The Press is falling over themselves to talk about what a guy he was, and how the Soviet system was (in the WaPo's term) "a seven-decade experiment born of Utopian idealism". Well OK then. Remember, I did not read Pasternak but I condemn him ...
Oh, and the cartoon at that last link? The one with two Gulag prisoners working in the snow and with the caption that said I won the Nobel Prize in Literature. What was your crime? You know, the cartoon that won a Pulitzer Prize?
Yeah, the WaPo would never publish it today. Scratch a journalist, find a commie.
And so, here's a (err) toast to Mikhail Gorbachev, from back in the day when truth could still be spoken.