Danielle Allen is a political theorist and classicist. She is the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, and the author of many popular books, including Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.
The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.
highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.