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Dec 9, 2009
via Global News Journal

Nobel winner says Ceausescu’s spirit lives on in Romania


Brutal dictator Nicolae Ceausescu has been dead for 20 years, but Romania remains dominated by his henchmen, the winner of this year’s Nobel prize for literature says.

Herta Mueller, a small, raven-haired writer who grew up in Romania and now lives in Germany, is in Stockholm to receive her award.  She is a reticent speaker, but her message — born from experiencing the bitterness Ceausescu’s repressive regime — is powerful.