Shaw and Chesterton believed that the acceptance of Darwinism made it impossible to resist social Darwinism, plutocracy, imperialism, racialism, and militarism.
Solzhenitsyn’s basic advice is simply not to participate with lies, and to refuse to speak what one does not believe. It’s unnervingly relevant counsel.
The novel is a narrative, fictional version of a philosophical anatomy of the satanic dimension and implication of much modern history from 1914 onwards.
This strategy could be effective in dealing with the Darwinian totalitarians. Woke thugs, like Darwinist thugs, abhor having to explain themselves.
The censors depend on active personal destruction not to silence us, but to get us (out of fear) to lie and thus silence ourselves.