“The surest defense against Evil
is extreme individualism,
originality of thinking,
even, if you will,
~ Joseph Brodsky
Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky (24 May 1940 – 28 January 1996) was a Russian and American poet and essayist. Brodsky was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature “for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity”. He was appointed United States Poet Laureate in 1991.