BTM excerpt in New Criterion

  The Landsgemeinde gathers to vote in Appenzell, Switzerland, in 2013. Photo: Rosmarie Widmer Gysel.

The Landsgemeinde gathers to vote in Appenzell, Switzerland, in 2013. Photo: Rosmarie Widmer Gysel.

The September issue of New Criterion excerpts this remarkable passage from the forthcoming Between Two Millstones, Book 1, about the Swiss half-canton Appenzell, and its ancient voting rituals that Solzhenitsyn witnessed just before his first journey to North America in April 1975.