August 9, 2009

THE HONOR, THE HONOR...:

In Revolution 1989 Victor Sebestyen shows that the collapse of the Evil Empire was engineered behind closed doors rather than on the streets (Tibor Fischer, 09 Aug 2009, Daily Telegraph)

[B]y 1989, while there were few true believers who saw the Soviet Union as a workers’ paradise, there were still plenty of lefties left who thought the Bloc was an honourable if unsuccessful experiment solely because they used the word 'socialism’ a lot.

I once worked on a Channel 4 documentary series called The Other Europe which aired in 1988. We were attacked by The Independent’s television critic for being too harsh on Ceausescu. A year later the Ceausescus’ compatriots delivered an even harsher verdict.


Posted by Orrin Judd at August 9, 2009 7:18 AM
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