The Rehabilitation of Communism
Ten years after the Berlin Wall fell, cracking open the door on Soviet and Eastern European archives that document almost 75 years of communist crimes, it remains a bizarre fact that communism itself enjoys a forgiving ambiguity in its depiction in Western lore - i.e., popular culture. Even Jacob Weisberg of the online magazine Slate acknowledges this, deep in a New York Times Magazine cover story titled, "The Rehabilitation of Joseph McCarthy," an analysis of the American legacy of communism. Citing a recent A&E movie about Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett, a veritable Red Valentine, and the outrage of the intelligentsia over Elia Kazan's honorary Oscar earlier this year, Mr. Weisberg writes …
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Publication information: Article title: The Rehabilitation of Communism. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: December 1, 1999. Page number: 16. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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