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Good citizens vs good communists

2012-05-29good communists

When I used the following sentence:

They can show that they are good communists by donating the revenue to environmental causes
in my last blog, my editor objected. She was right, I changed it to read “good citizens”
Her point was that although it is meaningful to us, people who did not live the communist experience cannot possibly relate to it. I knew that I was over-reaching already when I was putting it down. If you have not lived in a communist country, you cannot relate to it. It is a loaded expression that I will now try to explain to you. Continue reading →