Quit Glorifying Communism. There Is Nothing Romantic About Life In A Police State

The reality of life in the Warsaw Pact was decidedly different than the picture Kristen Ghodsee paints in her New York Times article.

The ghost of Walter Duranty still lives at The New York Times, and it has a perverse sense of timing. Last week, on the anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall, the Times continued its bizarre nostalgia series about communist dictatorships with a piece titled “Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism.” The author, Kristen Ghodsee, points to a single, post-reunification study to allege that women under the iron fist of East Germany had “twice as many orgasms” as women in capitalist West Germany.

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