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Red Horizons: The True Story of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescus' Crimes, Lifestyle, and Corruption Paperback – April 15, 1990


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  • Paperback: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing (April 15, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0895267462
  • ISBN-13: 978-0895267467
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #310,778 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Perfect for the idiots," Ceausescu approved.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By C. Trew on March 1, 2002
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I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Pacepa while he was a client of the Jamestown Foundation, where I was working.
First, this book was not checked out in advance with the CIA or any other government agency as some reviewers have suggested. People would be very surprised at the frequently rough relationships between defectors and the US intelligence community. At any rate, the US does not dictate or control what these people write.
Rather than focus on some of the many titilating stories in the book, this work is best used as a window on a very strict, ruthless dictatorship. Not many works can provide the kind of insight as this one.
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48 of 55 people found the following review helpful By N. Ionescu on November 5, 2004
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As a Romanian who lived in the Ceausescu's workers paradise for 26 years I know too well the tactics of the shady people who work for today's romanian secret police.

Why?

Because they are THE SAME PEOPLE who worked for Ceausescu's Securitate.

They only changed their organization name and their master,the president of Romania Ion Iliescu -the man who was elected 3 times even if the constitution of Romania allows only 2 mandates.

Comrade Ion Iliescu is an old KGB agent infiltrated by russians in Ceausescu's communist party (yes it's true, the russians didn't trusted nobody)

So if you read negative comments about Pacepa's book, keep in mind Securitate's people are alive and well. They hold high positions of power and privilege in today's Romania, running big companies, banks, holding senatorial seats in the parliament or running branches of the executive.

And sometimes they take a couple of minutes to write a bad review to Pacepa's book on Amazon.com trying to accuse Pacepa,

the man who was a consel to president Reagan in being a traitor and bleaching the miserable image of their ex-commander in chief the murderous dictator of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu.
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97 of 116 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 1, 2001
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Pacepa's well-known and smoothly written _Red Horizons_ does make for a titillating view of the role of Romania's foreign intelligence during his tenure as DIE chief, Romania's relationship to East and West, and eye-popping eyewitness details of the smarmy occurrences and attitudes in Ceausescu's inner circle. However, as a postcommunist analyst of Romania reading some of the reviews below, I need to inject some notes of caution.
Readers should be careful of taking everything Pacepa says as the gospel truth for at least four reasons:
1) When the director of a foreign intelligence service defects to the US, you can pretty much bet any publicly available memoirs have been vetted by the CIA and its ghostwriters before publishing. I.e., what was left out? And how the hell do we fact-check what's left, to be sure there wasn't some disinformation or exaggeration going on (as someone pointed out, the book was launched in 1987, two years before Ceausescu's fall)?
2) Pacepa defected in 1978, right as things were really starting to spiral down the tubes internally in Romania. Anything after that, you won't find in this book or else it's not eyewitness stuff. He had not yet attained the higher reaches of power when *hundreds* of thousands endured the physical as well as psychological terror of Ceausescu's predecessor, Gheorghiu-Dej, as opposed to the *tens* of thousands enduring somewhat more psychological pressure (i.e., much fewer executions) under Ceausescu. Still, Pacepa had to have known a great deal about the repressive system under both leaders, which leads to the next point:
3) Never, ever forget that Pacepa rose to the pinnacle of power and says next to nothing about how he got there (why was *he* approved?) or his ethics in defending the regime from the highest levels.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Thomas M. Sipos VINE VOICE on July 11, 1999
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The author was a spy boss in Communist Romania. He saw the Ceausescus on a daily basis, and relates all their shocking--but true--dirt. From their dealings with drug lords to their rapist son's wild partying. Aside from its historical value, the book provide insight into the workings of foreign/Communist intelligence operations.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Denis Bider on September 14, 2001
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I read a Slovenian edition of this book, and I think I'm going to order the English version to see what I missed by reading the translation.
I am inclined to believe most of what the author writes. I found the book astonishing, fascinating, downright enlightening; I can recommend it to anyone who has the guts to learn what the world and its history are actually like, as opposed to a fanciful portrayal of what they ought to be. We who have the privilege of living somewhat freely and luxuriously in our safe, comfortable dwellings can only appreciate an occasional injection of cold truth.
That said, there are two things Pacepa discreetly 'fails' to include in this book, and I cannot blame him for doing so:
- He never mentions any atrocities that may have been done by the US or the CIA. Obviously, as the book was written in the USA, he better not.
- When DIE does an atrocity, Pacepa never implicates himself - he just says that 'DIE' did it. When DIE does something good, such as prevent Golda Meir from getting killed, it is Pacepa who made sure it happened. :) I wouldn't mind Pacepa elaborating on his role in the atrocities, I would actually find it very laudable and titillating if he did so, but I guess there are too many aggressive hypocrites and perpetually offended people out there for him to be able to afford that.
There's some other minor stuff he inserts rather awkwardly - like his alleged Christianity and his love for the USA - but that's unverifiable and pretty much irrelevant, so let's leave it at that. Pacepa's personal issues are not what makes the book amazing, and they are kept to a minimum.
To summarize, I highly recommend this book to anyone who can stand the enormities - for entertainment as well as educational value.
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