Metropolitan Hilarion: Western liberals make a grave mistake by imposing totalitarian standards on free people
Seven Days on the Roads of France
This book follows Vladimir Lossky's attempt to enlist in the French army after the Nazi invasion of France in 1940. It records his reflections on suffering; the true nature of Christian or Western civilization; the rightness or otherwise of war; the problematic relationship between Church and State; what we mean by a "nation"; and secularization. Such issues are mulled over, not as arid abstractions, but by someone who, as he walks across an increasingly war-torn landscape, quite literally has his feet on the ground.