Lacking accountability, secret policing under communism compromised Central European societies. The dark past of collaboration with communism still overshadows regional political culture.
Although it always comes as a shock for people from Central Eastern Europe who lived through state socialism, nowadays in the West there are increasingly more young people who identify as Marxists or even Communists.
While some disappointment with capitalism—just like with any system—is completely understandable, the virtues of capitalism must be acknowledged.
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