the extent of his wickedness.  He repented and became a Christian.  “Two Hundred Years Together” was written from a Christian perspective.  Unbiased reviews indicate that it was honest in its verbiage and clear in its perspective.  It recorded history with the best of human accuracy providing details and documentation.    .

“Two Hundred Years Together” has never been published in the United States.  It has been widely read in Russia and is available in Germany and France but the powerful monopoly has prevented the American people from reading this factual account of Russian history.

Amazon sells the untranslated Russian language version and there is an extensive translation by L. T. Kizhe (Probably a pseudonym) available on the internet. Fear that truth might tarnish the carefully fabricated image, brainwashed into America’s population by this tiny minority, has prevented Americans from reading this factual and honest masterpiece.


The information that is available on the internet provides some of the facts that are being kept from us.  During the late Eighteenth and through the Nineteenth Century Russia authorities made generous efforts to accommodate Jewish immigrants.


Russian authorities knew that Jewish immigrants tended to form a nation within a nation; they knew that this tribe of stubborn, arrogant, smart, industrious and collusive people would over and over again succeed in preying on the indigenous population, accumulating wealth and power at the expense of the indigenous population. Their objective was the accumulation of wealth and power which would enable them to control the nation that had accepted them as guests.


Extensive efforts were made to assimilate them but the attempts were always thwarted.  Finally in the mid and latter Nineteenth Century heavy Russian regulations resulted in a mass exodus of the Russian Jewish population to the United States where they found a free and welcoming environment.


In the early chapters of his book Solzhenitsyn quotes extensively from the writings of Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, a late Eighteenth Century Russian poet and Senator.


“‘The jewish popular teachers mingle ‘mystic-talmudic’ pseudo-exegesis of the Bible with the true spirit of the teachings… They expound strict laws with the goal of isolating the jews from other peoples and to instill a deep hatred against every other religion… Instead of cultivating a universal virtue, they contrive… an empty ceremony of honoring God… The moral character of the jews has changed in the last century to their disadvantage, and in consequence they have become pernicious subjects… In order to renew the jews morally and politically, they have to be brought to the point of returning to the original purity of their religion…The jewish reform in Russia must begin with the foundation of public schools, in which the Russian, German and jewish languages would be taught’ What kind of prejudice is it to believe that the assimilation of secular knowledge is tantamount to a betrayal of religion and folk and that working the land is not suitable for a jew?”

“Derzhavin identified the nub of the problem thusly: ‘great numbers (of jews) in White Russia … is itself a heavy burden for the land on account of the disproportion to that of the crop farmers… This disproportion is the outstanding one of several important reasons that produces here a shortage of grain and other edible stores… Not one of them was a crop farmer at that time, yet each possessed and gobbled up more grain than the peasant with his large family, who had harvested it by the sweat of his brow… Above all, in the villages they … are occupied in giving the peasant all their necessities on credit, at an extraordinary rate of interest; and thus the peasant, who at some time or other became a debtor to them, can no longer get free of it.’”

“To Ilya Frank, Derzhavin once said, ‘since the providence of this tiny scattered people has preserved them until the present, we too must take care for their protection.’ And in his report he wrote with the uprightness of that time, ‘if the Most High Providence, to the end of some unknown purpose, leaves (on account of His purposes) this dangerous people to live on the earth, then governments under whose scepter they have sought protection must bear it… They are thus obligated extend their protection to the jews, so that they may be useful both to themselves and to the society in which they dwell.’”

Because history had recorded the behavior of Jewish immigrants into other societies Russian officials were concerned that their influence was controlled and that they were not allowed to usurp power over the nation.  Solzhenitsyn believed Derzhavin’s educational solution was the best palliative of many that had been and were later tried.

In the late Nineteenth Century when Russia installed conscription for the armed forces over 30 percent of the Jewish citizens failed to conform.  This compared to 0.19 percent in the general population.  However, when laws were passed deferring the draft for educated individuals Jewish students flocked into public schools; even Orthodox Jewish children enter the public educational system.

This mass move of Jewish children into public education began to create a sizeable community of Jewish intellectuals. Major universities became Jewish institutions. “ the Department of Medicine of Kharkov University Jews comprised 42% of student body; in the Department of Medicine of Odessa University — 31%, and in the School of Law — 41%.  In all schools of the country, the percentage of Jews doubled to 12% from 1870 to 1880 (and compared to 1865, it had quadrupled). In the Odessa school district it reached 32% by 1886, and in some schools it was 75% and even more.”  (Few Americans know it but our top rated colleges are similar right now.)

It was then, at the end of 1850s and during the 1860s, when the baptized Jew, Yakov Brafman, appeared before the government and later came out publicly in an energetic attempt at radical reformation of the Jewish way of life. He had petitioned the Tsar with a memorandum and was summoned to St. Petersburg for consultations in the Synod. He set about exposing and explaining the Qahal system (though a little bit late, since the Qahal had already been abolished). For that purpose he had translated into Russian the resolutions of the Minsk Qahal issued in the period between the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th centuries. Initially he published the documents in parts and later (in 1869 and 1875) as a compilation, The Book of Qahal, (Read here and here) which revealed the all-encompassing absoluteness of the personal and material powerlessness of the community member. The book “had acquired exceptional weight in the eyes of the authorities and was accepted as an official guidebook; it won recognition (often by hearsay) in wide circles of Russian society”; it was referred to as the “Brafman’s triumph” and lauded as an “extraordinary success.”  (Later the book was translated into French, German, and Polish.)  The Book of Qahal managed to instill in a great number of individuals a fanatical hatred toward Jews as the ‘worldwide enemy of Christians’; it had succeeded in spreading misconceptions about Jewish way of life.”

Brafman’s “Qahal” is not available in an English translation.  Russian Translations are on the Net

In 1978 Solzhenitsyn was invited to speak at Harvard.   He began his talk with these words, “truth seldom is sweet; it is almost invariably bitter. A measure of bitter truth is included in my speech today, but I offer it as a friend, not as an adversary”.   He went on to say of America: “Destructive and irresponsible freedom has been granted boundless space. Society appears to have little defense against the abyss of human decadence, such as, for example, misuse of liberty for moral violence against young people, motion pictures full of pornography, crime and horror. It is considered to be part of freedom and theoretically counter-balanced by the young people’s right not to look or not to accept. Life organized legalistically has thus shown its inability to defend itself against the corrosion of evil.”

To be absolutely correct the last statement would need to be revised to read “Life organized legalistically (with humanistic laws) has shown its inability to defend itself against the corrosion of evil”.  The proper definition of evil is disobedience to God’s Law.  R. J. Rushdoony writes “When law is transferred from God to man, the tyrants were able to prevail over the religiously disarmed people”.  That is our current dilemma; we have replaced God’s Law with human law and the result has been the evil that overflows from the hearts of men.

Evil seeks the anonymity of darkness. Under humanistic law evil is hidden.  Such a legal system allows the unrestrained musings of the human mind to be encoded in state statutes   When that happens law supporting homosexuality, lesbianism, welfarism, torture, infanticide, mercy killing, abortion, deceptive pricing, mendacity, censorship, etc. etc. become binding on citizens by a state that is evil at its core.  It is God’s mandate to His people to expose that evil by confronting it with the righteousness of His Law.

The United States of America is living under an evil power that has encoded evil law because the Christian Church has forsaken God’s definition of righteousness and replaced it with evil humanistic doctrines that have destroyed its ability to resist.

Have you read God’s Law?  Have you accepted it as the dictates of its Author or have you rejected it as anachronistic, committed the ultimate heresy and thereby contributed to the destruction of our nation? If you are guilty of the latter you have rejected the One True God and replaced Him with the wickedness of human reason. You can now participate in the pernicious system in which you live under the false assumption that you are pursuing righteousness.

Recently, at the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in California Condoleezza Rice prayed, “But dear Heavenly Father,  that is not the future we want for our country.  We do not want that division to continue to shadow our future, or the future of our children or our grandchildren. And so we turn to you. We know that there are no easy answers, but the answers will come through you.”

“As a nation and as a people, we need to race again toward you, into the embrace of your loving arms,” she continued. “Dear Heavenly Father, we pray for guidance, we pray for wisdom for our leaders, and we pray that each and every one of us will leave this place justified by faith and secure and confident in your deep, deep love for us.”

This brilliant woman failed to mention obedience.  She made the same mistake the church continues to make – emphasizing “love” over obedience.  We are to love one another enough to challenge disobedience.  This challenge is impossible without the absolutes encoded in God’s Law.

As Solzhenitsyn has so eloquently written, we have forgotten God.  We have dissected His Word and distorted His intent allowing our human reason to overlay His dictates.  We have made the same error as His original people and we, too, have been rejected.

This rejection is evident in the coming election which presents us with secular candidates who recommend the mass murder of endless wars.  Nowhere is an admonition to return to the mandates of our Creator and nowhere is the hope of progress for civilization.   We have rejected the bright star of obedience and replaced it with the darkness of humanism.  King Jesus, The Light of the World, has become an esoteric spirit.  “Destructive and irresponsible freedom has been granted groundless space”.



  1. Thank you for this, AC! First I experienced the futility of trying to read Two Hundred Years Together on my son’s Kindle. I ended up copying the 357 pages and binding them with a cover at the Now I’m in business!
    Always, my kindest and best regards,
    Andrea Lea (AL) in OR


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