qYet in the morally ambivalent world of the communism in which Anguelov grew up, everyone was both victim and victimizer. Few dissented; few intended evil. More typical were tales of compliance, complicity, and informing on friends and neighbors just as part of getting by. Whether discussing his schooldays, his marriages, or his career, Anguelov inexorably returns to his theme of compliance. In moving but understated prose, he describes his own coming to terms with the harm done by compliance and his gradual shift into a more politically active stance.q--BOOK JACKET.Therefore, when three weeks later I put my head into the infamous window to ask the police clerk about my visa for Czechoslovakia, I expected anything but a refusal. ... To let your beard grow was regarded as a claim of differentiation.
|Title||:||Communism and the Remorse of an Innocent Victimizer|
|Publisher||:||Texas A&M University Press - 2002|