I read it. Highly recommend. Solzhenitsyn's books are usually really long, but this one is short and can be read in an evening. Many think that the atrocities of the USSR can't happen in the USA. People need to WAKE UP. Did we ever think we'd see our own government arm drug cartels in Mexico? Or that our consulate in Libya would be ignored and abandoned? Or that they'd be arming jihadists in Syria?