My generation in Eastern Europe was caught in the middle of two revolutions (1944 and 1989), which instead of moving history ahead pushed it backward. We thus at first made a U-turn-a tortuous one, to be sure-from underdeveloped capitalism to underdeveloped socialism, but because socialism and underdevelopment are strange bedfellows,we have since discovered we were on the wrong path and are trying now to return to where we started. The drama of that generation is what this book is about.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- 1 What Made Him Flee -- 2 The Origins of Social Revolt -- 3 A Unique Historical Event: Conspiracy Between King and Communists -- 4 The Stalinist Faith -- 5 The National Backlash -- 6 The Two Faces of Communist Society -- 7 Red Diplomat in Washington -- 8 The Illiterate Couple -- 9 The Prelude of the Romanian Revolution -- 10 The Inside Story of the Revolution -- 11 The Day After -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Chronology of Events -- International Perspectives: A Collection of Media and Policy Discussion -- Index and List of Prominent Romanians -- About the Book and Author.