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In a letter to his daughter, Dana, published in the French newspaper Le Miyai in and broadcast over and over by Radio Free EuropePacepa explained the reason for defecting: The Wall Street Journal.

Knowing you, Dana, I was firmly convinced that you would prefer no father to one who was an assassin. Overall I really enjoyed it.

I would have liked it better if the author did not adhere to an objective storytelling style at all times, because I would have been curious to know his feelings towards the people who appear in the book. Apr 25, Mike rated it really liked it Recommends it for: In Decemberthe new government of Romania restored Pacepa’s rank of general.

Pacepa is a columnist for the Internet conservative blog site PJ Media.

An article published by The American Spectator in summed up the devastation caused by Pacepa’s “spectacular” defection: They watched old Kojac re-runs night after night in one of 27 palaces; they wiretaped everybody, preferably having sex. But I understand that the book was somehow influential in overthrowing of the dictator. Apr 28, Jack Ippel rated it really liked it.


A fascinating insight into the roizonturi life of an Eastern European dictator during the Communist era.

Dar aici nu este vorba de ideologia omniprezenta in materialele de propaganda, ci de faptul ca Ceausescu, ca si Lenin odinioara, isi finanta proiectul politic personal din actiuni profund ilegale: Chronicles of a Communist Spy Chief. This book is painful paceps for numerous reasons.

Ioana (Bucuresti, Romania)’s review of Orizonturi Rosii

A salient detail that caught my attention was Ceausescu’s astonishment during his “trial” upon hearing that “mercenaries” were shooting into the crowds demonstrating against him — of course, his surprise was in fact justified given that those terrorists were most likely hired by the leaders of the coup.

Red Horizons was subsequently republished in 29 countries, and it was made into a documentary movie by the Hungarian TV. He was assigned to the Directorate of Counter-sabotage of the Securitate. At times the book goes into what I felt was too much detail when discussing certain events, but that might be because I started reading this book due to being more interested in what Ceausescu and his wife were like as people, and less in the external affairs of that time.

Ion Mihai Pacepa

This book represents Dictator Ceausescu like a genius who was thinking big, but in reality he was a just a simple stupid peasant. A story about vicious men in control of a big corporation. Published April 15th by Regnery Publishing first published Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

InPacepa was appointed head of the Romanian intelligence station in FrankfurtWest Germanywhere he served two years. Ion Mihai Pacepa born 28 October in Bucharest, Romania is the highest-ranking intelligence official ever to have defected from the former Eastern Bloc.


In holding the positions he purports to have had, Pacepa must have done his share of the type of fawning he describes his colleagues doing. One of only a few books that I will not finish. Coercion and Dissent in Romania, — They decreed that families had to have at least four children. InPacepa revealed he was writing a book called Disinformation that gives details of the Seat 12 plot and the Soviet “science” of framing.

DuringPacepa published a book, Red Horizons: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Red Horizons: The True Story of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescus’ Crimes, Lifestyle, and Corruption

Its hard copies are still in book stores. InRed Horizons was re-published as an e-book by Google.

Human Events 28 December Pacepa’s defection destroyed the intelligence network of communist Romania, and through the revelations of Ceausescu’s activity, it affected the latter’s international credibility and respectability. Jan 02, Katherine Hernandez rated it really liked it. It would explain from the love of an invisible god to the veneration of a disgusting A story about vicious men in control of a big corporation.

Pacepa as the only Westerner who demolished an entire enemy espionage service and played a considerable role in the prevention of World War III. Yasser Arafat and Muammar al-Gaddafi set one more million dollars reward each. Open Preview See a Problem? Joco and Reni lived in our condo for six years and gave us this book.