Troubled pasts, collective memory and collective futures

2018-01-05T15:52:14Z (GMT) by Cristian Tileaga
This is a chapter about how nations imagine possible futures in the context of transitional justice and coming to terms with the communist past in Eastern Europe. For postcommunist countries engaged in democratic development the most significant question was that "of the relation of the treatment of the state’s past to its future" (Teitel, 2000, p. 3). This chapter focuses on the condemnation of communism in Romania in the Tismaneanu Report and on how the report is constructing the image of a collective future around the issue of how to represent the communist era into public consciousness.