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A Romanian Exile is Skeptical of His Home Country's Revolution

Poet and NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu. Codrescu's new book, "A Hole In The Flag," examines how the exuberance in his native Romania after the overthrow of Ceausescu turned to cynicism, and with the realization that Ceausescu's overthrow changed nothing.


Other segments from the episode on June 13, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 13, 1991: Interview with Jerry Knight; Interview with Andrei Codrescu; Review of Vaclav Havel's book "Open Letters."


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