He was one of the greatest Culture Warriors of our time – a towering intellect who possessed that rare combination of professional credentials and an indefatigable combative spirit. Having grown up in communist Russia and being an outspoken critic of Marxism (he was actually punished in Soviet gulags for his political views), Perakh might have used his considerable writing skills to become the next Alexandr Solzhenitzyn, arguing forcefully and eloquently against the abuses of Stalinism which took the lives of tens of millions. But he knew that there was an even more insidious and treacherous enemy that must be defeated: Intelligent Design.
As Mark wrote in 2006:
"it is ID advocates whose behavior is reminiscent of the oppressive Soviet regime."