When Tyrants Fall

The images that linger are those of naked bodies lying in rows on the ground, many with their ankles tied together with barbed wire. One is a boy of about three, too young to be a freedom fighter, too young to be a rebel, too young to be lying naked in the snow; another is a seven-month fetus on the torso of its disemboweled mother. But it was not just a slaughter of the innocents in Rumania last week. A few days later came another unforgettable image: the fallen dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, executed by a firing squad, a pool of blood...

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