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From The Gulag to Abu Ghraib

I was deeply disturbed by

allegations last week that part of the Abu Ghraib abuse involved a US

interrogator forcing a Muslim prisoner to blaspheme his religion. So was

Frederica Mathewes-Green, the Eastern Orthodox writer, who notes the

similarities between methods used in Abu Ghraib and used by the Romanian

communists against their

prisoners–whose number included her spiritual

director, an elderly Orthodox priest now living in the United States. Read

this riveting account and reflect on John Miller’s question: when will the

victims of communism get their monument?

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