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Inka Oppression

Aspects of the current political situation in the US remind me of coffee in Poland during the communist period. Polish people loved coffee (too mild a word – they absolutely lusted over it) and the country imported large amounts… to … Continue reading

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The Teacher, Favors, Guilt and Persecution

After the collapse of communism in 1989, there have not been a whole lot of interesting movies made about the communist period in Eastern Europe (as opposed to the communist period itself when many brilliant movies were made about the … Continue reading

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It Was Thirty-Five Years Ago Today

On December 13, 1981 the communist government of the Polish People’s Republic (PRL) declared Martial Law. The short story is that between communist inflexibility and popular discontent with comunism (manifested by the Solidarity movement) the country was careening out of … Continue reading

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