I have a concussion. In fact, I’ve had five or six of them. And what they’ve done to my life is irreparable. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) where the brain makes contact with the skull.
It is unlikely we ever would have known the Russian imprisonment atrocities that occurred in the gulags without their narratives. Through them, we mark the history and ongoing dangers of the Soviet authoritarian regime—today writ large by Russia’s behavior in Ukraine.