Cathy Young At Reason: The Rise Of Communist Nostalgia

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Young suggests that for some East Germans recalling Communism:

“According to an analysis in the German magazine Spiegel, what drives this rose-colored view—shared by many young people who barely remember life under communism—is a peculiar sense of pride and humiliation.”

We’ve all moved on Young seems to be arguing, and it’s important to point out the problems we do have and attempt to define them. Perhaps Young, much like Fukuyama, thinks that the overall trend is toward progress and liberal democracy, and that few who lived under communism regimes would really go back:

Communist nostalgia is overrated. But, recalling the fall of the Berlin Wall, one does feel nostalgia for a time when one could celebrate an uncomplicated victory of good over evil.”

Also On This Site:  Would some at the NY Times agree?:  From CATO: ‘New York Times “Celebrates” The Fall Of The Berlin Wall’From The Christian Science Monitor Via A & L Daily: An Interview With Francis Fukuyama, Obama’s Decision On Missile Defense And A Quote From Robert Kagan’s: ‘The Return Of History And The End Of Dreams’

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