Vike-Freiberga's credibility(in response to "Vike-Freiberga: Eastern Europe's new voice?" in TBT #354)While we are aware of President Vaira Vike-Freiberga's unique charisma, I beg to differ with those who would describe her credibility as lacking because she did not experience life under communist rule. Those of us, as did she, who escaped from communist oppression did not have to live under it in order to understand its cruelty and brutality. Those who had relatives sent out in waves to die in Siberia know vicariously what it means to experience brutality and repression. Many in the free w...
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