The Rise and Fall of Nicolae Ceausescu

The Rise and Fall of Nicolae Ceausescu

by Cristian Butnariu


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We have read with great interest the article "The Revolt of the Romanians" by Pavel Campeanu published in The New York Review of February 1, 1990, and we were pleased to learn that he also is the anonymous author of "Birth and Death in Romania," a thoughtful and harrowing account of the hardships of living under the Ceausescu regime, published in the October 23, 1986, issue of The New York Review. The events of the dramatic last few weeks in Romania, and particularly the indiscriminate violence against the population unleashed by the Securitate on behalf of the deposed dictator, as a result of which thousands died, explains why Mr. Campeanu had to withhold his authorship of the courageous 1986 indictment of the Ceausescu regime.
Mr. Campeanu's new article about the fall of Ceausescu contains valuable information about, and some shrewd insights into, the psychology of one of the worst dictators of our time. What Mr. Campeanu has to say about Ceausescu's character-based on first-hand knowledge, since both he and Ceausescu were political prisoners for anti-Nazi activities during World War II, sharing a cell for some time and then being inmates in the same Special Penitentiary near Timisoara for two years-is of great interest and might serve for a more extensive moral portrait of a Communist tyrant.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541288287
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/24/2016
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 609,237
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.50(d)

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