Friday, September 23, 2022

A hero passes …

… John Train, 1928-2022 | Washington Examiner. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Train's industrious pleasure in the human condition didn't blind him to the darker precincts of the human universe. Prompted by the example of his friend and sometime colleague Alexander Solzhenitsyn, he was founding chairman of a foundation that awards an annual Civil Courage Prize "for steadfast resistance to evil at great personal cost." And during the 1980s, he established the Afghanistan Relief Committee, which provided humanitarian aid to civilian refugees and assistance to the mujahedeen warriors resisting the Russian invasion.

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