Among Honest Communists
Daniel J. Basta, author
Among Honest Communists by Daniel J. Basta is his true account of tales during the height of the “Cold War” (1973 – 1975) about: lurking spies and counter intelligence agents; the impacts of the “Yon Kippur War” and Russian pressures; face to face encounters with “operatives”; unexpectedly finding common ground with drunken Russians; being buzzed by MIG–21s; and of the realization many years later that the Author may have unwittingly been playing a role in an east-west covert operation. The tales reveal that, during the Cold War many things may not have been what they appeared to be, as is probably the case in the current turmoil engulfing Eastern Europe. There are lessons in these tales, including the fragmentation of the former Yugoslavia, that are directly relevant to the people and events unfolding affecting the former Republics of the Soviet Union – perhaps even in the Ukraine.