Hunting Down The Naked Truth

You wouldn't expect the publisher of Plai cu Boi — Romania's satirical Playboy-style monthly — to make a list of heroic Europeans, but Mircea Dinescu, 52, is not your average purveyor of the nude female form. In the 1980s, his opposition to the Stalinist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu made him a target of the dreaded Securitate, the secret police; in 1989, he was sacked as editor of a literary magazine and put under house arrest for criticizing Ceausescu in an interview with the French newspaper Libération. Later that year, when the hated regime was overthrown by a popular uprising, he was...

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