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Bucharest Diary: Romania's Journey from Darkness to Light

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An insider's account of Romania's emergence from communism control

In the 1970s American attorney Alfred H. Moses was approached on the streets of Bucharest by young Jews seeking help to emigrate to Israel. This became the author's mission until the communist regime fell in 1989. Before that Moses had met periodically with Romania's communist dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu

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Kindle Edition, 363 pages
Published July 17th 2018 by Brookings Institution Press
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The title of this book was really misleading. It was less of a book about Romania's progress, and more of a book about Alfred Moses's personal accomplishments. He also treated neoliberalism as synonymous with progress. Moses described how he essentially controlled Romania as the American Ambassador in Bucharest, then simultaneously said he, and the US, abstained from political domination there. He seemed oblivious to just how hegemonic America was at the time.
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