Communism

Remembering the 'Good Life' for Many in the 'Socialist State' of East Germany

Michael Slackman on the disillusionment felt by some East Germans over reunification: "Yet no one here is whitewashing the disappointment, the sense even now, two decades later, of feeling treated ...

Director Kazan's 'Naming Names' Lumped in With Anti-Semitism, Murder

"Naming names" as bad as exploiting teen daughters and anti-Semitism? Arts reporter Randy Kennedy ponders the evils of exposing Communists and defenders of Stalinist tyranny: "Should we think 'On ...

Friedman Chided for Idealizing China - By the Chinese

Thomas Friedman: "Some of my Chinese friends chide me for overidealizing China. I tell them: 'Guilty as charged.'"

Times Again Leaves Out Communism in Coverage of Khmer Rouge Atrocities

Seth Mydans' reports from Cambodia on the verdict in the trial of a Khmer Rouge jailer, but fails to explain or even mention the ideology that motivated the Communist group to kill almost two ...

Let's Pick Another Metaphor, Shall We?

"[Bruce Cumings] mows down a host of myths about the war in his short new book, which is a distillation of his own scholarship and that of many other historians. But he begins by mowing down David ...

Reporter Uses Poland's Tragedy to Deride 'Crass' Post-Communist Capitalism

The Times' Eastern Europe correspondent Dan Bilefsky can't deal with the "crass commercialism" taking over Europe after the fall of Communism: "Learning the lessons of capitalism; profit nudges ...

Poland's 'Daughters of Capitalism' Sign of Post-Communist 'Moral Decadence'

In one of many ideologically loaded sentences in his story from Warsaw, reporter Dan Bilefsky claimed the movie Mall Girls" has provoked a national debate about moral decadence in this ...

Friedman Again Hails Communist China's 'One-Party Autocracy' as Superior to American Democracy

Columnist Thomas Friedman just can't stop praising an authoritarian regime: "I've been saying for awhile Tom, there's only one thing worse than one-party autocracy, the Chinese form of government, ...

Times Lauds Left-Wing Radical as 'Civil Rights Lawyer'

Ralph Fertig runs a left-wing pressure group, but to Times Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak he's just a "civil rights lawyer," and his wish to provide legal support to a Kurdish group in Turkey ...

CBS Reporter Laments Economic Downturn After Fall of Berlin Wall

Reporting for CBS Sunday Morning, correspondent Mark Phillips marked the 20th anniversary of the fall the Berlin Wall by noting the economic difficulty East Germany has faced in the aftermath: "It ...
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