Communism

Clueless Columnist Friedman Celebrates China's "Concentrated State Power"

Tom Friedman cluelessly celebrates the Chinese Communists "planning" and "national mobilization," which included displacing over a million of its citizens to make way for Olympic pageantry.

Solzhenitsyn: A Prophet Honored in His Own Country, but Not in the U.S. Media

The great writer's commencement address at Harvard in 1978 was a powerful indictment of elitist liberalism.

NYT vs. "Hard-Line" Anti-Castro Activists in Little Havana

More wishful thinking by the Times: "Will Little Havana Go Blue?"

Weeping for Blacklisted Communist Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo

Stephen Holden's high praise for a Hollywood Communist (and FBI informant): "Peter Askin's stirring documentary 'Trumbo' gives you reasons to cheer but also to weep."

Today's Lead: China's Soaring Economy Making a Path for Other Nations

Edward Wong: "Chinese officials seem to be galled by the apparent hypocrisy of Americans telling them what to do while the American economy is at best stagnant." No mention of the hundreds of ...

Times Decries " Anti-Communist Witch Hunt" in Hollywood Obit

Thank goodness for that: "By the time [director Jules Dassin] wrote and directed "Never on Sunday," a comedy about a good-hearted prostitute, the anti-Communist witch hunt in the United States had ...

Kudos: The Times Takes on NYC's "Fascination with Che T-Shirts"

A profile of Carmen Palaez, an anti-Castro playright: "The play was her retort to the fascination with Che T-shirts, solidarity tours to Cuba and the endless praise of the revolution's twin ...

Times Watch Quotes of Note - Fidel Castro's "Great Social Achievements"

Plus "Unfounded Rumors" About Swift Boat Vets & The Spanish Inquisition

"Evolving" Cuban-Americans No Longer Unleash "Anti-Castro Invective"

The Times wonders: Is the more reserved Cuban-American community in Miami no longer angry at "President" Castro?

"Charismatic" Castro Won "Universal Health Care" and "Free Education"

"His record has been a mix of great social achievements, but a dismal economic performance that has mired most Cubans in poverty. He succeeded in establishing universal health care, providing free ...
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