Notes from the Other Side of Night
This book is a diary-memoir written on the occasion of the author's return with her family to her native country, Romania, in 1975. It is a different world than when she left. The end of the Cold War seems to have persuaded some that the ideas of classical liberalism had won, that history had somehow come to an end, that freedom had proven its superiority beyond argument. Yet this is hardly the case: throughout the former Soviet empire the specters of nationalism, xenophobia, and statism loom large. They are present in the West as well, in different forms yet no less dangerous. So the message of Pilon's book which is predicated on the value of individual freedom continues to be relevant, and worth restating. Originally published in 1979 by Regnery Gateway, Inc.