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Reader comment on item: Harvard's Communist Uprising, 50 Years Later

Submitted by RIchard A Landes (Israel), Apr 9, 2019 at 08:30

While Daniel was at Harvard that year, I was on a trip around the world with the International Honors Program, and at the time of the strike we were in Russia. It was a nightmare, and one of the things some of us did was purchase bigger-than-life posters of Lenin as a joke. When we got out of the plane in Helsinki, we kissed the ground, danced the hora (not a jewish group) and descended like vultures on the newsstand. I was reading the Time Magazine account, and got to the third column where they described a huge portrait of Lenin hanging in one of the halls. It was the end of my political career.


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