Jüri Lina - The Fight Against Usury
The Barnes Review
Lending money at interest has been condemned by men such as Platon, Aristotle, Plutarch, Seneca and Cicero, early fathers of the Christian church;
the majority of popes and councils up to 1830; likewise modern authors such as Goethe and Wagner.
by Juri Lina - 2004
Jüri Lina was born in 1949 in occupied Estonia. He was banned from journalistic work in 1975 and then worked as a night watchman until he was forced to emigrate in 1979 after repeated conflicts with the political police, KGB. In 1985, according to documents recently made available, political charges were levelled against Jüri Lina, in his absence, in occupied Estonia. He was accused of high treason in connection with the publication of two books – "Sovjet hotar Sverige" ("The USSR Threatens Sweden") and "Öised päevad" ("Nightly Days"). The KGB regarded him as one of the most anti-communistic writers in Sweden.