Everything you need to understand or teach How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed by Slavenka Drakulić.
How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed was written by author and main character Slavenka Drakulic. Drakulic is a renowned Croatian journalist, novelist and non-fiction writer who, in this book, writes about her experiences under communism and with Eastern European women who lived and suffered under communism. Eastern Europe was ruled by communist regimes, mostly by the Soviets but also by Tito, the dictator of Yugoslavia, for decades. During this time, communism reformed the mindset of many Eastern Europeans. It deprived them of hope, of the ability to expect that things would get better in life, of the will to resist arbitrary and tyrannical power, and of knowledge of the far better material circumstances in the Western world. A theme throughout the book is that communism is not merely a political system but a mindset and that the mindset outlived the regimes that produced it.
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