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Fascinating, but take with a pinch of salt,
This review is from: Red Horizons: Chronicles of a Communist Spy Chief (Hardcover)
I first read this book around 1990, and found it very interesting then - nearly 20 years, a lot of study, and a few trips to Romania later, i still think it's excellent, but for different reasons. Some of the "facts" presented look a bit shaky, with the benefit of hindsight - however, these misleading insights are illustrative of a particular mindset, and I wonder if some of them are not a little bit of self-justification. Not a serious study of the DIE or Securitate, but works the twin themes of the wackiness of the Ceacescus and the role of "influence" very well.
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Initial post: 27 May 2015 14:47:40 BDT
Duncan Arthur says:
How is losing the book a reflection on it?
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