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Unbecoming Comedy
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The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Date: Aug 31, 1991
Start Page: a.27
Section: OP/ED

It appalled me to see how Laura Blumenfeld and Joel Achenbach trivialized the recent events in the Soviet Union in "Exit, Stage Right: Gennady, We Hardly Knew Ya" {Style, Aug. 22}. They wrote: "There wasn't even time to sell T-shirts" and "It was a story that went by so fast there weren't even any jokes about it" in describing the duration of a military coup, the likes of which in other countries have led to years of repression, torture and human desperation.

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